Canadian Manufacturing


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    Canada can’t ignore ASEAN region

    August 25, 2010 by Staff

    Canada has dragged its heels developing trade with southeast Asian nations, and a scathing report says that gaffe has left us on the margins while other countries organize lucrative pacts in one of the most important economic regions in the

  • 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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    Steelworkers ratify agreement with Western Forest Products

    August 24, 2010 by Staff

    BURNABY, BC: United Steelworkers (USW) members have ratified a four-year collective agreement with Western Forest Products (WFP). The agreement, retroactive to June 15, 2010, covers some 2,400 Local 1-1937 and 1-85 members at sawmilling and woodlands operations on Vancouver Island,

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    General Dynamics Canada sells smart display units

    August 24, 2010 by Staff

    OTTAWA: General Dynamics Canada (GDC) will supply more than 1,000 Smart Display Units (SDU) for installation in U.S. Army Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The order represents the first use of Ottawa-based GDC’s technology on the MRAP platform. The

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    Potash takeover bad news for Canadian workers

    August 24, 2010 by Staff

    OTTAWA: A foreign takeover of the PotashCorp of Saskatchewan (PCS) would threaten potash mineworkers and their communities across the country, says the president of the union representing about 3,000 potash workers, including 800 miners, production and construction workers at PCS.

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    US medical devices market set to grow

    August 23, 2010 by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

    ROCKVILLE, MD: The United States is home to the world’s largest medical device market, estimated by US-based market analysis firm Espicom at US$94.9 billion in 2010. The firm’s Healthcare Intelligence Division’s latest report The Medical Device Market: USA suggests recent

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    EDC: 10 tips to manage overdue receivables

    August 20, 2010 by Denis L’Heureux, Regional Vice-President, Small Business Solutions, EDC

    When credit is tight, more buyers try to get away with paying their bills late, and a few, without paying at all. Yet many small business owners still put off reminding their customers about overdue payments—supposedly because they’re too busy

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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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    BC’s Mackenzie pulp mill is back in business

    August 18, 2010 by Staff

    MACKENZIE, BC: Paper Excellence B.V., which closed down two years ago, putting 250 people out of work, is re-opening its Mackenzie Pulp Mill in Mackenzie, BC. Over 220 workers have been brought back to work at the mill and an

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    Windsor utilities the first to connect with smart grid

    August 13, 2010 by Staff

    Windsor, Ont: The City of Windsor will be one of Ontario’s first municipalities to connect its water and waste water facilities to the province’s next generation of smart grid services in a pilot project managed by Sempa Power. Windsor has