Canadian Manufacturing


February 21, 2018

Ford ousts top exec over ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Raj Nair, who took over as the automaker's North America President last June, said he regrets his behaviour and will leave the company immediately

February 21, 2018

New TPP text released, fed analysis says U.S. imports could dip

The details of Canada's pact with 10 other Pacific nations are now available, and while the outlook is generally positive, trade with our largest economic partner could take a $3.3 billion hit
February 21, 2018

Two Ontario firms fined $285K after worker electrocuted on the job

A worker on a hydrovac excavation crew was killed when a boom made contact with overhead electrical lines
February 21, 2018

Commercial airplane incidents soar in 2017, safety board says

There were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators, a jump from the 63 recorded in 2016. The Canadian Federal Pilots Association argues the rise in incidents can be traced to federal government cutbacks in oversight

February 21, 2018

Ontario Liberals bring in bill retaliating against Buy American provisions

The bill is designed to level the playing field for major government procurement contracts and hit back at protectionist measures in some U.S. states
February 21, 2018

Canadian Navy’s new resupply vessel has one major problem

The navy is chomping at the bit to get the MV Asterix in the water, but the new ship is lacking a certain attribute that comes standard with most military vessels

February 21, 2018

B.C. veggie food manufacturer fined $285K for Fisheries Act violation

Garden Protein International Inc. was convicted of dumping vegetable oil within range of the Fraser River, a body of water protected for its fisheries
February 21, 2018

Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban, says much more at stake

Alberta could pay $10 million for blocking B.C. wine—a drop in the bucket compared to the billions in investment for the Trans Mountain pipeline, the province says



New Z462 Standard Boosts Workplace Electrical Safety


Success Centres

Safety & Sustainability

New Z462 Standard Boosts Workplace Electrical Safety

Recent research and new requirements in the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and NFPA 70E—Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace form the basis of the new and improved CSA Z462
Energy Efficiency

Energy-intensive Canada could cut back dramatically through efficiency measures

According to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada, energy efficiency measures such as incentive programs, retrofits, audits, land-use measures, building standards and renewable subsidies can substantially reduce Canada's energy consumption
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

5 Essential Financing Tips

Look for a lender that knows your industry
Technology Showcase

Two-speed core drill offers efficient way to drill, tap and twist

The new JMU tools top the class with their compact design and versatility


Productivity Improvement

Structural adhesives — tough, durable bonds on a wide variety of surfaces

LOCTITE structural adhesives are as strong as overlap welds, twice as strong as bolts and easier on the bottom line
Revenue Growth

Wheels up: Exporters should get out there and visit their target markets

Successfully selling products in a foreign country requires a personal touch, so pack your suitcase
Export Success Skills

Forging a U.S. Presence – How to Access the U.S.

The decision to expand into the U.S. is a big step and part of a complex process

Cleantech Canada

February, 20 2018

Canadian solar firms fight U.S. tariffs as Trump administration goes on defensive

Three Canadian panel makers are suing the U.S. government, challenging punishing tariffs along with Trump's America First agenda
February, 20 2018

TransAlta Renewables acquires two U.S. wind projects

The two construction-ready projects, located in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, are estimated to cost US$240 million, and both are expected to begin commercial operations in late 2019
February, 20 2018

Hydro-Quebec, Massachusetts electricity talks continue despite setback

An agreement to export Quebec hydro power south of the border could net the province $10 billion, but obstacles remain to getting the project built

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