Industry News
February 4, 2019 – The federal government should consider dropping retaliatory tariffs against the United States, Ontario's economic development minister said Monday, as he and his Quebec counterpart pressed Ottawa for action on American levies on steel and aluminum.
February 4, 2019 – The sting from a major restructuring at General Motors and its planned closings of five North American factories in the coming months is putting thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers at stake, as well.
February 4, 2019 – We speak to David Mindell, CEO of Humatics, about the value of microlocation for manufacturers. Mindell launched his company three years ago and brought Humatics’ suite of robot positioning technologies to market in September 2018.
February 4, 2019 – NanoXplore Inc., a Montreal-based manufacturer and supplier of high-volume graphene powder for use in industrial markets, recently announced several new appointments. 
February 1, 2019 – The head of Metrolinx says it will impose financial penalties on Bombardier Inc. after the Quebec train maker delivered only half of a promised six vehicles for Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown LRT by today's deadline.
January 31, 2019 – The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), a consortium of over 150 companies working to develop open standards for the "non-desktop" or embedded computer market, has announced two new leadership additions to its team.
January 30, 2019 – FLIR Systems, developer of imaging and sensor systems, has acquired the Waterloo, Ontario–based Aeryon Labs Inc., a manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones), in a deal valued at $200 million.
January 30, 2019 – Automated Precision, Inc. has undergone a global rebranding, changing its company name to API and renewing its focus on smart factory metrology.
January 30, 2019 – Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, which specializes in metrology and manufacturing solutions, has expanded into western Canada with a new office in Calgary, Alberta.
January 30, 2019 – German industrial group Siemens said Wednesday its net profit fell by half in the most recent quarter, to 1.12 billion euros ($1.28 billion), due to higher taxes and falling demand for its big-ticket power turbines as utilities turn to renewable energy.
January 29, 2019 – Canadian manufacturers are optimistic about their prospects in 2019, but significantly less confident than last year as concern mounts that Trump administration policies and other disruptive factors will affect their businesses, according to a new survey of senior manufacturing executives that we outlined earlier this month here.
January 29, 2019 – Bosch has assumed full control of EM-motive, a European manufacturer of electric motors that was set up as a 50-50 joint venture with Daimler in 2011.
January 29, 2019 – Zund America has appointed Andy Arkin, as its strategic account and industrial market segment manager.
January 28, 2019 – Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial technology fair, takes place April 1 to 5, 2019 in Hannover, Germany, and organizers have released new details on what to expect from this year's "Industrial Intelligence" theme.
January 28, 2019 – Barrie, Ontario's Prodomax Automation, a member of the Germany-based Jenoptik Group, has won two new orders in North America that together amount to just over EUR 12 million.

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