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Ontario pledges $35 million to help three universities create manufacturing consortium

Three research-intensive universities — McMaster University, University of Waterloo and Western University — have received $35 million in funding over five years from the Government of Ontario as part of a $50-million project to create an Advanced Manufacturing Consortium. >> Read full article

Norcan is now Rexroth’s Western Canada distributor

As of yesterday, Norcan Fluid Power is now Bosch Rexroth Canada’s authorized distributor for industrial and mobile hydraulics in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. >> Read full article

RIMOWA grows footprint in Cambridge after strong 2015

Luggage manufacturer RIMOWA Group is submitting its preliminary annual report for 2015, which reveals a 37-per-cent increase in North American sales alone. >> Read full article

2016 dates and locations of Wago’s Innovation in Automation tour

Save the date to attend Wago’s Innovation in Automation Tour at a city near you. Two tour vehicles are currently crisscrossing North America to bring the company’s latest developments to customers. >> Read full article

Motion Industries acquires Epperson & Co.

Motion Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epperson & Co., an industrial distributor specializing in material handling products and services since 1932. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Bridgestone pumps up to $300M into Joliette plant expansion

Bridgestone pumps up to $300M into Joliette plant expansion

Bridgestone Canada has announced that it is expanding its Canadian passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Joliette, Que., as part of a five-year investment that could total upwards of $300 million. The multi-phase expansion of the facility is expected to break ground this year and will “increase productivity and enhance the plant’s global competitive position,” it says. According to Bridgestone, the overall project will help increase plant capacity by 3,000 tires per day to bring daily production to 20,000 tires per day by 2023. >> Learn More…


Industrial PC

Advantech says its IEC-61850-3 certified ECU-4784 with an Intel Core Haswell i7 CPU with Intel AMT enables the unit to be monitored and managed regardless of whether it’s switched on or if the operating system has frozen. >> Read full article

Shredder controls incorporates customer feedback

Vecoplan says it has re-engineered the control panels on its V-ECO shredder series, optimizing them for the North American market by incorporating features derived from customer feedback. >> Read full article

Fanless mini PC has released a new fanless mini PC model LPC-720F featuring built-in dual expansion slot capability designed for a variety of applications, such as data acquisition, specialized graphics cards and expanded I/O cards, it says. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Hannover Messe 2016

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 25-29, 2016 >> More Info

DEX Expo - Mississauga

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 17, 2016 >> More Info

Automatica 2016

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 21-24, 2016 >> More Info