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Ford recalls more than one million trucks in Canada and the U.S. to fix gas tanks
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks, including 120,000 in Canada, because the gas tanks can fall off and cause fires. Get the details.

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Canadian manufacturing conditions strengthen modestly in July
The pace of new order growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector quickened during July, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a newly launched monthly survey. Get more of the findings here.

GM Ventures invests in solar
General Motors Ventures LLC has invested $7.5 million US in Sunlogics PLC, a global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation. The investment will create 310 jobs, including 110 positions in Canada. Learn more about the agreement.

Canadian manufacturers to increase investment in equipment: Survey
Nearly 60 percent of Canadian manufacturing companies are planning to spend more money on manufacturing equipment this year compared to 2010, according to a survey conducted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. What else did the survey reveal?

New CBC show searches for Canadian businesses in need
The CBC is looking for struggling Canadian companies to participate in a new series, which will see some of the country's top investors spend their time and money to help these Canadian companies get back on their feet. Learn more about this opportunity.

Canadian economy shrank in May after stagnant April: Statistics Canada
Canada's economy shrank by 0.3 percent in May, the second consecutive monthly decline, with slumps in mining, oil and gas production and manufacturing. Learn more.

Take the Canadian Manufacturing Survey and enter to win!
Manufacturing AUTOMATION, in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, is benchmarking manufacturers and giving you the opportunity to compare your facility to others across Canada. Participate in our annual Canadian Manufacturing Study – with only 20 questions to answer – and you can enter to win one of FIVE $100 Canadian Tire gift cards. Take the survey.

Features: Machine Safety

Workers jeopardize their safety by failing to wear required gear: Survey
In a survey released by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 89 percent of safety professionals said they had observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been. Twenty-nine percent said this had happened on numerous occasions. Learn more.

Electro-Pack fined $50,000 after worker injured unjamming machine
Electro-Pack Inc., a Toronto manufacturer of packaging, was fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured. Learn more.

New Products: Machine Safety
Upcoming Online Spotlights:

August 10: CAD/CAM, ERP and PLM software

August 17: Motors and Drives

August 24: Robotics

August 31: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

September 7: HMI/Operator Interface

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June 2011 Digital Edition

The next chapter: Our editorial advisory board discusses the manufacturing industry's recovery, the challenges that remain, and the opportunities for growth

Innovation through Automation: Connecting field staff and experts remotely across continents with mobile video collaboration

2011 benchmark study: The secret recipe for ERP success

ERP overhaul: CB Engineering saves $250,000 annually and reduces operating expenses

The power of simulation: Virtual 3D simulation tools bring increased productivity and ROI

September 2011 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

The September 2011 issue of Manufacturing AUTOMATION marks our 25th anniversary! We are celebrating this milestone with a new look! When the September issue arrives on your desk, it will be in a smaller footprint, but it will still contain the great, informative content you've grown to expect over the last 25 years. The September issue will include:

Cover story: Happy Anniversary – MA celebrates 25 years!

  • A look at Manufacturing AUTOMATION over the last 25 years. Plus, industry analyst and futurist, Jim Pinto, will highlight how industrial automation has changed over the last 25 years, and what's to come.

Feature: 2011 Software Case Study Guide

  • We present a collection of case studies that look into how some Canadian manufacturers are leveraging CAD/CAM, PLM and ERP in their facilities to streamline their processes and maintain a competitive edge.

Feature: Safety

  • Who is Canada's safest manufacturer? We reveal the results of Canada's Safest Employer contest, brought to you by our sister publication, Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, with profiles of the winners.

Plus: Lean manufacturing, and a selection of the latest enclosures and workstations, power supplies, programmable control products, RFID offerings, wire and cable products, as well as the latest in wireless technology and security.

Calendar of Events:

Sept. 18-21: 26th Annual Material Handling and Logistics Conference - West Allis, Wis.

Sept. 26-28:
Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011 - Las Vegas, Nev.

Oct. 17-20:
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 - Toronto, Ont.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

Got an event you want us to include on the website? Please send an e-mail to editor Mary Del Ciancio:

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