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December RBC manufacturing index hits three-month low

The latest RBC Canadian manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) slipped from November’s 55.3 to a three-month low of 53.9 in December, suggesting that business conditions at Canadian manufacturing companies improved at a slightly weaker rate. >> Read full article

Bob van den Berg named Murrelektronik Canada GM

Murrelektronik has appointed Bob van den Berg to the position of managing director (general manager) for Canada, bringing with him more than 18 years of experience in industrial automation sales. >> Read full article

China fires top officials for factory blast that killed 146

China’s Cabinet has announced the firing of the top two officials in an eastern city where an explosion at an auto parts factory last August killed 146 people in the country’s worst industrial accident since 2005. >> Read full article

Educators want better tools to teach skilled trades: CAF report

A report by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) suggests that with 91 per cent of educators convinced skilled tradespeople will always be in demand, there is a strong case for connecting students to hands-on activities and accurate employment data. >> Read full article

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Pratt & Whitney plans $67M upgrade to N.S. plant

Pratt & Whitney plans $67M upgrade to N.S. plant

Pratt & Whitney Canada has announced a $67-million upgrade over the next six years at its Nova Scotia manufacturing facility. The provincial government said it will provide up to 20 per cent or $13.4 million of the costs of the project. What does the aerospace firm hope to upgrade with this investment? >> Learn More…


Aras releases Microsoft Azure certified cloud PLM suite

The new offering is designed to help global companies with an Azure account that need to quickly deploy a full PLM suite for the supply chain, joint ventures, fast moving product lines and other applications, says Aras. >> Read full article

DVD encourages workers to speak up about unsafe behaviour

A new employee safety program has been released and deals specifically with encouraging employees to speak up when they see a co-worker engaged in unsafe behaviour so injuries and fatalities can be prevented. >> Read full article

Cabinet-free drive control with Bosch Rexroth IndraDrive Mi

Bosch Rexroth says its IndraDrive Mi series enables machine manufacturers to integrate all electric drive components directly into the machine, resulting in cabinet-free, module machines with a minimized footprint. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

19th Annual ARC Industry Forum

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 9-12, 2015 >> More Info

ABB Automation & Power World

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: March 2-5, 2015 >> More Info

Automate 2015

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: March 23-26, 2015 >> More Info