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June 26, 2019 – Industrial robots and automation could displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, according to a new report by Oxford Economics – but new jobs for humans will open up at nearly the same rate as they are destructed.
June 26, 2019 – The global motion control and motor market saw a 0.2 per cent decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2019 versus the same period last year – down to $952.3 million, according to the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA).
June 26, 2019 – Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, CEO Elon Musk told workers in an internal memo.
June 25, 2019 – Bombardier Inc. announced Tuesday a deal to sell its regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for US$550 million.
June 25, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEAU) has named Scott Summerville as its new president.
June 24, 2019 – First-quarter sales of machine vision components and systems that provide vision intelligence to robots and other machines declined 4.5 per cent in North America over the same period last year according to the AIA, a trade group that's part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).
June 24, 2019 – Automaker Daimler said Sunday that profits for the second quarter will be hit by troubles with diesel vehicles from its Mercedes-Benz brand and downgraded its earnings forecast for the full year.
June 21, 2019 – Rittal Systems Ltd. has won an award for excellence in data centre facility infrastructure at The Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium 2019.
June 20, 2019 – Gescan Industrial & Automation Group remains a channel partner for customers with GE Intelligent Platforms solutions following Emerson's acquisition of the GE Intelligent Platforms business.
June 20, 2019 – Lopes Ltd., a steel manufacturer in Coniston, Ontario near Sudbury, is receiving $1 million in funding from the government of Ontario for new equipment, updated facilities and new jobs. 
June 19, 2019 – German industrial equipment maker Siemens says it is cutting 2,700 jobs globally at its power and gas company as it seeks to make cost savings.
June 19, 2019 – OMRON has appointed Andy Zosel has been appointed as the new president and CEO of its OMRON Microscan business located in Renton, Washington.
June 18, 2019 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.6 percent to $57.8 billion in April as sales in the in the transportation equipment and primary metal industries declined.
June 17, 2019 – Robot orders in North America declined slightly in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), an organization of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).
June 14, 2019 – U.S. industrial production improved in May, but manufacturers showed weakness despite eking out a slight gain.

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