Canadian Manufacturing


November 24, 2017

Mid-market firms can make big gains with more exports, says HSBC report

Mid-market enterprises in Canada contribute $350 billion to the economy and directly employ almost 25 per cent of Canadians, but a new report from HSBC shows they export significantly less than their global peers

November 24, 2017

Feds invest $1M in bioproducts start-up building Guelph, Ont. manufacturing plant

Mirexus broke ground on the new facility west of Toronto in September after securing $12 million in financing from a number of investors
November 24, 2017

China cuts tariffs on 187 products in effort to placate President Trump

President Donald Trump has made narrowing the U.S. trade deficit with China a priority. This latest around of reductions will reduce import duties on some products by up to two-thirds
November 24, 2017

Sobeys to cut 800 office jobs as part of reorganization of grocery business

The grocer faces competition from new rivals and higher costs from rising wages. The possible rise of home delivery also threatens to disrupt the industry

November 24, 2017

Mudslides bury TransCanada, CN rail line outside Vancouver

Muck and debris downed power lines and made road and rail lines in the Fraser Valley impassable. Crews don't expect to give the all-clear until the weekend
November 24, 2017

Canadian North to open new maintenance hangar at Edmonton airport

Once operational, the facility will complete line maintenance, heavy maintenance and manufacturing requirements for the airline's fleet of Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-200 and Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft

November 24, 2017

Jury still out on benefits of $15 minimum wage as Ontario passes new labour laws

Efforts to raise the minimum wage are also gaining traction in Alberta and British Columbia, but the value of such legislation depends on who you ask
November 24, 2017

Aurora Cannabis’ shopping spree continues with $25M H2 Biopharma takeover

Aurora plans use its ownership of Larssen to pressure other cannabis producers to enter supply or equity partnerships in a sector that is swirling with activity


Success Centres

Safety & Sustainability

Fall Prevention Month: A call-to-action to protect workers at heights

For Fall Prevention Month, CSA Group is reminding employers of the resources available that can help them select proper equipment and develop effective safety strategies
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

Succession planning? Look to key employees for possible buyers

Vendor take backs can also make it easier to divest your business
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

Building a 3D car with just 49 parts — Adhesives to the rescue

Local Motors turns to LOCTITE® for high-performance manufacturing solution
Revenue Growth

10 B2B Tips To Increase Engagement With Your Distributor Community

Acquiring, maintaining and growing distributors who are busy selling your products involves a strategy all its own
Export Success Skills

Streamline for success

Reducing cash management complexity is crucial to success for Canadian companies doing business in China

Cleantech Canada

November, 24 2017

Tesla touts new Roadster as fastest car ever made, but the supercar is a tall order

CEO Elon Musk has promised buyers 0-60 mph in a blistering 1.9 seconds and a battery range of nearly double the current Model S. The company's engineers have until 2020 to deliver
November, 20 2017

Smart grid firm Clear Blue spending $1.2M to scale up Toronto operations

The funding will help fuel the cleantech firm's expansion into overseas markets; it has clients in 30 countries after just six years in business
November, 17 2017

Tesla unveils fully-electric big rig in drive to overhaul heavy transport

The automaker said the hauler can tow an 80,000-pound load 500 miles on a single charge, but the ambitious new project adds another level of chaos at Tesla, which is already struggling to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan

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Surface technology eases the release of dirt, ice and scum

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