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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


November 17, 2017

Missouri-based TricorBraun buys B.C. packaging firm Taipak

The Richmond, B.C. company makes boxes, pouches and bags, mainly for customers in the food industry
November 17, 2017

Sea-Doo maker BRP setting up Texas headquarters to better cater to U.S. market

The Bombardier spin-off and snowmobile maker's head global office will remain in Valcourt, Que.
November 17, 2017

Nova Scotia at risk of becoming an island if action isn’t taken, municipal leaders warn

The Isthmus of Chignecto connects the Atlantic province to the rest of the country, but the narrow strip of land could sink beneath the waves within decades

November 17, 2017

Nissan execs take ‘voluntary’ pay cut over faulty inspection scandal

Nissan said its investigation found workers that were not authorized to carry out inspections were routinely conducting the tests, borrowing and using the approval seals of certified personnel
November 17, 2017

Top NAFTA negotiators skipping next round of talks

The lead ministers for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico won't bother attending the session that concludes Nov. 21, after the previous round concluded with the ministers practically squabbling on stage

November 17, 2017

Hope for stranded Churchill, Man., as Fairfax considers acquiring damaged rail line

Severe flooding damaged the rail line last spring, cutting the only land link to Churchill, a town of 900 on the west coast of Hudson Bay
November 17, 2017

Consumer price index ticked up 1.4% in October, pace of inflation slowed

Excluding gasoline, the index was up 1.3 per cent compared with a year ago compared with a 1.1 per cent increase in September


In-Depth

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, 17 2017

Quebec biofuel firm signs first-of-its-kind deal to supply Australian airline

The deal will see Quebec-based Agrisoma work with Australian farmers to grow Carinata seeds, which will be used to produce oil suitable for aviation
November, 16 2017

Amid global electric car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

The company's goal is to sell 30,000 fuel-cell vehicles a year by about 2020. While there are challenges to fuel-cell adoption like price and safety concerns, Toyota is confident about its Mirai hydrogen vehicle
November, 15 2017

Electric trucks emerging but still have a long road ahead

Automakers have begun stripping diesel engines out of big rigs, replacing them with electric powertrains, but the big shift is unlikely to happen before certain costs are brought under control


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