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Calgary, Alta. - Careers in Manufacturing recently presented the Calgary Manufacturing Industry's Best Employer Awards to four Calgary businesses in recognition of their excellence in creating progressive, safe and innovative manufacturing environments.
AURORA, Ont. - Manufacturing AUTOMATION has joined the social networking phenomenon Twitter.
TORONTO, Ont. - Despite a challenging economy, three-quarters (76 per cent) of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed in January said their companies will invest in information technology (IT) initiatives in the next 12 months.
TORONTO, Ont. - The current economic environment provides opportunities for companies to thrive. According to a recently released KPMG report, Strategic Growth and New Markets, the top strategies for growth, based on a survey of manufacturers, include process improvements, investment in R&D and technology, and global expansion.
OTTAWA, Ont. - Manufacturing sales increased 2.2 percent to $42.9 billion in February, the first increase since July 2008.
OTTAWA, Ont. - It's not a signal that the recession is over, but more Canadian manufacturers and exporters are optimistic about business conditions over the next three months than they have been since the beginning of 2009, according to the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' March Business Conditions Survey.
BOSTON, Mass. - Economic concerns continue to weigh on many companies' innovation plans, according to the Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) sixth annual global survey and report on innovation, Innovation 2009: Making Hard Decisions in the Downturn.
OTTAWA, Ont. - Employment declined by 61,000 in March, pushing the unemployment rate up 0.3 percentage points to eight percent, the highest rate in seven years, according to Statistics Canada's March 2009 Labour Force Survey.
TORONTO, Ont. - Ontario is helping its manufacturing and industrial sectors use fewer toxic substances and move to greener, healthier alternatives, thanks to legislation introduced earlier this month.  
TORONTO, Ont. - The Ontario government's move to "harmonize" its sales tax system with the GST could be a step towards improving the productivity and competitiveness of Ontario's manufacturing sector, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) recently released Tax Memo.
OTTAWA, Ont. - Manufacturing sales decreased 5.4 percent to $41.7 billion in January, falling to the lowest level in almost 10 years, according to Statistics Canada's Monthly Survey of Manufacturing for January 2009.
By Mike EdwardsKITCHENER, Ont. - The 8th Annual Building Futures One Dream at a Time Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction, presented by Skills Canada - Ontario, attracted a sold-out crowd in Kitchener, Ont., earlier this month.
BOSTON, Mass. - The worldwide market for production machinery automation, including AC drives, PLCs, motion control products, computer numerical controls and machine safeguarding products, is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 3.4 percent over the next five years. The market was $18 billion US in 2008, and is forecasted to be over $21.2 billion US by 2013, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study, Production Machinery Automation Worldwide Outlook.
OTTAWA, Ont. - Elementary school students from Ecole elementaire catholique Arc-en-ciel in Ottawa won first place in this year's NRC Engineering Challenge, beating out more than 70 classes from Eastern Ontario.
Factory automation safety networks are emerging as the next competitive battleground in the automation network wars, fueling growth in the worldwide market for safety products. A new study from the ARC Advisory Group indicates that factory automation safety networks will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 39.3 percent over the next five years.

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