Industry News
Mar. 25, 2017 - Intelligrated, a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, has announced the election of Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems, to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. Wicks’ two-year term began following the board’s January meeting.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Construction of a new logistics and distribution centre for Big Kaiser’s parent company, Big Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd., is now complete.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Linear motion and factory automation technology manufacturer Helix Linear Technologies has promoted David R. Arguin to president and executive team member, reporting to CEO Christopher Nook.
Mar. 25, 2017 - Maxine Nordmeyer, CEO of Bihler of America, and John Miller, president of Superb Industries, have announced a strategic alliance, which would extend Bihler’s footprint in North America with Superb’s engineering technology centres in Michigan and Ohio and sales engineering support in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Mar. 25, 2017 - The Brandt Group of Companies has announced it will acquire the Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada (MHPSC) facility in Saskatoon, Sask., and subsequent operating assets from Prestige Equipment and Hilco Global.
Mar. 25, 2017 - The company that makes Ski-Doos, Sea-Doos and Spyder vehicles says it could move production from Mexico if NAFTA changes result in hefty border taxes, but BRP chief executive Jose Boisjoli is hoping “common sense” will prevail during upcoming negotiations.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Canada has been approved to join a controversial new international infrastructure bank led by China.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Rittal Systems has added Cadence Automatisation to its distribution/partner network in Quebec.
Mar. 23, 2017 - The Canadian economy has made good progress since the plunge in oil prices in 2014, but slack and risks remain, a deputy governor of the Bank of Canada said.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:
Mar. 20, 2017 - Everyone’s talking about problems hurting workers. In the last U.S. election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argued about reasons for a historic disruption in the labour market. The Canadian government will explore it in Wednesday’s budget.
Mar. 20, 2017 - This week’s Canadian federal budget will raise concern about workers being displaced en masse by new technologies. It’s arguably an under-told story of the last U.S. election — people often talked about Ohio and Pennsylvania’s coal miners and steel workers, less so about technologies pushing them aside: automated steel production, and the 3D underground imaging finding cheaper natural gas.
Mar. 20, 2017 - A wrecking ball is coming for the labour market, analysts warn. As computer-processing power doubles each year and machines learn from their mistakes, sources say the upcoming federal budget will examine the potential of artificial intelligence to disrupt — industries, politics, and entire societies.
Mar. 17, 2017 - U.S. factories cranked out more autos, steel and computers in February, the sixth straight monthly increase in manufacturing output.
Mar. 17, 2017 - Canadian manufacturing sales in January were better than expected, the latest in a series of promising reports for the economy.
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