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65 stop work orders for Ontario slips, trips, and falls safety blitz

Ontario inspectors issued 65 stop work orders, as well as more than 3,500 violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, during a recent enforcement blitz to prevent slips, trips, and falls at industrial workplaces. What were some common infractions? >> Read full article

Canada’s Tilley Endurables to leave the country... maybe

Tilley Endurables, the manufacturer and retailer behind the iconic Tilley hat, has been sold to a subsidiary of U.K.-based private equity firm known for its investments in distressed companies. >> Read full article

Congratulations to Blanco Canada!

Blanco Canada is celebrating its 20th anniversary since opening its manufacturing facility and operations. Based in Ontario, the location is one of only two Blanco Silgranit (granite composite) sink productions worldwide. >> Read full article

New president named for Ruland Manufacturing

Bill Hewitson has been promoted to president of Ruland Manufacturing after serving as vice-president of operations for the previous eight years. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

PHOTOS: Highlights from a whirlwind trip of the Thai manufacturing industry

Small and mighty is how I would describe Thailand after visiting its strong machinery sector earlier this year. This past May, the Thailand Board of Investment brought together five North American journalists (myself included) to visit a handful of manufacturers and institutes for a jam-packed four-day press junket in Bangkok. >> Learn More…


Enclosures now with mounting panel

In an effort to “simplify and improve its JB platform enclosure,” Rittal is now including a zinc-plated mounting panel with all junction box enclosures. >> Read full article

Single-axis controller

Micromo has announced PiezoMotor Uppsala AB, a provider of linear and rotary high end positioning systems, is releasing the latest drive option for the high precision Piezo Legs motor series. >> Read full article

Enclosure heaters

AutomationDirect says its line of Stego enclosure heaters are touch-safe, positive temperature coefficient (PTC) convection and fan heaters are used to “prevent the formation of condensation and provide evenly distributed interior air temperature in enclosures.” >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA Webinar - The Four Steps of Dynamic Risk Assessments

Location: Webinar
Date: August 13, 2015 >> More Info

Cybersecurity for ICS Canada 2015

Location: Calgary, Alta
Date: September 9 - 11, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2015 >> More Info