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130 stop work orders issued during Ontario’s recent material handling safety blitz

Ontario inspectors issued 3,263 orders for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations during last fall’s safety blitz targeting material handling hazards. Among this, 130 were stop work orders. >> Read full article

Wrigley to lay off workers due to Toronto plant closure

Wrigley Canada has announced it will close its Toronto gum factory next March, putting 383 people out of work as production shifts down to an American facility. >> Read full article

RBC manufacturing index hits 21-month low

A monthly gauge of the Canadian manufacturing sector hit its lowest level in nearly two years last month, dropping to 51. >> Read full article

Continental finalizes Veyance acquisition

International automotive supplier and tire manufacturer Continental has concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies. The acquisition will bring Continental a significant step closer to its strategic goal of further increasing the proportion of industrial and end-customer business in its sale, it said. >> Read full article

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VIDEO: Application deadline extension for MA Employer of Choice award!

VIDEO: Application deadline extension for MA Employer of Choice award!

Manufacturing AUTOMATION is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we have extended our application deadline for our Employer of Choice award to March 31! Watch our video to learn about this unique awards program, where winning companies won’t be determined by a panel of experts, but rather through its own employee feedback. >> Learn More…


The “most durable” stainless steel TS 8 yet

Rittal has announced the newest addition to its TS 8 freestanding enclosure series. Constructed of 316 stainless steel, the UL Type 4X modular enclosure promises to maintain a clean, consistent internal environment in extreme conditions. >> Read full article

DVD encourages workers to speak up about unsafe behaviour

A new employee safety program has been released and deals specifically with encouraging employees to speak up when they see a co-worker engaged in unsafe behaviour so injuries and fatalities can be prevented. >> Read full article

Large format dispensing table

Dispense Works has debuted its RD 2500 large format dispensing table, which combines a smart work bench with a built-in precision overhead servo XYZ gantry system with the mechanism tucked in. >> 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