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Canadian businesses not prepared for disruption: Deloitte

Rapid advances in technology are already disrupting many industries that anchor Canada’s economy, bringing significant and permanent changes to the country’s business landscape and Canadian firms are not prepared, according to Deloitte. >> Read full article

RBC PMI remained in negative territory during April

The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index indicated another difficult month for Canadian manufacturing companies, with output, new business and employment levels all decreasing during April. >> Read full article

GM Canada cuts 1,000 workers from Oshawa plant

About 1,000 workers will be laid off from GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly Plant in Ontario this year. The downsizing is being timed to the end of production of the Chevrolet Camaro sports car, now officially scheduled for Nov. 20. >> Read full article

Ontario to lead Canadian export growth in 2015: EDC

A report by Export Development Canada (EDC) finds that Ontario’s export growth will lead the country this year before a recovery in oil prices in 2016 restores the fortunes of energy-producing provinces like Alberta. >> Read full article

 
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VIDEO: Festo Canada celebrates 40 years of success

VIDEO: Festo Canada celebrates 40 years of success

Manufacturing AUTOMATION had the opportunity to chat with Thomas Lichtenberger, president and CEO of Festo Canada, at the company’s recent 40-year anniversary celebration. Watch the video to find out how the company has managed to stay relevant and successful over the past 40 years in Canada. Lichtenberger also shared his views on smart factory and other emerging manufacturing trends and technologies. >> Learn More…

 
 products 
 

Profibus-to-fiber converters for hazardous locations

Moxa is helping connect Profibus devices with its ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I Profibus-to-fiber converters, which now feature Class 1 Div 2, IEC Ex, and ATEX certification for deployment in hazardous locations. >> Read full article

Cable certifier with dual control system

Softing is now offering the WireXpert 4500 cable certifier, which claims to maximize an installer’s investment with upgrade availability for an ever-changing industry. >> Read full article

Long range frequency data modems

Weidmuller’s two new licensed frequency data modems claim to provide dynamic network optimization and intelligent routing for high reliability, lower latency and deterministic power management. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

INCOM 2015

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: May 11-13, 2015 >> More Info

AME/CME 2015 Canadian Lean Conference

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: June 1-4, 2015 >> More Info

The Big M

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: June 2-4, 2015 >> More Info