The umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA and the Motion Control Association (MCA) has changed its name from the Automation Technologies Council to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).
Since its launch in December 2008, the first edition of CSA Z462-08 Workplace Electrical Safety has had a significant impact on the electrical industry. Next to the Canadian Electrical Code, it has become the best-selling CSA standard. This January, CSA has published the second edition of CSA Z462. What changes are included in the 2012 edition?
Eight organizations have partnered to support innovation amongst advanced manufacturers in Ontario.
Sealed Air (Canada) CO/CIE, a Nova Scotia manufacturer of packaging products, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
Fluke Corporation, a provider of portable electronic test and measurement technology, has acquired Martel Electronics Corporation, a Derry, N.H.-based manufacturer of electronic test tools and OEM products.
New funding will help manufacturers in southern Ontario strengthen their overall competitiveness and access new business opportunities around the world, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Iconics, a provider of Web-enabled, industrial visualization software for Microsoft Windows operating systems, has named Tim Donaldson as industry business development manager for manufacturing industries.
KSR International Co., carrying on business as Dresden Industrial-Ridgetown, a maker of vehicle parts, was fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) is inviting manufacturing executives to join its new Green Manufacturer Network, a professional organization of individual members working together to drive the transition toward environmentally friendly manufacturing.
Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corporation, a Toronto-based company that designs and builds tunnel boring machines (TBMs) used to dig underground circular tunnels, was fined $130,000 on December 22, 2011, for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
Harting has opened its first-ever Canadian sales office in Montreal with the intention of building a much closer relationship with the marketplace from coast to coast.
The hugely successful inaugural year of the first-ever Canada's Safest Employers Award has led its organizers - Manufacturing AUTOMATION's sister publication, Canadian Occupational Safety - to launch a bigger and better competition for 2012.
Three seasoned industry executives with a combined 100 years of experience have formed a new firm that designs, builds and retrofits material handling and storage systems.
Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, has appointed Tom Jensen as program manager, OEM business development, Lenze Americas.
Datalogic, which offers solutions for automatic data capture and industrial automation applications in the manufacturing, transportation, logistics and retail industries, has entered into an agreement with certain subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation to acquire Accu-Sort Systems Inc., a supplier of automatic identification products in the United States. The agreed purchase price is $135 million US.

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