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July 24, 2017

CME calls on Ontario to rethink $15 minimum wage, other labour reforms

The proposed changes to the province's labour laws will increase costs for manufacturers and make them less nimble than their international competitors, the association says


July 25, 2017

BMW to produce Mini electric car at Oxford, U.K. plant, despite Brexit risks

The German automaker said it had neither sought nor received assurances that it would be spared border taxes when it ships parts to Britain
July 25, 2017

Trans Mountain could hang in balance as Trudeau, new B.C. premier meet

John Horgan slammed the pipeline expansion during the campaign, saying he'll use every tool at his disposal to block it. Ottawa backed the $7.4 billion project last year, though both leaders have recently sidestepped the issue
July 25, 2017

Canada’s cannabis production won’t meet expected demand in 2018

Cam Battley, executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis Inc., one of several producers now listed on the TSX, says the industry is in "a rush to build as much capacity as possible"

July 25, 2017

Toyota, Honda and Mazda to be sued in Australia over faulty air bags

The case represents more than a million Australian owners of cars fitted with the air bags, manufactured by Takata Corporation, which can spew metal shards when they deploy. The air bags have been linked to 18 deaths worldwide
July 25, 2017

Supporters, foes clash over underwater oil pipeline’s future

Enbridge's Line 5, which carries 23 million gallons of oil daily across a waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan, is 64 years old. A recent report outlined six alternatives for the line, but environmentalists are critical of its findings

July 25, 2017

Supporters, foes clash over underwater oil pipeline’s future

Enbridge's Line 5, which carries 23 million gallons of oil daily across a waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan, is 64 years old. A recent report outlined six alternatives for the line, but environmentalists are critical of its findings
July 25, 2017

Late-night deal heads off strike at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat, B.C., smelter

The tentative agreement covers 900 workers at the mining giant's aluminum smelter in northern B.C.


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Energy Efficiency

Reduce your energy spend with an energy management information system (EMIS)

Comprehensive energy modeling and analysis tracks efficiency and reveals immediate opportunities to save
Industrial Edge

ADF Group: 60 years of steely resolve keeps Quebec fabricator in growth mode

Producer of steel assemblies and components for the construction market stands out for its production capacity

 


Financial Management

Leveraging tradeshows to secure new shop floor technology

When looking at new machinery, don't let sticker shock get in the way of your competitiveness
Online Marketing

Understanding how Marketing Automation works

Leading manufacturers are realizing the benefits of MA to help them stay in touch with customers and prospects
Technology Showcase

Pipe polishing tools for a perfect metal finish

Constant speed and torque provide top surface quality and consistency

 


Productivity Improvement

3D printing and adhesives give baby products manufacturer the edge

4moms tackles difficult-to-bond materials in rapid production assembly plant
Electrical Testing

Protecting safety with distributed generation schemes

Rate of change of frequency (ROTOF) provides a reliable approach to testing and troubleshooting
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

July, 25 2017

Pacific Northwest LNG megaproject not going ahead

The Prince Rupert, B.C., liquefied natural gas export facility was conditionally approved last fall. Malaysian state oil and gas firm Petronas, which owns the project with a consortium of partners, blamed depressed LNG prices and shifts in the energy industry
July, 25 2017

Small nuclear power reactors: Future or folly?

Advocates say smaller, less complex nuclear plants could reduce up-front costs for nuclear power, but one expert says there's reason to be skeptical
July, 25 2017

World’s first floating wind farm starts to take shape off Scotland

The 30 megawatt project marks an important milestone for floating wind power. The technology could open up new waters to wind development


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