December 14, 2018 – General Motors of Canada Co. is working to set up jobs and training programs for employees who will be put out of work when it closes the Oshawa Assembly plant next year even as Unifor promises an extended fights to keep the operation open.
December 14, 2018 – Southwire Canada (SWC), a producer of wire and cable, has been named by Grote Industries as its supplier of the year for helping to improve the operational efficiency of their manufacturing process.
December 12, 2018 – Via Rail has selected Siemens over Bombardier Inc. for a $989-million contract to modernize its passenger rail service along Canada's key rail corridor between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont.
December 11, 2018 – Calgary-based data management consulting group iSolutions Inc. has been acquired by Emerson, the technology and engineering company for industrial automation and residential solutions.
December 11, 2018 – A new report by Frost & Sullivan indicates that service-based analytical instrumentation models such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based asset management are on track to replace legacy systems in the industrial sector over the next four years.
December 10, 2018 – In a deal for US$64.1 million, Allied Motion Technologies, manufacturer of controlled motion products, has acquired TCI (Trans-Coil International), a manufacturer of active (electronic) and passive (magnetic) products to resolve power-quality and harmonic issues associated with industrial power conversion.
December 10, 2018 – Cambridge, Ontario's ATS Automation Tooling Systems has announced the acquisition of all of the intellectual property assets of Transformix Engineering Inc. for $10 million.
December 7, 2018 – Bombardier Inc. says its largest jetliner, a massive rail backlog and aftermarket services will propel the plane-and-train maker to 10 per cent revenue growth in 2019, roughly in line with analyst expectations.
December 7, 2018 – Supremex Inc. is cutting 41 employees at its Canadian envelope manufacturing operations in a cost-saving measure as it diversifies its business to include more packaging products.
December 7, 2018 – Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced Steve Holmgren will join the organization in January 2019 as the field service advisor for Eastern Ontario.
December 6, 2018 – Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Ontario-based global manufacturer Linamar Corp., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
December 6, 2018 – Danfoss has acquired AAIM Controls Inc., a specialized supplier of custom-designed regulation and control automation solutions, from motor starters to complete PLC systems, for industrial refrigeration manufacturers.
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