Industry News
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.
Sep. 21, 2017 - The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development raised its expectations for economic growth in Canada on Tuesday as the country is expected to top the G7.
Sep. 19, 2017 - Canadian factory sales fell for a second consecutive month in July, Statistics Canada said Tuesday due in large part to a drop in the auto sector.
Sep. 18, 2017 - U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 per cent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Factory activity in New York was strong this month after reaching a three-year high in August.
Sep. 17, 2017 - Heidelberg Canada product manager Ray Fagan discusses automation in printing after its German parent, the world’s largest press maker, introduced a new operating philosophy, Push to Stop.
Sep. 15, 2017 - Wago has named Toby Thomann as president of North American headquarters in Germantown, Wis.
Sep. 12, 2017 - More than 50,000 people could lose their jobs if the Ontario government goes ahead with its plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, the province’s financial watchdog said Tuesday in a report that assessed the economic impact of the proposed increase.
Sep. 11, 2017 - TPC Wire & Cable Corp. (TPC) has completed the acquisition of Electra Cord Inc. Located in Massillon, Ohio, Electra Cord is a manufacturer of custom-molded cable assemblies, power cords, and cord sets for OEMs in various end markets.
Sept. 8, 2017 - Coldwater Machine Company, an engineered solutions and precision machining company that manufactures and integrates assembly automation and special machines, has announced a 27,500-square-foot expansion to its current manufacturing space.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Autopro Automation Consultants is now an ABB Authorized Value Provider, as part of the ABB Value Provider Program. Qualified members of the program are required to demonstrate technical expertise as well as complete extensive product and technical training to ensure they meet ABB’s program requirements.

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