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Soon-to-be laid off manufacturing employees win lottery
Employees from an Ottawa manufacturing plant won $7 million playing Lotto 6/49 last week, and will collect almost $400,000 each. Some of the winners were given layoff notices earlier in the week. Learn more about this lucky turn of events.

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Manufacturing sales fall for third consecutive month: Statistics Canada
Manufacturing sales fell 1.5 percent in June to $45.3 billion, the lowest level since November 2010. Which industries and provinces are responsible for the decline?

New international energy management standard available in Canada
CSA Standards has announced the Canadian availability of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard — the world's first global energy management system standard — to help businesses manage and reduce energy consumption and costs, and remain competitive in today's marketplace. Learn more about the standard.

Siemens Canada selects Oakville as home of new corporate headquarters
Siemens Canada has officially announced plans for a new corporate head office — a 110,000-sq.-ft., five-storey facility in Oakville, Ont., with enough space for approximately 800 employees. When will they move in?

Eaton's Electrical Sector names new manager
Eaton has named a new manager for its Canadian Regional Satellites and the Mississauga Operations (formerly CopperLogic). Meet the new addition.

Javelin Technologies officially opens new Oakville headquarters
Javelin Technologies Inc., a provider of SolidWorks mechanical and electrical design software, has taken up residence in a new state-of-the-art facility in Oakville, Ont., complete with rapid prototyping lab, media room and 3D theatre. Learn about the launch party.

Lincoln Electric announces two acquisitions
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has acquired the welding operation assets of Techalloy Company, Inc. and its parent company, Central Wire Industries Ltd., as well as substantially all of the assets of Applied Robotics, Inc., a manufacturer of CNC cutting tables and accessories. Learn more.

New: Canadian Manufacturing Study deadline extended
The deadline for the Canadian Manufacturing Study, an annual study conducted by Manufacturing AUTOMATION, in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, has been extended until Wednesday, August 31. Take the survey and enter to win.

Lovato Electric

Feature: Motors and Drives

Energy concerns to spur growth in low power AC drives market
The low power AC drives market will experience growth spurred by increasing concerns regarding energy efficiency and the environment, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study. Learn more about the study.

MainTrain 2011

New Products: Motors and Drives
Upcoming Online Spotlights:

August 24: Robotics

August 31: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

September 7: HMI/Operator Interface

September 14: Machine Safety

September 21: Wire and Cable

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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. 21:
Festo's Automation Technology Expo and Conference - Mississauga, Ont.

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

Sept. 27:
Festo's Automation Technology Expo and Conference - Montreal, Que.

Oct. 13-15:
PTDA 2011 Industry Summit - Washington, D.C.

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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