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Auto sector to help Canadian economy less than in U.S. and Mexico in Q2: Scotiabank
Scotiabank says the global auto industry hit record-high output in the first quarter of 2014, despite a slow start in North America due to weather-related issues. The bank says production will ramp up in North America in the second quarter, providing significant lift for the American and Mexican economies, but minimal help for Canada's economic growth. Learn more.

China manufacturing activity down again: survey
China's manufacturing fell to an eight-month low in March in another sign of slowing growth in the world's number-two economy. Learn more.

Feds lend $5 million to Maple Leaf Foods for automated food processing line
The federal government has announced a $5-million investment in Maple Leaf Foods to purchase and install new meat processing technology that will improve the company's operating and production efficiencies while enhancing food safety and supporting product innovation. Learn more.

Additive manufacturing event to make Canadian debut this fall
The SME has announced that Rapid Canada, the country's first comprehensive additive manufacturing/3D printing tradeshow and conference, will make its debut in Toronto this fall. Learn more.

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Strategic Approach to Selecting, Implementing and Owning ERP

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Non-contact tools increase electrical safety
Limiting worker exposure to the electrical hazards of shock and arc flash is the foundation of any electrical safety program. Using test leads and clamps to probe inside of a live panel when troubleshooting and performing routine maintenance always exposes workers to danger. Safe work practices, including the use of non-contact test tools that do not require electrical workers to place themselves in harms way, must first be considered when it comes to electrical safety. Learn more.

New Products: CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software, Test & Measurement
Calendar of Events:

April 7-11: Hannover Messe - Hannover, Germany

May 14-15:
Energy Summit 2014 - Niagara Falls, Ont.

May 20-21:
The Automation Conference - Chicago, Ill.

June 4-7:
20th annual Skills Canada National Competition - Toronto, Ont.

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

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