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September 22, 2016

Six of 11 key Canadian industries must invest to meet growing U.S. demand

American recovery, lower Loonie offering "more promising market" for Canadian exporters, manufacturers than tough recent years, new report says


September 24, 2016

Feds warn of ‘insider’ cyber threat to electrical, transport infrastructure

Canadian officials delivered a brief to heads of 10 vulnerable sectors last December, saying rogue employees could cripple critical infrastructure
September 23, 2016

Domtar cuts 100 jobs at North Carolina fluff pulp mill

Quebec-based pulp and paper company will decrease plant's output by almost 100,000 tonnes per year
September 23, 2016

GM unveils revamped Chevy Equinox SUV to combat lagging sales

Current version of the Equinox is partly assembled in Ontario, but is struggling against competitors with sales down 18 per cent this year

September 23, 2016

Nipigon bridge failure that split the country in half caused by design, installation problems

In January 2016, the Nipigon bridge heaved in extreme cold, causing up to 1,300 trucks carrying an estimated $100 million worth of goods to detour each day
September 23, 2016

UPS partnering with robot maker on delivery drones

Robot company CyPhy Works Inc. doesn't see drones replacing delivery trucks, bikes, buggies or gondolas anytime soon

September 23, 2016

Fertilizer giant Mosaic sued after waste material spills into Florida’s main aquifer

The company said a huge sinkhole opened up beneath a pile of waste material and a 215-million gallon storage pond. It was discovered by a worker on Aug. 27, but not made public until Sept. 11
September 23, 2016

Nestle outbids small Ontario municipality to buy well for bottled water

Faced with competing offer last month, company matched price, waived conditions to finalize purchase of five-hectare well site

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Safety & Sustainability

Updated online course helps prepare Ontario Master Electrician candidates for exam

Course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of electricians
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

Head to IMTS with financing in place

Technology vendors at Chicago trade show will be motivated to make deals
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

Real estate in Buffalo-Niagara—three common questions from expanding businesses

Market reports and guidance from economic development agency help Canadian manufacturers set up shop in the US

Cleantech Canada

September, 23 2016

SNC signs nuclear deal to build Candu reactors with pair of Chinese companies

Deal could breathe new life into Canadian nuclear industry, help eliminate coal power plants in China and beyond
September, 22 2016

Bobbing buoys off Hawaii offer new method for harvesting renewable energy

Researchers are looking to harness the power of the undulating seas, though a viable wave energy buoy may still be five to 10 years away
September, 22 2016

Formula E to unleash electric car race on Brooklyn next year

Michael Andretti, an original owner in the series, said the opportunity to race in New York City is huge for the series and sponsors

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