Industry News
December 4, 2018 – Milton, Ontario's Alfacon Solutions, a 35-year-old custom material handling solutions provider, has been acquired by JMP Solutions, a North American industrial technology partner to Fortune 1000 manufacturers.
December 3, 2018 – U.S. politicians will ratify the revised North American Free Trade Agreement despite threats that the continent could be left without any deal after President Donald Trump says he will withdraw from the existing trade pact, the head of BRP Inc. said Monday.
December 3, 2018 – Algoma Steel Inc. says has purchased the assets of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. after emerging from three years of creditor protection.
December 3, 2018 – U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in November as new orders surged, a positive sign for economic growth heading into 2019.
December 3, 2018 – The Ontario government is about to start facing co-ordinated opposition from two of the country's largest unions bent on stopping what they describe as Premier Doug Ford's "destructive agenda."
December 3, 2018 – According to a new study by Frost & Sullivan, high penetration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology in critical infrastructure and the manufacturing sector has resulted in a growing number of potential cyber-attack surfaces.
November 30, 2018 – Ontario is moving forward with its legal challenge of Ottawa's planned carbon tax, arguing pricing emissions is the jurisdiction of the provinces and not the federal government.
November 30, 2018 – President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge by the American president but faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Congress.
November 29, 2018 – The Ontario government has released a climate-change plan that it says will lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce waste while keeping on target to meet Paris Agreement targets by 2030.
November 29, 2018 – Martinrea International Inc. says it will be forced to close an automotive factory when General Motors winds down production at its Oshawa assembly plant next year in one of the clearest indications of the knock-on effects of the closure on suppliers.
November 29, 2018 – Union leaders and politicians who talk about saving a General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., are selling "false hope," Doug Ford said Wednesday, as the leader of the union representing the affected autoworkers accused the premier of undermining efforts to fight the job cuts.
November 29, 2018 – RIC Centre, the Southern Ontario business innovation hub and incubator, has announced a new board of directors. 
November 28, 2018 – United Technologies, the U.S. industrial conglomerate, is breaking itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins.
November 28, 2018 – The Weidmüller Group is pleased to announce that Javi Richmond recently joined the company as managing director of Weidmuller Canada, replacing Terry Hodgson, who has been promoted to president of Weidmuller Inc., USA and executive vice-president of Weidmuller Inc., North America.
November 28, 2018 – The head of the union representing workers at General Motors' car plant in Oshawa, Ontario has warned the company's decision could lead to the collapse of the auto parts industry in Canada.

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