Canadian Manufacturing


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    High-performance workers in high demand

    September 14, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    When it comes to retaining high-performing employees, money talks. But according to new research from Hewitt Associates, it can’t buy loyalty. The human resources consulting agency found that top workers who stuck around when times were tough could now be

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    GLV launches new water management company

    September 13, 2010 by Staff

    MONTREAL: GLV Inc. is merging of all its water businesses under one global brand name, which launched today under the brand name Ovivo. “Our consolidation strategy is in response to three key market drivers,” said Richard Verreault, GLV’s president and

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    Stablex sold to US company

    September 13, 2010 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO: Marsulex Inc. is selling its Stablex division, operator of a hazardous waste disposal plant northwest of Montreal, to an American company in a deal valued at about C$80 million. The buyer is US Ecology Inc. of Boise, Idaho (Nasdaq:ECOL),

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    Companies partner to bring electric vehicle costs down

    September 13, 2010 by Staff

    VANCOUVER: Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc. (REV), a Vancouver-based company that develops electric vehicles and specializes in vehicle-to-grid networks, has partnered with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to create a new company focused on making it easier for North American companies

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    Steelworkers say bad trade policy allowed BC plant closure

    September 10, 2010 by Staff

    BURNABY, BC: The United Steelworkers (USW) say bad trade policy allowed the Denver-based Ball Corp., a supplier of rigid metal packaging products, to decide to close its Richmond, BC fish can plant. Ball has informed the union, which represents trades

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    Ford president says Canada should shift into “offense” to protect its auto sector

    September 10, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Toronto, Ont.: It’s time for Canada to take “proactive, almost predatory” measures to keep its auto manufacturing industry competitive with closed-market economies, cautioned Ford Motor Co. of Canada’s President and CEO David Mondragon. In a speech at the Economic Club

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    GM’s new CEO tells workers to go into “attack mode”

    September 10, 2010 by staff

    Detroit, Mich.: Daniel Akerson, General Motors’ new CEO, said the company must go into “attack mode” to beat out competitors like European car-maker BMW. Akerson made the remarks in his first webcast to workers since taking over as CEO on

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    Nice guy managers may actually finish first

    September 10, 2010 by Mike Ouellette

    We have all had managers whose hard driving, win-at-all-costs attitude made at least a portion of our lives miserable. We accept the treatment because those managers were usually regarded as winners—tough, results oriented people who get the job done. But

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    Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Mill to sell black liquor to BC Hydro

    September 9, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Gibsons, B.C.: The Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Mill has long been the economic backbone of Port Mellon, B.C., but new federal funding to scale up the plant’s biomass production will soon have it fueling more than just the community’s

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    Exports fall, imports grow, deficit widens: Stats Can

    September 9, 2010 by Noelle Stapinsky, Features Editor

    OTTAWA: Canada’s global trade deficit reached a record high of $2.7 billion in July—up from $1.8 billion in the previous month—due to a weakening US recovery and a strong Canadian dollar, according to Statistics Canada. Exports to the US fell