Industry News
November 12, 2018 – Rittal Systems Canada, manufacturer of enclosures and power distribution systems, has received one of Electro-Federation Canada’s 2018 Marketing Awards in the under $50 million category, for the second year in a row.
November 12, 2018 – The head of the B.C. company that scooped up Bombardier Inc.'s Q400 turboprop business has pledged to keep all manufacturing already in Canada within the country.
November 9, 2018 – More industrial companies are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to collect data on their production lines, but most still aren't using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage it all, according to a new study by IFS, the global enterprise applications company.
November 8, 2018 – Industrial equipment and technology company Siemens says its net profit fell 46 per cent in the most recent quarter due to expenses for severance and higher tax.
November 8, 2018 – Magna International Inc. reported its third-quarter profit grew compared with a year ago as revenue also climbed higher, but the auto parts maker trimmed the outlook for the year.
November 8, 2018 – High Liner Foods Inc. says it has let go of 14 per cent of its salaried employees as part of cost-cutting measures following a disappointing third quarter.
November 8, 2018 – Bombardier Inc. announced today it will shed 5,000 jobs company-wide and sell off two units as part of chief executive Alain Bellemare's five-year plan to rein in costs, focus on rail and business jets and reduce the net long-term debt of $9 billion.
November 7, 2018 – The OPC Foundation has announced it plans to make its Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC UA) the worldwide industrial operability standard. 
November 5, 2018 – Rockwell Automation has announced several senior leadership transitions effective January 1, 2019. 
November 5, 2018 – Waterloo, Ontario’s OTTO Motors unveiled OMEGA, the world’s first autonomous forklift, at IMTS earlier this year. We talk to OTTO CEO Matt Rendall about what this means for manufacturers.
November 2, 2018 – The OPC Foundation, a global organization that helps industry vendors maintain interoperability in their manufacturing and automation assets, welcomes Stefan Hoppe as its next president and executive director.
November 1, 2018 – The Global Automakers of Canada organization has released a statement applauding the federal government's decision to pass the legislation required to implement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). 
November 1, 2018 – Cambridge, Ontario–based automation solutions provider ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of KMW Konstruktion, Maschinen- & Werkzeugbau GmbH & Co. KG and KMW GmbH (collectively, "KMW"), a German-based supplier of custom micro-assembly systems and test equipment solutions.
November 1, 2018 – The Trudeau government plans to give about 900,000 Canadian workers more paid personal-leave days, in a proposal that seems designed to goad the Ontario government into an argument over workers' rights in the modern economy.
October 31, 2018 – The Ontario government has passed legislation to repeal the province's cap-and-trade system, putting the final nail in the coffin of a program Premier Doug Ford has long promised to scrap.

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