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Recycling/salvaging company fined after worker hurt in fall

Global Recycling & Recovery, a company in the business of scrap salvage, demolition and dismantling operations, has been fined $55,000 after a worker fell and suffered fractures while removing equipment from a decommissioned Thunder Bay, Ont., mill. What happened? >> Read full article

Kingston chosen for Frulact’s Canadian home

Kingston, Ont., has been selected as the home for a new North American plant and research and development facility by Portuguese food processor Frulact Group. This announcement marks Frulact’s first presence in Canada. Why did the company choose Kingston? >> Read full article

Kruger Trois-Rivières Mill sees $250M boost

Kruger Packaging has announced an investment of $250 million to convert the No. 10 Newsprint Machine (PM10) at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec to manufacture 100 per cent recycled lightweight linerboard. >> Read full article

Honda to donate its seven-millionth vehicle built in Canada

To mark the seven-millionth Honda vehicle built in Canada, the company will donate the grey 2015 Honda Civic EX sedan to the annual Rally For Kids with Cancer fundraiser for live auction. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Sick Kids Foundation. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Festo BionicOpter creates buzz at Beakerhead

Festo BionicOpter creates buzz at Beakerhead

Festo demonstrated how nature provides inspiration to kick-start innovation and creates the automation technology of the future at this year’s Beakerhead, which partnered with the University of Calgary and the Schulich School of Engineering. Presentations of Festo’s Bionic Learning Network and the BionicOpter took place from September 16 - 20 at the University of Calgary, during Beakernight and various school programs as well as at the Calgary Zoo. >> Learn More…


Spiral-striped MTW wire

AutomationDirect has expanded its line of electrical wire for industrial applications to include striped MTW wire with colour-coded PVC, heat and moisture-resistant insulating jackets. >> Read full article

Machine vision fixed-focal lenses

Tamron has released three types of machine vision fixed-focal (8 mm, 16 mm, 25 mm) lenses for 1.1 in.-format 3.1-μm-pixel-pitch imagers, model M111FM08, M111FM16 and M111FM25). >> Read full article

SimpleLink SensorTag connects to the Cloud

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the next-generation SimpleLink SensorTag, a development kit that promises “easy and quick integration” of sensor data with wireless Cloud connectivity. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA WEBINAR: Conquering Operational Risk—Aligning Operational and Customer-Centric Approaches

Location: Webinar
Date: October 28, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

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

UBM Canon Design & Manufacturing Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, Penn.
Date: October 7 - 8, 2015 >> More Info

D&D Automation Awesome Night of Poker

Location: Stratford, Ont.
Date: October 16, 2015 >> More Info