EDMONTON, Alta. - Precarn Incorporated, an Ottawa, Ont.-based independent not-for-profit company that supports the pre-commercial development of leading-edge technologies, recently announced that it would provide $2.8 million in funding to promote the research and development efforts of six first-of-their-kind intelligent systems projects in Alberta.  
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Internet-based attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized as profit-driven criminals continue to hone their approach to stealing data from businesses, employees and consumers, according to a recently released security report from Cisco.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Even in this economic downturn, half of manufacturing company CFOs recently surveyed expect their company's revenues to increase in the coming year, and nearly four in 10 (37 percent) predict increased profit margins, according to an annual survey of U.S. manufacturing company CFOs commissioned by Bank of America Business Capital. What's more, fifty-two percent of the CFOs say that the current state of the economy will have no impact on their growth plans.
OTTAWA, Ont. - The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters recently announced that it will conduct a monthly survey of its members, as well as manufacturers and exporters across Canada, to provide real-time statistical information to business leaders and government officials.
When it comes to ergonomics in the workplace, visibility is largely ignored - quite the oversight since vision plays a major role in nearly all of our daily tasks. That's why one Ryerson University researcher developed a model to assess visual perceptibility in a workspace, which could potentially decrease injury and increase productivity.
OTTAWA, Ont. - Employment levels in Canada increased by 107,000 in September, following a decline in July and a small gain in August, according to Statistics Canada's recent Labour Force Survey. Manufacturing employment, in particular, increased by 20,000 in September, bringing the industry back to a level similar to the end of 2007.
OTTAWA, Ont. - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), in partnership with Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada and Industry Canada, recently unveiled the first-ever Canadian State of Logistics Report. The study is intended to help Canadian supply chain managers better understand market trends, their competitive position within their sector and steps they can undertake to become more competitive.
OTTAWA, Ont. - The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition recently sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper requesting immediate and strategic action to overcome current economic challenges.
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.
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