December 21, 2018 – ATS Automation Tooling Systems, the Cambridge, Ontario–based automation solutions provider, will acquire Comecer S.p.A., an Italian design and engineering firm for processing systems in the nuclear medicine and pharmaceutical industries, for EUR 113 million.
December 21, 2018 – Unifor president Jerry Dias says General Motors will consider options put forth by the union to keep the Oshawa assembly plant open and respond by Jan. 7.
December 18, 2018 – Magna International Inc. has signed a deal to buy Spanish company Viza Geca SL, which specializes in automotive seating.
December 17, 2018 – General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected.
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 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 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 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.
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