Canadian Manufacturing

Environment


  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Via Rail staff broke procurement rules

    November 15, 2010 by The Canadian Press

    Via Rail employees have been buying domestic cleaners and lubricants for use in their operations, a violation of the Crown corporation’s rules about using chemicals.

  • GE to buy 25,000 electric cars

    November 11, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    The world’s largest company will initially purchase 12,000 Chevrolet Volt electric sedans in 2011 and will add other vehicles as manufacturers expand their electric vehicle line ups.

  • Suncor orders 55 wind turbines

    November 3, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    Suncor Energy has ordered 55 GE 1.6-megawatt wind turbines for the Wintering Hills wind farm near Drumheller, Alta, projected to be one of the largest wind power projects in Alberta.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    More coherent air quality standards for industry

    October 22, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com staff

    St. John’s, N.L.: Canada is planning to adopt new air quality standards for industry and other emitters. The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME), an intergovernmental forum on the environment, approved the new air quality management system at

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Reducing the costs of workplace violence

    October 20, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com staff

    Ottawa, Ont.: Organizations should have plans in place to protect against workplace violence, says a new study by the Conference Board of Canada, an Ottawa-based think tank. The board said workplace violence has broadened beyond extreme acts of physical violence

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Improving welding manufacturing productivity

    October 12, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Worker health and safety isn’t usually a light subject, but there were giggles in the audience when Victor Andrisani broached the topic in his presentation at the recent Canadian Manufacturing Week. Andrisani was showing photos of some of the most

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    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

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    GLV launches new water management company

    September 13, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com 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

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Canadian workers more stressed

    September 8, 2010 by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff

    TORONTO: Canadian workers are feeling more stress than they did a year ago, according to a new survey by Desjardins Group, a financial, group benefits and insurance provider headquartered in Levi, Que. More Desjardins Financial Security National Health Survey results: