Canadian Manufacturing


  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Pumped and primed

    November 1, 2010 by Nordahl Flakstad

    Facing eight-dollar-a-barrel oil and heavy debt, Calgary oilfield-equipment manufacturer KUDU Industries Inc. was, by March 1998, like a smoker warned by a doctor to quit and shed some weight, or suffer the consequences.

  • $193M order for Toromont

    November 1, 2010 by Staff

    The Toronto-based company has inked the major deal with an Australian natural gas producer.

  • GM to add 600 jobs at Lansing

    October 28, 2010 by Staff

    The embattled automaker says the popularity of its Cadillac CTS platform is forcing a second production shift.

  • 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.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Reducing the costs of workplace violence

    October 20, 2010 by 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

    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

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Canadian workers more stressed

    September 8, 2010 by 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:

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    $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

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Tighten control of remote operations

    August 12, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Honeywell’s RC500 remote terminal unit. Photo: Honeywell MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ: Honeywell’s RC500 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) gives industrial users more control over remote, automated operations such as those found in oil and gas operations. The modular and scalable controller easily

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Technology helps cellulose mill tap wasted heat for energy

    July 5, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    OTTAWA: Thermal Energy International Inc. is helping the Fortress Specialty pulp mill in Thurso, Que. use heat to augment its energy supply. Thermal Energy’s Forevergreen Energy Inc. subsidiary has signed a $1.8-million arm’s length greenpower purchase agreement with Fortress Specialty