Navistar International is closing its truck manufacturing plant in Chatham, Ont. — a plant that's been idle since 2009.
Toyota is crediting loans and grants from the Canadian and Ontario governments for its decision to build the electric version of the RAV4 sports utility vehicle in Woodstock, Ont.
Honda is recalling 135,142 vehicles in Canada to update the software that controls the automatic transmission.
General Motors announced that it will invest $117 million to prepare its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., to build the new Cadillac XTS next year.
The CBC is looking for struggling Canadian companies to participate in a new series, which will see some of the country’s top investors spend their time and money to help these Canadian companies get back on their feet.
General Motors Ventures LLC has invested $7.5 million US in Sunlogics PLC, a global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation. The investment will create 310 jobs, including 110 positions in Canada.
Electro-Pack Inc., a Toronto manufacturer of packaging, was fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
In a survey released by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 89 percent of safety professionals said they had observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been. Twenty-nine percent said this had happened on numerous occasions.
Manufacturing AUTOMATION, in collaboration with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, is conducting the 6th annual Canadian Manufacturing Study. This is an opportunity for Canadian manufacturers to benchmark their performance, progress and opportunities for improvement. And as a thank you, you can enter a draw to win one of five $100 Canadian Tire gift cards. Learn more.
ProSoft Technology, a Bakersfield, Calif.-based industrial communications company, has appointed Janice Hungerford as its new CEO. Hungerford, the first employee of ProSoft Technology and former managing director of North America, brings decades of industry experience and a fundamental understanding of the goals and vision of the organization.
The votes are in and the winners have emerged. After rigorous screening by members of the judging panel, the search for Canada’s Safest Employers has ended and five companies from Canada’s manufacturing industry have earned the title of Canada’s Safest Employers.
In recognition of the innovative and forward-thinking work of the business community in environmental protection, Partners in Project Green is calling for submissions for the 2011 Sustainability Awards. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2011.
Manufacturing AUTOMATION, in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, is benchmarking manufacturers and giving you the opportunity to compare your facility to others across Canada. Just click on the button below to participate in our annual Canadian Manufacturing Study - with only 20 questions to answer - and you can enter to win one of FIVE $100 Canadian Tire gift cards. Each questionnaire must be completed by Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Manufacturing AUTOMATION will publish the results in our October 2011 issue, providing detailed insights into the state of manufacturing in Canada. Eligible contest winners will be contacted following the study deadline. Click here for full contest rules and details - including eligibility. Take the survey.
Phoenix Contact is moving to its new Canadian headquarters in Milton, Ont., with operations beginning at the new location on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Solar & AlternativeTechnology Corp. (S.A.T.), a Mississauga, Ont.-based solar installation company, has partnered with solar panel manufacturer Soventix Canada Inc. and the Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. distillery to design and build the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic plant in Canada, at 7.9 Megawatts.

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