Industry News
Oct. 11, 2017 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION chats with Raeann Schmidt, machine operator at Ontario Drive & Gear, for her thoughts on co-op programs and on-the-job training.
Oct. 11, 2017 - A new report says there’s “no sustained indication” that Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector will return to pre-recession levels of capital investment.
Oct. 5, 2017 - Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2 per cent in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos.
Oct. 4, 2017 - A closely watched survey shows that the eurozone economy picked up steam at the end of the third quarter, reinforcing hopes about the pace of the single currency bloc’s recovery.
Oct. 4, 2017 - Rittal Systems has named the Eddy Group its newest distribution partner in the Maritimes, strengthening its Atlantic Canada distribution network.
Oct. 4, 2017 - The Weidmüller Group, an industrial connectivity and automation company headquartered in Detmold, Germany, has acquired the W Interconnections group companies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico from Rockwell Automation.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The U.K. manufacturing sector continued to expand at a solid clip during September, with production and new orders both rising at above long-run average rates. However, the latest survey signalled that cost inflationary pressures surged higher. This reflected a combination of rising commodity prices, the exchange rate and increased supply-chain pressures.
Oct. 3, 2017 - A new study shows that leaving the European Union without a trade deal would hurt Britain more than the EU.
Oct. 2, 2017 - U.S. factory activity rose to the highest level in 13 years last month as hurricanes disrupted supplies but drove up demand for manufactured goods.
Oct. 2, 2017 - An official survey released Saturday said that China’s factory activity expanded in September at the fastest pace in five years, as the country's vital manufacturing sector stepped up production to meet strong demand.
Oct. 2, 2017 - A quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released Monday showed business sentiment rising to its strongest level in a decade, exceeding analysts’ expectations for the world’s third largest economy.
Sep. 29, 2017 - Canada’s eight-month march of monthly growth in the economy came to an end in July, according to Statistics Canada, a development that could head off more rate hikes this year.
Sep. 25, 2017 - EcoVadis, a platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index.
Sep. 25, 2017 - A new report by Future Market Insights studies the performance of the global artificial intelligence (AI) systems spending market over a 10-year assessment period from 2017 to 2027.
Sep. 25, 2017 - ABB today announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business, for $2.6 billion; the transaction will be operationally accretive in year one.

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