Canadian Manufacturing


August 23, 2016

Canadians paid average of $34,154 in taxes last year, says study

The Fraser Institute study says our tax tally includes many "hidden" business taxes that are passed along in the price of goods and services purchased

August 23, 2016

Another worker injured at Agrium potash mine

Earlier this month a 29-year old worker died a few days after being pinned between two pieces of equipment at the mine
August 23, 2016

AIMCo spending US$500M on Howard Midstream stake

The investment corporation owned by the province of Alberta has already bought US$300 million worth of Howard Energy Partners preferred units and has committed to buy more
August 23, 2016

Small Canadian gold miner wins US$1.2B lawsuit against Venezuelan government

World Bank tribunal awards Rusoro Mining $967.8 million in damages, plus interest, for unlawful state seizure and nationalization of gold mine

August 23, 2016

GM planning US$90M update at Indiana plant

The project is aimed at improving production capability and flexibility of GM's Marion factory campus, which dates to the 1950s
August 23, 2016

No trade deal with China yet? Fine, but Ottawa needs to deepen ties to Beijing

Dominic Barton, head of Liberal council of economic advisers, says that while a free trade deal may be years away, feds need to bolster ties to China now

August 23, 2016

Enbridge looks to raise US$7B, but wont spend it all in one place

In March, the pipeline company closed a $2.3 billion equity raise to pay off short-term debt
August 23, 2016

Medical marijuana company Aurora plans 600,000 square-foot Alberta greenhouse

Preparing for Canadian cannabis boom, company anticipates opening new, largely automated site by summer 2018




Success Centres

Safety & Sustainability

Canadian-adopted version of ISO 9001 now available

Latest version was updated in 2015 to reflect the challenges currently facing global businesses
Energy Efficiency

BMW introduces home energy storage unit using spent batteries from all-electric i3

German car company becomes latest automaker to repurpose its battery technology, will roll into energy industry with new second-life battery
Industrial Edge

Windsor, Ont.’s Cavalier Tool launching $6M expansion as business booms

Having tripled its sales over the past eight years, tool maker is adding floor space, investing in new equipment as it works to keep up with demand


Financial Management

Financing turnkey automation systems

Complex projects require careful management of working capital
Manufacturing Innovation

Navigating the procurement process: preparing your plant for a quality audit

If you find yourself scrambling to get your facility ready—you're probably already way behind, says Alps Welding president Dennis Dussin
Technology Showcase

How versatile is your core drill?

Multifunctional machines, speed memory and automatic functioning give operators an edge


Productivity Improvement

Anaerobic adhesives improve the reliability of threaded fasteners

Prevent equipment failure and downtime from accidental loosening
Electrical Testing

Electrical testing in manufacturing plants: Beyond the bridge

Test sets produces accurate results at frequencies up to 400 Hz
Export Success Skills

Expanding south of the border: why the time is now for Canadian manufacturers to make the move

Many Canadian manufacturers think they will face daunting challenges in expanding into the U.S. They should not be so easily deterred

Cleantech Canada

August, 23 2016

Canadian Solar subsidiary brings 100 MW California solar plant online

Site in central part of West Coast state will power about 45,000 homes
August, 22 2016

B.C. maintains carbon tax freeze

B.C.'s Premier says the government needs to keep the province economically competitive to protect jobs while battling climate change
August, 22 2016

Westport sells part of stake in Chinese natural gas engine JV for US$10.7M

Vancouver-based company retains minority interest in business, expects to launch first product in China next year

Made possible by: Climate Change & Emissions Management Corporation

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