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Manufacturing sales drop 1.4% in November 2014

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.4 per cent in November to $51.5 billion, the third drop in four months. The result compared with a drop of 0.7 per cent that economists had expected according to Thomson Reuters. >> Read full article

Chrysler invests $2B in Windsor plant retooling, next minivan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will spend $2 billion to retool Ontario’s Windsor Assembly Plant during its planned three-month upgrade and expansion scheduled to begin next month, announced CEO Sergio Marchionne at the North American International Auto Show last week, where he also confirmed a next-generation minivan will be built at the plant. This was first time the company has said how much the project will cost. >> Read full article

Beverage plant lighting retrofit estimates 60% energy savings

Cott Beverages Canada expects to see more than 60 per cent energy savings after retrofitting one of its Mississauga, Ont.-based production facilities with the help of Eco-Shift Power Corp. (ECOP), an energy management and lighting firm. >> Read full article

Nemak awarded $1.5M grant to expand in Windsor

Nemak of Canada plans to upgrade its production line and create 80 new jobs over the next four years with the help of a $1.5-million grant from the Ontario government. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Ontario’s first additive manufacturing resource centre now open

Ontario’s first additive manufacturing resource centre now open

Mohawk College officially opened its Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre last Friday, the first of its kind in Ontario to serve as a test lab for advanced manufacturers and a living lab for students, it says. Last summer, Manufacturing AUTOMATION got an exclusive sneak peak inside the facility, as Tony Thoma, dean of the engineering technology program, told us how the centre will benefit both industry players and students. Watch the video now.
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Mini swivel fittings

Exair says its mini swivel fittings make it easy to adjust the position of air nozzles, adding that even mini super air nozzles can be pointed exactly to where the user needs it. >> Read full article

Voyage & Container Tracking solution added to ERP software

Syspro’s new Voyage & Container Tracking, a three-part supply chain management solution for global manufacturers and distributors, is now available as part of its ERP solution in either an on-premise or cloud deployment model. >> Read full article

Servo gripper

The “extremely compact and powerful” Schunk EGL servo gripper promises flexible control of gripping force, speed and position, making it well suited for assembly, testing, pharmaceutical and laboratory applications. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

19th Annual ARC Industry Forum

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

ABB Automation & Power World

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: March 2-5, 2015 >> More Info

Automate 2015

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