ROCKFORD, Ill. - Organizations that offer overnight or day camp experiences that introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering are now eligible for funding. Grants ranging from $2,500 US to $5,000 US are available to not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions in Canada and the United States who provide camp experiences in the summer of 2009.
Ottawa, Ont. - Canadian manufacturers experienced a pull-back in sales in August, erasing any gains the sector has made since December 2007.
Milwaukee, Wisc. - Rockwell Automation is undergoing a massive restructuring to deal with the current market situation.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. - The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society is no more. But that doesnít mean the ISA is going anywhere.
Houston, Tex. -The Fieldbus Foundation and ISA have announced an agreement to facilitate the implementation of wireless backhaul transport networks.
By Bill Valedis...Every day, workers are exposed to a variety of hazards from equipment, industrial machines and processes. Although each worker is responsible to ensure that safety procedures are followed at all times, companies are obligated to ensure energy control procedures are in place and in compliance to applicable standards.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – In response to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which hit the Gulf Coast states as a Category 2 storm on Sept. 13, ISA has announced a hurricane relief fundraising program.
Toronto, Ont. - The CAW has elected a new president to replace Buzz Hargrove, who is stepping down after 16 years in charge of the auto workerís union.
Ann Arbor, Mich. - North American robotics orders fell 23 per cent in the first half of 2008 compared with the same period in 2007, according to new statistics from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group.
Ottawa, Ont. - Canadian manufacturers are struggling to maintain their current workforces, according to a new study by the Conference Board.
Ottawa, Ont. - Despite gloomy reports to the contrary, a new report has found that Canadian manufacturing sales doubled expectations in June.
Dedham, Mass. -Despite global economic uncertainty, a new study from ARC advisory group has found that the market for process manufacturing and automation is still going strong, particularly the global market for DCS.
Ottawa, Ont. - The federal and Ontario governments made a smart move by offering manufacturers tax write-offs, but the deal shouldnít last forever, says a prominent Canadian think-tank.

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