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Canadian business productivity outpaces U.S. in 2011
Labour productivity at Canadian businesses grew faster than at their U.S. counterparts last year for the first time since 2006, according to Statistics Canada. Learn more.

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Job creation continues to stall, but unemployment rate dips in February
Canadians once again struggled to find work in February as jobs creation fell short of expectations with 2,800 positions lost in the month, another extension to the weak numbers that have continued since last summer. Get the details here.

Linamar eyes growth outside of North America, posts 21 percent rise in sales
Linamar Corp. said it is turning a greater focus to markets outside of North America as the Ontario-based auto parts manufacturer posted stronger fourth-quarter results. Learn more.

North Bay company warns it will be driven out of business by green energy policy
One of the largest employers in North Bay says it could be forced out of business by the Ontario government's green energy policies. Learn why here.

Automakers report double-digit growth in February
Some of the world's largest automakers saw Canadian sales grow by double digits last month as more customers flocked to showrooms shopping for new vehicles. Which automaker is on top?

The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association announce merger
The Association For Manufacturing Technology and The American Machine Tool Distributors' Association have announced the merger of the two associations that will integrate their products and services to better serve the members of both associations. Learn more.

Revamped Partners in Project Green website helps businesses realize their sustainability goals
Partners in Project Green has introduced a new and improved website that promises to engage online audiences with better functionality, enhanced sustainability opportunities and an expanded resource collection. Learn more.

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New Products:
Communications and Networking, and Motors and Drives

March 21: Machine Safety, Machine Vision and Sensors

March 28: Test and Measurement, and CAD/CAM, ERP and PLM Software

April 4: Education and Training, and Robotics

April 11: Material Handling/Packaging and Power Supplies

April 20: Energy Management and Programmable Control

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March/April 2012 Digital Edition

All in the family: With a little creativity, a Canadian family-owned manufacturer proves it's easy being green

How to improve energy management: The right device can drive home savings

Plant simulation: A new production plant is fully optimized before construction thanks to plant simulation software

March-April Digital Edition
May 2012 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

Cover story: Machine safety

  • Learn how Guelph, Ont.-based Hammond Power Solutions is decreasing workplace accidents and increasing productivity in the manufacture and testing of its transformers with the help of Omron's software-based safety controller and integrator Bellamy Electric.

Feature: Innovation through Automation

  • Find out how Sony of Canada reduced errors and improved throughput by implementing voice-directed picking technology.

Feature: Process improvement

  • Imaginit's Scott Hale reveals how to identify and target inefficiencies within your design process, and yield productivity gains through automation.

Column: Machine safety

  • InSight Consulting's Doug Nix examines the misconceptions and challenges that designers face when selecting the most basic elements in interlocking systems.

Plus: The latest news and trends, as well as a selection of the latest communications and networking products, power supplies, process control offerings, wireless technologies, data acquisition products, motion control offerings, and wire and cable products.

Calendar of Events:

March 20-22: FABTECH Canada - Toronto, Ont.

April 3-4:
The Ontario Feed-In Tariff Forum 2012 - Toronto, Ont.

April 23-27:
Hannover Messe 2012 - Hannover, Germany

April 30 - May 2:
The Ontario Technological Skills Competition - Waterloo, Ont.

May 1:
The first annual MIN Manufacturing Summit - Kitchener, Ont.

May 14-16:
Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show - Montreal, Que.

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:

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