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Toyota receives $100M to upgrade operations

The federal and provincial governments have teamed up to provide financial assistance to help expand Toyota’s manufacturing operations in southern Ontario. A combined $100 million from the governments will be put towards Toyota’s planned $421-million investment to upgrade the automaker’s Cambridge and Woodstock, Ont., facilities. >> Read full article

Manufacturing sector recovery slows in July

The latest RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index highlighted sustained expansion of production and new business volumes in July, which underpinned an improvement in operating conditions for the second month running. >> Read full article

Clothing maker moves production from Pakistan to Canada

Executive Order Clothing has announced it will move its overseas production to Waterloo, Ont., in an effort to “source materials and manufacture them as ethically as possible.” >> Read full article

MAPP, Delta Products partner for distribution

Andy Tod, sales manager of Manufacturers Automation (MAPP), has announced a distribution agreement between his firm and Delta Products Corp., Industrial Automation Business Group, managed by James Felder, regional sales manager, Canada. >> Read full article

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D&D Automation

Vision-enabled robots help improve nut welding production

Nut welding is commonly performed on machines that require an operator to position the part in a special fixture then load the nuts and activate the welder. D&D Automation has developed a new Vision Enabled Robotic Assembly cell (VERA) that uses two vision-enabled robots to handle multiple parts and multiple nut sizes without requiring the fixtures or the full-time attention of an operator. >> Learn More…

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Join Jeremy Shorthouse — the national environmental, health & safety manager at Molson Coors Canada — on August 13 1:30PM EST for an important safety webinar! All great and best practice health & safety management systems today require risk assessments to be completed in order to help identify, assess and control hazards in the workplace. In this webinar, Jeremy will talk about the importance of risk assessments and the emergence and importance of teaching all your employees on dynamic risk assessments. >> Register now...


Wireless tower light

Banner Engineering says its TL70 wireless tower light offers two-way wireless communication to help reduce costly and time-consuming wiring requirements. >> Read full article

Embedded PC

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the CX8091 as a member of the CX8000 line, which it says currently includes the smallest embedded PCs available from the company. >> Read full article

EU2B safety devices

IDEC has offering the EU2B family of safety devices including pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches and ammeters. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA Webinar - The Four Steps of Dynamic Risk Assessments

Location: Webinar
Date: August 13, 2015 >> More Info

Cybersecurity for ICS Canada 2015

Location: Calgary, Alta
Date: September 9 - 11, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2015 >> More Info