Canadian Manufacturing


  • Trade, pricing and business trends for 2011

    October 28, 2010 by Lisa Wichmann

    From the volatile dollar to rising interest rates, economic pressures are impacting trade, pricing and business prospects for 2011.

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    New project to create national energy framework

    September 15, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Montreal, Que: Environmentalists and engineers are teaming up on a $2.5-million project to develop a sustainable energy strategy for Canada. The Trottier Energy Futures Project will identify energy systems that could be implemented between now and 2050 to reduce the

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    Is Nuclear energy making a comeback?

    September 14, 2010 by Staff

    Nuclear energy is in the midst of a modest resurgence, according to a new report by Toronto-based think tank Ernst & Young. The group unveiled the study—which states Canada is among 15 countries worldwide considering nuclear reactors in the largest

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    Connacher’s plant goes off the regional grid

    September 8, 2010 by Staff

    CALGARY: Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd., a Calgary-based crude oil, bitumen, natural gas and natural gas liquids production company, has completed its 13.1 megawatt cogeneration facility at its Algar steam-assisted gravity drainage bitumen extraction plant in the Great Divide region

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    Researchers find plants could have long-term solar potential

    September 7, 2010 by staff

    Cambridge, Mass.: New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found the solution to degrading photovoltaic cells could be harvested in plants, as reported by MIT News. The sun’s rays can damage materials that are used to harvest

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    Good times ahead for Canadian oil industry

    September 2, 2010 by staff

    Ottawa, Ont.: Canada’s oil extraction sector can expect more competition as productivity ramps up in the coming year, according to the Conference Board of Canada’s industrial outlook. The report estimates production in Canada’s oil extraction industry will grow by 4.1

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    Exelon to buy Deere’s wind energy portfolio

    August 31, 2010 by staff

    Moline, Ill.: Deere & Company is selling its wind energy business to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, for $9 million. John Deere Renewables consists of 36 completed projects in eight states with a total operational capacity

  • Conference preview: Protecting profits with cleantech

    August 25, 2010 by Lisa Wichmann

    What does the man who coined the term ‘cleantech’ more than a decade ago think about its promise today? Nicholas Parker, executive chairman and co-founder of the Cleantech Group (San Francisco), and one of the first to invest in sustainable

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    SNC-Lavalin awarded Alberta oil sands contract

    August 19, 2010 by Staff

    MONTREAL: SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction group, has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Grizzly Oil Sands ULC for its new Algar Lake steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility located near Fort McMurray, Alta. The project consists

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    $95M maintenance contract for Flint

    August 12, 2010 by Staff

    Fort McMurray, Alta: Nexen Inc. has selected Flint Transfield Services (FT Services) for maintenance contracts worth an estimated $95 million over three years. FT Services, a partly-owned maintenance company of Flint Energy Services Ltd. (Flint, the Company), will provide electrical