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Bombardier to slim workforce by thousands over next two years

Early this morning, Bombardier announced plans to cut its workforce by 7,000 production and non-production employees over the next two years, including 2,830 in Canada. The job cuts were announced along with a new Air Canada deal. >> Read full article

Cutler Forest Products receives nearly $838K from FedDev Ontario

Last week, Cutler Forest Products received an investment of up to $837,500 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to increase its productivity, expand operations and boast job creation. >> Read full article

Uni-Select expands network with purchase of Quebec companies

Uni-Select, a distributor of automotive products in Canada and parent company of FinishMaster, says it has completed the acquisition of Pièces d’autos M.A.G. Inc., a former member of a rival automotive parts distributor that operates in Quebec. >> Read full article

Bell Helicopter to cut 200 jobs at Mirabel plant

Bell Helicopter has announced it is laying off an additional 200 plant and administrative workers at its Mirabel assembly plant north of Montreal, Que., because of ongoing challenges in the aerospace market, according to The Canadian Press. >> Read full article

Rockwell Automation to acquire MagneMotion

Rockwell Automation has agreed to purchase MagneMotion, a manufacturer of intelligent conveying systems used across a range of industrial applications. The acquisition is expected to close this quarter. How will the acquisition complement Rockwell’s existing portfolio? >> Read full article

 
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Seneca, Siemens open Ontario’s first Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre

Seneca, Siemens open Ontario’s first Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre

Seneca College and Siemens Canada say they are helping to address the technical skills gap in Canadian manufacturing with the opening of Seneca College’s Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre (MSDC), the first of its kind in Ontario. The parties celebrated the official opening of the centre last Friday and Manufacturing AUTOMATION was there to capture all the action. What kind of training and certification does the centre offer? >> Learn More…

 
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Process controller for distributed oil and gas assets

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched its RTU2020 process controller, which it says will help operating companies in oil and gas, mining and other process industries manage remote automation and control applications. >> Read full article

Series of 5W AC/DC power supplies

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-05SV series is a family of miniature, single output 5W AC/DC power supplies designed for use in industrial power systems requiring 277 VAC operation. >> Read full article

Low-profile video cards for control rooms

The Matrox C420 low-profile, quad-output PCI Express graphics cards from Matrox Graphics promise stability, reliability and advanced multi-display capabilities for systems integrators designing small-form-factor (SFF) systems and digital signage player PCs. >> Read full article

 
 
 Event Calendar 
 

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