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Creating a culture of safety


Top 5 automakers on track to bring in record profit this year: Scotiabank
The world's five-largest automakers are on track to post the industry's most profitable year on record—continuing an upward trend that is likely to continue for some time, according to a report from Scotiabank. Get the details.

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Ford Canada adds third shift in Oakville, creating 300 jobs for laid off workers
Ford Canada says it is adding a third shift at its Oakville assembly plant, creating 300 jobs that will be first offered to laid off employees. Read more.

Ontario's shrinking status as economic engine attributed to manufacturing decline
Ontario's status as the economic engine of country has been in a steady decline for the better part of a decade – and most of the blame can be laid at the feet off the manufacturing sector. Read the report.

Manufacturing earnings see continued growth: StatsCan
Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $902.29 in September, down 0.5 per cent from August. But those in the manufacturing industry have still seen continued growth. Find out more.

Economy still growing, but OECD warns Canada to prepare for possible shocks
Canada's economic expansion is continuing, but governments should be prepared to respond to possible foreign and domestic shocks that could send the recovery off track, a leading global organization warns. Click here for more.

Worldwide CNC market plateaus after tremendous growth
The Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) market experienced robust growth in 2011. After the market suffered as a result of the financial crisis, culminating in a trough in 2009, the market has rebounded to exceed its previous peak of more than $6 billion in 2008, according to new research from ARC Advisory group. Get the details.

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Feature: CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software

The rise of the social enterprise
Beyond significantly impacting the way in which people interact with one another, the rise of social media has also affected the software that they use. A new way of doing things has arrived. Learn more.

New Products:
HMI/Operator Interface and CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software

December 12: Machine Safety & Motors and Drives

December 19: Hydraulics & Pneumatics and Machine Vision & Sensors

January 9: Education &Training and CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software

January 16: Machine Tools and Machine Safety

January 23: Energy Management and Hydraulics & Pneumatics

November/December 2012 Digital Edition

Creating a safety culture: Our fourth annual roundtable participants look at how to get the whole organization focused on safety

More than a flash in the pan: Arc welding takes on a new look as a robotic system improves high-volume production

Getting to know Object Oriented Programming: Leveraging OOP with IEC 61131-3 can help program leading-edge automation systems

November/December Digital Edition
January/February 2013 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

Cover Story: Automation Education and Training

  • The 14th Annual Automation Education and Training Guide: A directory of automation-specific education and training courses offered at colleges and universities across Canada. Keep it as your reference guide year round.

  • Moulding the future: The cost of education and training can be off-putting, and for some, it's almost out of reach. But that doesn't have to be the case. In this issue, we look at a unique new program in Windsor that allows young workers to earn while they learn – and it attracts new skilled workers at the same time. In addition, we'll look at a few other programs that are looking outside traditional areas to help manufacturers fill the skills gap.

  • Plus: The latest education trends and news.

Feature: Top 5 in 2013

  • What are the top technologies you should have on your plant floor in 2013? We've asked a handful of industry experts to name the top five automation technologies and trends they think will make a difference in 2013. Don't miss what our experts have to say.

Feature: Innovation through Automation

  • Cambridge, Ontario's Eclipse Automation had a problem most manufacturers would kill to have – rapid growth. But that growth didn't come without some pain, and the company knew it was time to re-evaluate its processes and procedures. Eclipse Automation underwent a massive streamlining initiative to ensure every process was automated, standardized and as efficient as possible. The company met that goal – in an astounding four months. In this issue, we'll find out how.

Calendar of Events:

December 12: Intersolar China - Beijing, China

January 21:
Automate 2013 - Chicago, Ill.

January 28:
DesignCon 2013 - Santa Clara, Calif.

February 11:
ARC 2013 World Industry Forum - Orlando, Fla.

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

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