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Company fined $70K after trainee worker gets caught in machinery

Ontario’s Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd. has been fined $70,000 after a worker suffered fractures, other injuries and a partial finger amputation after being caught in machinery when participating in peer-to-peer job advancement training. >> Read full article

Need for more intelligent, connected products helps drive global PLM software market

Growth in the global product lifecycle management (PLM) software market continues to depend strongly on regional economic and industrial trends and is experiencing significant variability. Currently, there is significant business activity across certain global regions, most notably North America, and industrial sectors. >> Read full article

Linamar CEO is Canada’s EY Entrepreneur of 2014

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, has been named the winner of Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 award thanks to her “inspiring work transforming and leading” the automotive manufacturing business. Congratulations! >> Read full article

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Manufacturing Automation Employer of Choice® Award

VIDEO: Introducing the MA Employer of Choice award!

Are you an employer of choice? Manufacturing AUTOMATION and CCEOC have partnered to present the Manufacturing AUTOMATION Employer of Choice award, the ultimate employer recognition and award program for Canadian manufacturing and automation companies. This industry-specific designation will help you attract, retain and engage the top talent you need to build a better business. Think you have what it takes to qualify? >> Learn More…

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Third layoff in November for Nova Scotia aerospace plant

Last week, the IMP Aerospace manufacturing facility in northern Nova Scotia issued layoff notices to 20 employees, making it the third layoff of November. Want to know the details? >> Read full article

EMC partners with BMO for industry banking program

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced a new initiative with BMO Bank of Montreal which promises to provide a high-value manufacturing resource for the industry throughout Ontario. Want to learn more? >> Read full article

GE opens advanced MCCB manufacturing lab in Connecticut

The new GE Industrial Solutions advanced manufacturing lab in Connecticut promises to use “sophisticated robotics and automated manufacturing systems” to design and build production lines for the GuardEon moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB). >> Read full article

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 Event Calendar 

Windsor-Essex Technical & Skilled Trades Career Fair

Location: Windsor, Ont.
Date: December 6, 2014 >> More Info

19th Annual ARC Industry Forum

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 9-12, 2015 >> More Info

Automate 2015

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: March 23-26, 2015 >> More Info