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August 16, 2017

As NAFTA talks begin, former U.S. official says Canada’s priorities will be a tough sell

Stephen Kho, who was lead counsel on Buy American/procurement issues at USTR, said it's always good to talk about new ideas, but: "I don't think expectations should be too high" on liberalizing Buy American or labour mobility policies


August 16, 2017

Trump freaks out as even more business leaders to quit President’s advisory council

Five chief executives have resigned from the White House manufacturing council in protest of the president's failure to immediately condemn white supremacists and other hate groups after deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.
August 16, 2017

B.C. third province to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

Labour Minister Harry Bains said a fair wages commission will be established in the coming weeks to plan how to raise the minimum wage rate without hurting businesses
August 16, 2017

Fire breaks out on CN Tower’s antenna

The district chief said firefighters faced a harrowing task as they battled the blaze while perched on ladders above the SkyPod observation platform, which is 447 metres above the ground

August 16, 2017

Ontario grocers and retailers eye automation to offset rising minimum wage

The CEO of the Metro grocery chain said the industry is under the gun because there is little time to adjust to cost increases, especially when intensifying competition is straining profit margins
August 16, 2017

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments up 18 per cent after dreadful 2016

Momentum that started last fall has continued through the first half of the year, said Seaway CEO Terence Bowles

August 16, 2017

U.S. judge blocks 176-million-ton coal mine expansion in Montana

The judge called out U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits
August 16, 2017

Even with federal support, building pipelines in Canada ain’t easy

Canada's Natural Resources Minister said the government has approved a number of proposals and it's up to their proponents to get them built, but three of the five projects have either fallen apart or face significant hurdles


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Energy Efficiency

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

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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

Succession planning? Look to key employees for possible buyers

Vendor take backs can also make it easier to divest your business
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

Henkel’s new hybrid adhesives offer limitless bonding possibilities

Industry breakthrough products tough enough to haul a freight train
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

August, 15 2017

Canada announces Energy Star for Industry certification

The program provides energy performance indicators that companies can use to benchmark facilities’ energy performance. The best performers will receive certification and public recognition of their achievements
August, 14 2017

Port of Montreal completes $11M electric refueling project

Ships docked at the Port of Montreal can now shut down diesel engines and connect to an electrical grid supplied by renewables
August, 14 2017

Lowe’s bringing solar power installation services to its Ontario stores

Lowe's Canada is teaming up with residential solar power provider Solar Brokers Canada and its affiliate, Green Lion Eco Group, to provide Ontario homeowners with the resources to power their homes with solar panels


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