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August 18, 2017

Ontario judge dismisses CUPE lawsuit over sale of Hydro One shares

Justice Peter Cavanagh sided with the province, saying the plan to sell up to 60 per cent of the public utility is "immune from judicial review" and calling the lawsuit an "impermissible attack on a core policy"


August 18, 2017

Group of Sears creditors seeks permission to sue company executives

The group wants an Ontario judge's permission to launch their case against the company, which is currently protected under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act
August 18, 2017

Inflation ticks up to 1.2 per cent on higher fuel prices

Statistics Canada's inflation report said two of the Bank of Canada's three measures for core inflation, which omit volatile items like gas, saw slight increases in July
August 18, 2017

New Ford CEO responds to dealer, investor complaints about lacklustre lineup

Ford's U.S. sales were down four per cent through July and its market share has slipped 0.3 percentage points, causing investors and dealers to criticize the company's product decisions

August 18, 2017

Great Lakes Manufacturing Council ceases operations

The Council of the Great Lakes Region has taken up the mantle of promoting manufacturing in the Great Lakes region, which has the economic heft equal to the third largest economy in the world
August 18, 2017

U.S. report says slumping auto sector pinching factory output, but economists dispute findings

An economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the Fed's report "is very hard to square" with other manufacturing indicators, which indicate a general manufacturing recovery in the U.S.

August 18, 2017

Volatility in the U.S. boosting the Canadian dollar

"It's not that the loonie is strengthening. It's that the U.S. dollar is weakening," said a portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory
August 18, 2017

Waterloo’s Descartes Systems acquires Ohio truck-tracking company for US$107M

Based in Waterloo, Ont., Descartes paid US$87 million in cash and shares worth US$20 million to acquire online logistics services provider MacroPoint


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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

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, 17 2017

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

The South Korean carmaker plans to launch a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that can travel more than 580 km between fill-ups, under Korean standards, in early 2018
August, 17 2017

DHL, Ford unveil electric delivery van

The StreetScooter WORK XL was developed jointly by Ford and DHL, which began manufacturing its own vehicles after finding none that met its specifications
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


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