Industry News
January 9, 2019 – Bombardier Inc. has signed a US$669-million deal to provide 113 commuter rail cars to New Jersey.
January 9, 2019 – Unionized workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., are holding another sit-down protest over the planned closure of the facility.
January 8, 2019 – General Motors says it has rejected various proposals by Unifor to keep the Oshawa Assembly Plant open past 2019.
January 8, 2019 – Concerns are growing that Europe's largest economy may have slipped into a technical recession after Germany's Economy Ministry reported Tuesday that industrial production dropped for the third consecutive month in November.
January 7, 2019 – Karen Keegans has joined Rockwell Automation as senior vice-president, human resources, reporting to Blake Moret, chairman and CEO.
January 4, 2019 – The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses.
January 4, 2019 – Industrial automation companies Rockwell Automation and Emerson have both taken top honours in the second annual IoT Breakthrough Awards, which recognize the leading companies, technologies and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market.
January 3, 2019 – The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
January 3, 2019 – Turck Canada has added three new employees to its workforce: Carlos Linan is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area East, Jose Sanchez is the new automation application specialist, and Michael Branco is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area West.
January 2, 2019 – A new survey shows business optimism for the year ahead among Canadian manufacturing executives is lower than it was a year ago as trade issues weigh.
December 21, 2018 – Zund America has appointed Dan Ryan to the position of CEO for Zünd’s Milwaukee-based North American operations.
December 21, 2018 – Ford is recalling more than 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks with engine block heaters in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch fire.
December 21, 2018 – ATS Automation Tooling Systems, the Cambridge, Ontario–based automation solutions provider, will acquire Comecer S.p.A., an Italian design and engineering firm for processing systems in the nuclear medicine and pharmaceutical industries, for EUR 113 million.
December 21, 2018 – Unifor president Jerry Dias says General Motors will consider options put forth by the union to keep the Oshawa assembly plant open and respond by Jan. 7.
December 20, 2018 – Universal Robots has appointed former KUKA Canada president and CEO Chris Claringbold as area sales manager for Canada.

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