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The most-read industrial stories of 2013

Many important and dramatic stories unfolded in the industrial sector this year. Here are eight of the biggest



The past year has been a banner one for us here at CanadianManufacturing.com, with our audience (that’s you!), client base and partners growing at a tremendous rate.

Many important and dramatic stories unfolded in the industrial sector this year, and many more are sure to develop in 2014.
But for now, here are eight of the biggest stories we published this year:

1. Kellogg Canada Inc. to close plant in London, Ont.
Kellogg Canada Inc. has announced that it is closing its London facility at the end of 2014.

2. U.S. Navy’s newest stealth destroyer a marvel of modern industry
While it’s no starship, the technology-laden Zumwalt taking shape at Maine’s Bath Iron Works is unlike any other U.S. warship.

3. Heinz to shutter three plants next year, including one in Ontario
H.J. Heinz Co. confirmed to CanadianManufacturing.com that the ketchup maker plans to shutter three North American plants, including one in southwestern Ontario.

4. Crane operator rescued by chopper from raging fire [WATCH]
In a dramatic rescue that drew a gasping crowd, a military helicopter swooped in to airlift a worker trapped on a construction crane above a massive fire in Kingston, Ont.

5. Gear-free automotive transmission on the horizon?
As automakers look to comply with global emissions regulations, innovations like eight-speed automatic and continuously variable transmissions are being widely applied.

6. Subaru launching Canadian exclusive WRX STI model in 2014
According to Subaru Canada, Inc., the sedan model of its rally-bred WRX STI will now be available with all the creature comforts of a luxury sedan while still offering the sports car characteristics that make Subie fans Subie fans.

7. Arbitrator rules Starbucks must pay $2.76B in dispute with Kraft
The two consumer products companies had been locked in a fight for three years after Starbucks Corp. fired Kraft as its distributor of packaged coffee to grocery chains.

8. Hotter, drier Alberta a reality within decades: report
As climate change slowly kicks in over the coming decades, the province’s ecological regions will shift north, says the study commissioned by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.

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