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Houston, Tex. -The Fieldbus Foundation and ISA have announced an agreement to facilitate the implementation of wireless backhaul transport networks.
By Bill Valedis...Every day, workers are exposed to a variety of hazards from equipment, industrial machines and processes. Although each worker is responsible to ensure that safety procedures are followed at all times, companies are obligated to ensure energy control procedures are in place and in compliance to applicable standards.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – In response to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which hit the Gulf Coast states as a Category 2 storm on Sept. 13, ISA has announced a hurricane relief fundraising program.
Toronto, Ont. - The CAW has elected a new president to replace Buzz Hargrove, who is stepping down after 16 years in charge of the auto workerís union.
Ann Arbor, Mich. - North American robotics orders fell 23 per cent in the first half of 2008 compared with the same period in 2007, according to new statistics from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.
Ottawa, Ont. - Canadian manufacturers are struggling to maintain their current workforces, according to a new study by the Conference Board.
Chicago, Ill. – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) says sales of power transmission and motion control (PT/MC) products had a small boost for Canadian distributors in July, despite a drop in the United States over the same period.
Dedham, Mass. – The market for high power AC drives is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8 per cent over the next five years, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
Boston, Mass. – A new study predicts that the market for automotive sensors will reach $12.7 billion in 2008, and grow to more than $18 billion by 2015.
Ottawa, Ont. - Despite gloomy reports to the contrary, a new report has found that Canadian manufacturing sales doubled expectations in June.
Dedham, Mass. -Despite global economic uncertainty, a new study from ARC advisory group has found that the market for process manufacturing and automation is still going strong, particularly the global market for DCS.
Ottawa, Ont. - The federal and Ontario governments made a smart move by offering manufacturers tax write-offs, but the deal shouldnít last forever, says a prominent Canadian think-tank.
Farmington Hills, Mich. - Bosch has become a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the worldís first and North Americaís only voluntary, legally binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading program.
Toronto, Ont. - Qualified engineering graduates and newcomers to Canada now have the chance to apply for an Ontario professional engineer licence for free óbut a new report suggests not many of them are taking advantage of the opportunity.

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