Canadian Manufacturing


September 1, 2015

Penn West cuts 35 per cent of workers, suspends dividend and puts off $75M in capital spending

Mid-sized producer makes big cuts in face of low oil price environment

September 1, 2015

Manufacturing sector sinks to four-month low in August, survey says

RBC CMI index dips below neutral 50.0 mark as output and employment fall
September 1, 2015

Quality of job candidates has slipped, Canadian small businesses say

Work ethnic, qualifications among leading concerns for business owners
September 1, 2015

Stuart Olson wins new contracts valued at $250M

Building and maintenance contracts in Ontario and Alberta to boost company's bottom line

September 1, 2015

Just weeks after Tianjin blasts, another chemical factory explodes in China

Reports say explosion in Eastern China left one person dead
September 1, 2015

Transcontinental acquires New York-based Ultra Flex for US$80M

Canada's largest printer expands U.S. footprint and packaging capacity with deal

September 1, 2015

Aggressive shifts to new generation technologies a challenge for Canadian provinces

Introducing new technologies does not offset incremental capital costs, report says
September 1, 2015

Husky starts steam processing at second Sunrise oilsands plant

Company hopes to ramp up facility to full production by end of 2016


Success Centres

Safety & Sustainability

Pipeline safety requirements expanded in industry standard

New version covers welding procedures and loss management
Energy Efficiency

Windsor steel producer retrofits legacy lighting system with LEDs

The project—which tapped into incentives from saveONenergy—are estimated at $140,000 per year
Manufacturing Innovation

Alps Welding leads with quality and versatility

Woodbridge, Ont.-based fabricator expands through a wide range of customer offerings


Financial Management

How lenders assess your application for industrial financing

Key factors include financial statements, equipment quality and its potential benefits
Industrial Edge

Lofthouse Manufacturing thrives through investment in innovation

A commitment to cutting-edge technology keeps Ontario forging and machining company in growth mode
Technology Showcase

New die grinders make it easier to match the tool to the application

FEIN launches the GSZ line-up with a range of power and RPM options


Productivity Improvement

Tracking labour costs for more accurate quotes

A trio of cheese manufacturers swaps out manual systems for efficient workforce management
Electrical Testing

Making the switch to multifunction test sets

Consolidating separate instruments into one set saves money and time
Export Success Skills

A World of Difference: What it Takes to Win in International Markets

New study shows preferred path to global success for Canadian companies

Cleantech Canada

September, 1 2015

Westport, to buy U.S.-based Fuel Systems in merger of natural gas engine makers

Vancouver-based cleantech firm eyes global growth with major merger deal
September, 1 2015

Ikea pulls incandescent bulbs from shelves, to sell only LEDs

Retailer makes good on 2012 commitment, forces customers to go green
August, 31 2015

Investing in clean energy would cost only marginally more than ‘business as usual’ Citibank says

Bank says findings bring ‘why would you not’ argument to the fore

Made possible by: Climate Change & Emissions Management Corporation

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