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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.
January 25, 2019 – Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 180,000 pickup trucks in North America to fix an electrical problem that can knock out the power steering.
January 25, 2019 – The head of the New York City Transit Authority and former chief executive at the Toronto Transit Commission says he is having "deja vu times two" with problems around trains from Bombardier Inc.
January 25, 2019 – American automakers, aluminum producers, manufacturers and farmers are running out of time, money and patience as the North American tariff standoff persists, and they're pleading with the United States to put an end to it.
January 25, 2019 – Canada's largest private sector union is calling for a boycott of General Motors vehicles made in Mexico as part of a campaign to save GM's assembly operation in Oshawa, Ont.
January 24, 2019 –Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to acquire the Global 7500 wing manufacturing operations and assets from Triumph Group Inc., reinforcing the Quebec plane-and-train maker's focus on its flagship business jet.
January 23, 2019 – The head of Unifor has ruled out a potential boycott of General Motors in the campaign to save the Oshawa Assembly Plant.
January 22, 2019 – Statistics Canada says both wholesale sales and manufacturing sales fell in November.
January 21, 2019 – Pipeline services company Shawcor Ltd. has signed a deal to buy ZCL Composites Inc., a maker of fibreglass reinforced plastic underground storage tanks, for $308 million.
January 21, 2019 – U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 per cent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months.
January 18, 2019 – Unifor's Quebec director Renaud Gagne is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow in Ontario Premier Doug Ford's footsteps by pledging support for General Motors workers faced with a looming plant closure.

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