Industry News
February 22, 2019 – The head of Magna International Inc. says U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum continue to dent the auto parts maker, but suggested President Donald Trump's move to rev up production lines on U.S. soil could give it an advantage.
February 22, 2019 - Canada's ambassador to the U.S. is optimistic that a long-awaited end to Canada's steel-and-aluminum tariff nightmare could be just weeks away.
February 20, 2019 – A worker is dead after an accident at a Calgary cement plant.
February 19, 2019 – The PTDA Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Wendy B. McDonald Award, which recognizes a woman who has established herself as an integral contributor to her company's success and brought positive change to the power transmission/motion control industry.
February 15, 2019 – BlackBerry is getting $40 million in federal funding to help it develop technologies for self-driving cars.
February 15, 2019 – Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, has agreed to acquire an automation and robotics company based in Danvers, Mass.
February 15, 2019 – Beckhoff Automation has appointed Kevin Barker as the new president of Beckhoff Automation LLC to manage business operations across the U.S.
February 14, 2019 – Canada's auto sector must challenge old business models and lead the charge on auto-tech innovation if it wants to continue to be a player in the global auto industry, says a new report by KPMG.
February 14, 2019 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent to $56.4 billion in December as sales of petroleum and coal products fell.
February 13, 2019 – Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear.
February 13, 2019 - Ontario is considering having large industrial companies pay for pollution if they exceed emissions standards that will be established in the province – a system critics say is the same as the federal carbon tax the government has railed against for months.
February 12, 2019 – Zund America, Inc. has appointed Scott Spagnolli to the position of North American sales and channel manager, responsible for the U.S. and Canada.
February 11, 2019 – Rittal North America, manufacturer of industrial enclosures, has announced Mike Freund as its new managing director.
February 11, 2019 – Fiat Chrysler is recalling 660,000 heavy-duty trucks worldwide because a loose nut can cause a loss of steering control, in addition to a previously announced recall on light-duty trucks.
February 11, 2019 – AXYZ International, a global manufacturer of CNC machines and CNC knife systems, has adopted a new name, AXYZ Automation Group.

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