Toronto, Ont. - The Little Geeks Foundation, a not-for-profit that collects, refurbishes and re-distributes donated home and corporate computers, announced it will give away 200 donated computers to underprivileged children in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ottawa, Ont. - The manufacturing sector in Canada dropped more than expected in March, with shipments falling by 1.6 per cent to $49 billion, according to Statistics Canada.
Calgary, Alta. - Careers in Manufacturing recently presented the Calgary Manufacturing Industryís Best Employer Awards to six Calgary businesses in recognition of their business excellence in creating progressive, safe and innovative environments.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. - The ISA100.11a working group within the ISA100 Committee has officially begun its first letter ballot on its draft standard, the first in the ISA100 universal family of wireless standards.
Windsor, Ont. - The Canadian Auto Workers union has reached master agreements with both Chrysler and General Motors.
Ottawa, Ont. - The countryís aging baby boomers and a predicted labour shortage mean our demand for skilled workers will soon outstrip our supply, according to Canadaís Human Resources Minister Monte Solberg.
Ottawa, Ont. -The countryís manufacturing slump means Canada is losing tens of thousands of its best and most productive workers, according to a new report by the Toronto-Dominion bank.
Dedham, Mass. - The market for wireless devices and equipment in process manufacturing will grow to more than US$1.1 billion in 2012, a growth rate of 32 per cent per year, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study "Wireless in Process Manufacturing Worldwide Outlook."
Ottawa, Ont. - Precarn Incorporated has launched a $2.1 million funding boost to promote the research and development (R&D) efforts of Canadian companies applying intelligent systems to solve commercial problems in the environment and manufacturing sectors.
Boston, Mass. - Manufacturers in process-related industries require special features in enterprise resource planning (ERP), according to a new report from the Aberdeen Group.
Toronto, Ont. - There are so many misconceptions about ERP, itís a wonder that the acronym has not been replaced. Are you guilty of harbouring one of those misconceptions? Industry expert Michael Burns has the answer.
Toronto, Ont. - After two months of large gains, employment edged up again in March (+15,000), according to Statistics Canada.
Toronto, Ont. - Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to acquire ECP Tech Services, a U.S.- based company that is a provider of power system testing, maintenance and commissioning services to industrial, utility and commercial customers throughout the United States.
Saint-Eustache, Que. - A Quebec manufacturer has earned the dubious distinction of being the first company in Canada convicted under a strict new law known as the "corporate killing law."
Toronto, Ont. - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is renewing its call for the Ontario government to overhaul its apprenticeship programs in light of new research showing record levels of concern over the shortage of qualified labour.

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