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Manufacturer fined in death of electrocuted worker

Ideal Drain Tile pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 in the death of a worker who was working alone and received a fatal electrical shock. The ministry’s investigation found that the worker had been provided generic lockout training but had not been trained on how to specifically lock out the machine being worked on. >> Read full article

How SMEs can use PLM to power innovation and capture more market share

Powering innovation in product development and manufacturing processes is critical today for any manufacturer, especially for the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturers that are competing against the larger, more established companies. For a SME manufacturer, this lends all the more reason to be very selective when choosing the right PLM solution for their business. >> Read full article

How you can prepare for the Ontario machine safety blitz

The Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Safe operation of machinery blitz” is taking place January 18 until February 26. During this time, ministry inspectors will show up, unannounced, at industrial facilities across the province to make sure employers are protecting workers from hazards associated with the operation of machinery. What are they looking for and how can you prepare? >> Read full article

PPG donates $25,000 to SAE Foundation Canada for STEM education

PPG has donated $25,000 to the SAE Foundation Canada in support of the A World In Motion (AWIM) program, which provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum to K-8 students in Canada. >> Read full article

Ross Controls opens in Canada

Ross Controls says it is pleased to announce the opening of Ross Canada. Located in Barrie, Ont., Ross Canada will support the “growing customer base from coast to coast and will bring a stronger presence to the Canadian market,” said company representatives. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Axalta celebrates 60 years of Ajax production

Axalta celebrates 60 years of Ajax production

Axalta Coating Systems, a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, celebrated 60 years of production at its Ajax, Ont., facility. Employees gathered at the local Hilton Garden Inn to celebrate both Axalta’s 60th year of operations in Ajax and its 150th business anniversary. The company’s history in Canada dates back to 1956 when the Ajax manufacturing plant opened its doors. In 2000, it was identified as a corporate development and manufacturing flagship for the “paint on plastics” that is used with many automotive components. >> Learn More…


Cutting machine with all-in-one zoom head

MC Machinery Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has released what it says is the “fastest cutting machine, per kilowatt, in the industry,” the 3015eXZ-F60 6kW. >> Read full article

UL and CSA approved enclosures

AutomationDirect has added more than 360 NEMA 4/12 and 4/4X/12 enclosures, which it says are designed to house and protect electrical and electronic components from harsh, dirty environments. >> Read full article

Upgraded features added to modular workstation

Lista says its updated Arlink 8000 modular workstation offers a Definite Positioning System, companion storage, electrostatic control and more. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Annual ARC Industry Forum 2016

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-11, 2016 >> More Info

Hannover Messe 2016

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 25-29, 2016 >> More Info

DEX Expo - Mississauga

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 17, 2016 >> More Info

Automatica 2016

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 21-24, 2016 >> More Info