Can't see the here.


MA E-newsletter

Along with the latest industry news, Manufacturing AUTOMATION presents
CAD/CAM, ERP and PLM software
features and products in this issue:

Subscribe to the print editionSubscribe to the digital edition

If you click the images or links in an ad or sponsor advertisement, we will provide your subscription contact information (not your email) only to this advertiser or sponsor.


Take the Canadian Manufacturing Survey — and enter to win WATCH


Toyota chooses Woodstock plant to build electric version of RAV4
Toyota is crediting loans and grants from the Canadian and Ontario governments for its decision to build the electric version of the RAV4 sports utility vehicle in Woodstock, Ont. Learn more.

Join MA on Twitter

Sponsor Message:



Honda recalls more than 135,000 vehicles in Canada
Honda is recalling 135,142 vehicles in Canada to update the software that controls the automatic transmission. Learn more.

Ontario renegotiates, saves millions in green energy deal with Samsung
Ontario's Liberal government has renegotiated a $7-billion green energy deal with Korean giant Samsung to save $327 million, but the opposition parties condemned it as a secret, untendered contract given to a foreign multinational. Learn more.

GM announces major investment in Oshawa plant
General Motors announced that it will invest $117 million to prepare its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., to build the new Cadillac XTS next year. How many jobs will this create? Read on.

Solar manufacturer to create 50 new jobs, invest in automation
Ontario is helping Centennial Global Technology expand its solar manufacturing business and create 50 new jobs in Kingston. Learn more about the investment.

Navistar closes truck plant in Ontario
Navistar International is closing its truck manufacturing plant in Chatham, Ont. — a plant that's been idle since 2009. Learn more.

Take the Canadian Manufacturing Survey and enter to win!
Manufacturing AUTOMATION, in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, is benchmarking manufacturers and giving you the opportunity to compare your facility to others across Canada. Participate in our annual Canadian Manufacturing Study — with only 20 questions to answer — and you can enter to win one of FIVE $100 Canadian Tire gift cards. Take the survey.

The Employment Office

Feature: ERP Software

ERP buyer's corner: Review of Syspro ERP for manufacturers
Manufacturing AUTOMATION contributor Jonathan Gross recently interviewed Syspro Canada's president, John Fahey, participated in a software demonstration, conducted a client reference check, and undertook secondary research. After all of that, what does he have to say about the company? Read on to find out.

MainTrain 2011

New Products: PLM, CAD/CAM and ERP Software
Upcoming Online Spotlights:

August 17: Motors and Drives

August 24: Robotics

August 31: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

September 7: HMI/Operator Interface

September 14: Machine Safety

Interactive: Join MA on Twitter

Want to be notified of the latest Canadian automation, manufacturing and system design news and events as they're posted? Then join Manufacturing AUTOMATION on Twitter. Don't get left behind — get caught up! To sign up or join us, click here.

June 2011 Digital Edition

The next chapter: Our editorial advisory board discusses the manufacturing industry's recovery, the challenges that remain, and the opportunities for growth

Innovation through Automation: Connecting field staff and experts remotely across continents with mobile video collaboration

2011 benchmark study: The secret recipe for ERP success

ERP overhaul: CB Engineering saves $250,000 annually and reduces operating expenses

The power of simulation: Virtual 3D simulation tools bring increased productivity and ROI

September 2011 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

The September 2011 issue of Manufacturing AUTOMATION marks our 25th anniversary! We are celebrating this milestone with a new look! When the September issue arrives on your desk, it will be in a smaller footprint, but it will still contain the great, informative content you've grown to expect over the last 25 years. The September issue will include:

Cover story: Happy Anniversary – MA celebrates 25 years!

  • A look at Manufacturing AUTOMATION over the last 25 years. Plus, industry analyst and futurist, Jim Pinto, will highlight how industrial automation has changed over the last 25 years, and what's to come.

Feature: 2011 Software Case Study Guide

  • We present a collection of case studies that look into how some Canadian manufacturers are leveraging CAD/CAM, PLM and ERP in their facilities to streamline their processes and maintain a competitive edge.

Feature: Safety

  • Who is Canada's safest manufacturer? We reveal the results of Canada's Safest Employer contest, brought to you by our sister publication, Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, with profiles of the winners.

Plus: Lean manufacturing, and a selection of the latest enclosures and workstations, power supplies, programmable control products, RFID offerings, wire and cable products, as well as the latest in wireless technology and security.

Calendar of Events:

Sept. 18-21: 26th Annual Material Handling and Logistics Conference - West Allis, Wis.

Sept. 26-28:
Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011 - Las Vegas, Nev.

Oct. 17-20:
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 - Toronto, Ont.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

Got an event you want us to include on the website? Please send an e-mail to editor Mary Del Ciancio:

Canadian Manufacturing Survey

George Brown College

Subscribe to Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Your feedback is important to us. Email:

Unsubscribe from this eNews list.