Strong August, stronger July ends recession speculation in Canada
A surging energy sector gave a healthy 0.3 percent boost to the economy in August, suggesting Canada rebounded much more strongly than believed during the summer, following a surprising dip in the spring. Learn more.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers vows to take back manufacturing
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Toronto chapter has launched an aggressive campaign and is working with "like-minded organizations" to bring manufacturing back to Ontario and Canada. Learn more.
Latest safety blitz targets racking and storage hazards
Ministry of Labour inspectors will focus on hazards involving racking and storage systems at industrial workplaces in November as part of its latest safety blitz. Learn more about what inspectors are looking for.
Ontario's gross domestic product falls 0.3 percent in Q2 after seven straight gains
Ontario's gross domestic product fell 0.3 percent in the second quarter, and officials are blaming a weakened U.S. economy and an auto parts shortage caused by the tsunami in Japan. Learn more.
Canadian students eligible for SME Education Foundation scholarship
To honour the memory of Earl E. Walker, CEO, Carr Lane Manufacturing, and Chair Emeritus, SME Education Foundation, the board of directors of the SME Education Foundation has voted to move $835,000 into the Myrtle and Earl Walker Endowed Scholarship fund. The fund will pay out $100,000 a year in scholarships. Find out who is eligible and how to apply.
Siemens Canada offers first PROFIBUS certified training at its Peterborough Learning Centre
Siemens Canada has announced that a new PROFIBUS PA Certified Engineer training course will be offered in Peterborough, Ont. Engineers who complete this training are awarded certified engineer status by Profibus & Profinet International. Learn more.