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Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has announced two acquisitions. The company purchased the welding operation assets of Techalloy Company, Inc. and its parent company, Central Wire Industries Ltd. Known commercially as Techalloy, the Baltimore, Md.-based manufacturer is a privately held producer of nickel alloy and stainless steel welding consumables.
General Motors is recalling more than 16,000 2012 Chevrolet Impala and Buick LaCrosse models in the U.S. and Canada to fix safety problems.
Richard Jackson has been named manager, Canadian Regional Satellites and the Mississauga Operations (formerly CopperLogic) for Eaton's Electrical Sector - Americas Region, effective November 1, 2011. Jackson will be based out of the Mississauga site.
Ontario is helping Centennial Global Technology (CGT) expand its solar manufacturing business and create 50 new jobs in Kingston, adding to the 10 new jobs created earlier this year.
Ontario's Liberal government has renegotiated a $7-billion green energy deal with Korean giant Samsung to save $327 million, but the opposition parties condemned it as a secret, untendered contract given to a foreign multinational.
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.

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