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    Business gets on board with new carbon economy at summit

    October 1, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Phillip Ludvigsen still laughs at some of the responses he came across when businesses first started responding to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). It was the early 2000s and the global initiative that encourages companies to measure and report on

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    Cleantech projects stuck in limbo

    September 30, 2010 by Lisa Wichmann

    Toronto: There’s no shortage of clean technology ideas in Canada. But there is a lack of money to commercialize them. That was a major theme at the Carbon Economy Summit in Toronto recently, where investors, start-ups and manufacturing executives gathered

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    Growth will lag in 2011: CIBC

    September 30, 2010 by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

    True GDP growth will fall well below federal and provincial government forecasts for 2011, according to the findings of a new report from CIBC World Markets Inc. The end of government stimulus mixed with the reluctance of U.S. consumers to

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    Companies missing out on recycling savings

    September 28, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com staff

    Toronto: Doing business in the green economy presents both risks and opportunities. The recent Carbon Economy Summit in Toronto, which drew 200 chief financial officers, manufacturers and sustainability stakeholders, looked at some of the biggest challenges and rewards in play

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    Quebec manufacturer goes global

    September 21, 2010 by The Canadian Press

    SHERBROOKE, Que.: Quebec-based Camoplast Inc. is buying the much larger Solideal Group of Luxembourg to create a global company with 7,400 employees. The new Camoplast Solideal Inc. will make tires, wheels and rubber track at plants around the world for

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    Americans think Canada is key to economic recovery

    September 21, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    WASHINGTON: In a recent poll by the Canadian American Business Council (CABC), Americans ranked their economic relationship with Canada as the most important when compared with other countries. “This latest round of polling is evidence that its a consistent belief

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    Workers should nap at work

    September 20, 2010 by Canadianmanufacturing.com Staff

    Harvard researcher Sara Mednick has discovered that taking naps while on the job could be a competitive advantage. In a story reported by Tony Schwartz in the Harvard Business Review, Mednick discovered that workers who took a 30-min. nap routinely

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    Acklands-Grainger acquires Quebec distributor

    September 20, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    TORONTO: Acklands-Grainger Inc., Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener supplies, has purchased Solus Securite Inc., a Quebec-based full-service distributor of fire protection and safety products. With 2009 sales of about $20 million, Solus Securite has locations in Trois

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    Toronto firm lands $125M mining equipment sale

    September 17, 2010 by Canadianmanufacturing.com Staff

    TORONTO: Toromont CAT, a division of Toromont Industries Ltd., has been selected by Detour Gold Corp. to supply the production fleet of mining trucks and support equipment for the Detour Lake project in Northern Ontario. The total value of the

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    Transportation sees slow, but steady road ahead

    September 16, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Shippers and carriers are getting back on track as Canada pulls out of an economic slump. But it’s going to be a slow ride to full recovery, according to economists and major industry players at a recent conference on the