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Labour markets in Canada to tighten after 2016
Canada's labour market is not expected to return to full employment for another four years. After 2016, however, tight labour markets will curtail long-term potential growth in the national economy, according to the Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Outlook Long-Term Forecast 2012. Get the details.
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Automakers rethink "just in time" parts supplies as crises put production at risk
For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. automakers are questioning a pillar of manufacturing: The practice of bringing parts to assembly lines right before they're used. Learn more.
Toyota shows off production innovations in Japan
Toyota says it is putting renewed focus on innovation in production methods and design after getting a wake-up call from its massive recalls. Learn about the innovations.
CAW urges government to protect auto sector, reduce loonie, change trade policy
The Canadian Auto Workers union is calling for an end to free trade negotiations with automaking countries in Europe and Asia unless they first open their markets to foreign imports. Learn more.
Ford Motor plans $760-million assembly plant in east China
Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $760-million US auto assembly plant in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, part of a doubling of its production capacity in the world's biggest vehicle market as it strives to catch up with rivals. Get the details.
Ontario proposes to merge energy agencies, save millions
Ontario wants to merge the Ontario Power Authority and the Independent Electricity System Operator into a single organization that the province says would save ratepayers millions of dollars a year and better meet today's electricity supply needs. Learn more.
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May 2012 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup
Cover story: Machine safety
Feature: Innovation through Automation
Feature: Process improvement
Imaginit's Scott Hale reveals how to identify and target inefficiencies within your design process, and yield productivity gains through automation.
Plus: The latest news and trends, as well as a selection of the latest communications and networking products, power supplies, process control offerings, wireless technologies, data acquisition products, motion control offerings, and wire and cable products.