Industry News
Aug. 22, 2017 - Optoelectronics group Jenoptik has acquired Five Lakes Automation (FLA), a full-service turnkey provider of automated manufacturing solutions.
Aug. 18, 2017 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell in June, following three consecutive months of gains.
Aug. 18, 2017 - Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo.
Aug. 17, 2017 - A slump in the auto industry drove U.S. factory output down in July and has kept it flat for months.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as “a GREAT employee.”
Aug. 15, 2017 - Factory activity in New York surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years.
Aug. 15, 2017 - With NAFTA negotiations set to begin Wednesday, it’s tempting to think of Canada as the proverbial 90-pound weakling about to get a faceful of sand kicked up by the body-building, muscle-flexing behemoth who lives next door.
Aug. 14, 2017 - Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), a not-for-profit consortium serving the Canadian manufacturing industry, has named Tonya Starr as the field service advisor for Ontario’s Brampton, Mississauga, Milton and Orangeville regions.
Aug. 11, 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system that has helped turn the country into a top exporter through low wages, lax regulations and proximity to the United States.
Aug. 10, 2017 - German factory production dropped unexpectedly in June but economists say there are still good signs for longer-term growth.
Aug. 10, 2017 - Siemens Canada has named Faisal Kazi president and CEO, effective September 1, where he will be responsible for leading the overall strategic direction of the company.
Aug. 10, 2017 - The competition to become one of up to five government-designated technology “superclusters” and draw from a federal funding purse of $950 million has attracted more than 50 proposals.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Ritter Technology, a distributor of industrial motion and control products, has formed a holding company, Motion & Control Enterprises LLC (MCE), to oversee operations for current and recently acquired divisions of the company.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Canadian manufacturers experienced a robust and accelerated improvement in overall business conditions in July.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Reko International Group has announced its plans to construct a new manufacturing and innovation facility. Encompassing more than 40,000 square feet of production space, the facility will be adjacent to its current premises on Silver Creek Industrial Drive in Lakeshore, Ont.

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