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Manufacturing sales up in July
Manufacturing sales rose 2.7 percent in July, ending three straight monthly declines, Statistics Canada reported. Find out which sectors contributed to the gains.
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Prime Minister Harper calls latest Buy American measures "regrettable"
Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls the latest attempt by the United States to implement Buy American restrictions a "regrettable development" that will weigh down economic growth in North America. Learn more.
Industrial capacity utilization down in Q2: StatsCan
Canadian industries operated at 78.4 percent of their production capacity in the second quarter, down from 78.9 percent in the previous quarter, according to Statistics Canada. Learn which sectors were behind this drop.
Samsung to bring 200 long-term manufacturing jobs to London, Ont.
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. has selected London, Ont., as the site for a new manufacturing facility that will produce state-of-the-art solar modules, a move that is expected to create 200 direct, long-term manufacturing positions. Learn more.
Applied Manufacturing Technologies launches new safety services business unit
Applied Manufacturing Technologies, a supplier of factory automation design, engineering and process consulting services, has established a new safety services business unit, and named industry expert Roberta Nelson Shea as director of safety consulting services for the new unit. Learn more.
White paper explains the impact of materials on cable performance
A white paper from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. presents important factors to consider when selecting microwave/RF cable assemblies to ensure reliable performance in today's challenging conditions. Learn more.
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October 2011 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup
Cover story: 2011 Canadian Manufacturing Study
This 6th annual industry study, conducted in collaboration with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, will provide readers with insight into the state of the Canadian manufacturing industry. Based on the results of a survey of Canadian manufacturers — our best response rate yet — this feature will provide statistics, graphs and year-to-year analysis with a uniquely Canadian perspective.
Plus: Lean manufacturing and a selection of the latest motion control offerings, data acquisition products, HMIs and operator interfaces, hydraulics and pneumatics products, machine vision equipment, sensors, as well as test and measurement technology.