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Manufacturing sales in Canada up in March
Manufacturing sales increased 1.9 percent in March to $47.5 billion, following a 1.8 percent decline in February, according to Statistics Canada's Monthly Survey of Manufacturing for March 2011. Which industries and provinces drove the gains?
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Toyota to boost North American production earlier than expected
Toyota will boost production earlier than expected following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Beginning in June, overall North American production will reach approximately 70 percent of normal levels, up from approximately 30 percent in May. Which models will reach 100 percent in June?
Automotive manufacturer fined after worker seriously injured
Rieter Automotive Mastico Ltd. was fined $120,000 on May 11, 2011 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was seriously injured. Learn more about the charges.
Vehicle sales increase in March, expected to fall in April: StatsCan
There were 135,261 new vehicles sold in March, two percent more than in February. Statistics Canada reports car and truck sales both increased, led by stronger sales of North American-built cars. Learn more about the findings.
Northstar Aerospace workers give union strike mandate
Workers at Northstar Aerospace in Tecumseh, Ont., have voted in favour of a strike, if necessary, to back contract demands. Learn more about the issues on the table.
WSIB Chair re-appointed
Ontario has re-appointed Steve Mahoney as the Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Learn more about Mahoney.
Maple Leaf Engineering president re-elected to lead Professional Engineers Ontario
Professional Engineers Ontario, the licensing body for professional engineers in the province, appointed J. David Adams as its 92nd president during its annual general meeting in May. Adams is the fourth engineer since the inception of PEO in 1922 to be twice elected president. Learn more about the new president.
Feature: Motors and Drives
Motor manufacturer teaches Girl Scout troop about manufacturing
It is never too early to introduce manufacturing to today's youth. That's what Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. believes. And that is why the St. Charles, Ill.-based designer and manufacturer of fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers recently hosted 12 young girls and their troop leaders from the Grade 3 Girl Scout troop at Lombard Madison Elementary School in Illinois for a plant tour. Learn more.
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Cover story: Editorial advisory board meeting
We sit with our editorial advisory board for our fifth annual roundtable discussion to talk about the next chapter - the manufacturing industry's recovery, the challenges that remain, and the opportunities for growth.
Feature: Innovation through Automation
This article will provide highlights from the first annual Benchmark Study: ERP in Canadian Manufacturing and Distribution, conducted by Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Jonathan Gross, ERP analyst and vice-president at IT consultancy Pemeco. The highlights will provide insights into the strategies that Best-In-Class companies use to select, implement and manage their ERP systems.
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