Canadian Manufacturing


September 13, 2019

China to lift punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans, pork

The move follows Trump's decision Wednesday to postpone a planned Oct. 1 tariff hike on Chinese imports to Oct. 15

September 13, 2019

Supply Chain Management Association becomes Supply Chain Canada

The new name and strategic move emphasizes the development of skills and policies, as well as a shift toward AI, blockchain, robotics and automation
September 13, 2019

Ford recalls some vehicles due to sharp seat frame edge

Automaker is recalling 311,907 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico
September 13, 2019

As Tories, NDP, Greens debate, Trudeau accused of ducking record

NDP's Singh and Green's May attacked Trudeau for not doing enough to tax the wealthiest individuals and corporations, while the Conservative's Scheer picked on him for running up massive deficits

September 13, 2019

Dollarama says protracted trade war will hamper ability to find new products

Dollarama operates 1,250 stores across Canada and expects to grow its network to 1,700 locations by 2027
September 13, 2019

Vaping illness in U.S. gives Canada pause as legal sales near

Canada is preparing to allow the sale of vaping products in its cannabis market, just as vaping related health issues come to light in the U.S.

September 13, 2019

Empire Co. Ltd. beats on earnings as it pushes for cost savings, streamlining

The parent company of the Safeway and Sobeys grocery chains says it achieved $200 million in benefits in fiscal 2019
September 13, 2019

Statistics Canada says household debt ratio edged lower in second quarter

Credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income edged down to 177.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis, compared with about 177.5% in the first quarter



Canadian manufacturers exercising extreme caution in adopting technology


Business Intelligence


Understanding sale leasebacks

When a business is busy, the costs of people, tooling, and materials can put a lot of pressure on cash flow

Turndown ratio in AC motor speed control

Choosing the right motor and VFD type depends on a variety of factors, however, it is necessary to first look at how the characteristics of a motor change when the speed is reduced
Global Business

Canadian manufacturers exercising extreme caution in adopting technology

Canadian manufacturers trust and follow Canadian examples – which are scarce. It causes Canada to lag behind Europe and the U.S.

Cleantech Canada

September, 13 2019

Pipeline leaks 500,000 litres of produced salt water in northwestern Alberta

The Alberta Energy Regulator website says the leak is due to a pipeline failure 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie
September, 12 2019

Government of Canada invests in solutions to recycle fibreglass

Jeosal Materials Research Corp. will develop innovative solutions for recycling or reusing fibreglass
September, 12 2019

AP NORC poll: Trump gets some of his worst grades on climate

Climate change is becoming more of a national priority among Democrats but not Republicans, says analyst

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