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Gildan Activewear problems cost the company US$65M

Shareholders of the T-shirt manufacturer voted to place Chamandy back on its board alongside a slate of candidates put forward by activist investors on Tuesday, capping a months-long leadership battle.


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Soft N Dry announces expansion of products into Brazil

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Automate 2024: Exhibitors break down their trade show expectations

Key Cdn. manufacturers like Reko International, OTTO Motors and Avidbots Corp., attempted to stand out to stay competitive and solicit business from near-shoring manufacturers. » Read more...

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Reimagining manufacturing: A youth-led future

The lifeblood of the manufacturing sector is its relentless drive for innovation, nourished by a rich diversity of perspectives. » Watch here...

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The oil and gas industry has been lying about global warming for decades — accountability is long overdue

A 2021 report found the climate plans of 8 Canadian oil and gas producers lacking and misleading. » Read more...

 
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Garaga Inc. acquires Novatech Group Inc.

Novatech has 16 plants and distribution centres in Canada and the U.S., as well as an innovation centre for research and development of new products since 2009. » Read More...

Canadian government and U.S. co-invest on critical minerals projects

The two companies are receiving funding from both Canada and the U.S., through the Canada-U.S. Energy Transformation Task Force, which was recently renewed for another year, to accelerate their projects towards production. » Read More...