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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Toronto chapter was at Fabtech Canada this month educating attendees about its "Take back manufacturing" (TBM) campaign, which is aimed at getting government, educators and industry leadership to work closer together to plan the recovery of the declining manufacturing sectors in Ontario.
Fabtech Canada, a fabricating, welding and metal forming event, took place in Toronto from March 20-22. The event featured hundreds of products and solutions, as well as sessions aimed at presenting relevant and important information on industry standards, challenges and trends. Manufacturing AUTOMATION editor Mary Del Ciancio was at the event, with camera in hand, snapping highlights from the show floor. Click on the "Image Gallery" tab and take a look.
Small and medium-sized manufacturing firms that add services to their product offerings can enjoy higher profit margins, more stable revenues and greater competitive advantage, according to a new report by The Conference Board of Canada and McGill University. The report, SME Manufacturers in Quebec: Adding Services to Boost Competitiveness and the Bottom Line, outlines the benefits that Quebec's high-value manufacturing firms can gain from providing services to their clients.
FABTECH Canada, a fabricating, welding and metal forming event, took place in Toronto from March 20-22. The event featured hundreds of products and solutions, as well as sessions aimed at presenting relevant and important information on industry standards, challenges and trends. Manufacturing AUTOMATION editor Mary Del Ciancio was at the event, tweeting highlights from the keynote sessions. Below is a summary of our live tweets from the show.
Southwest Glass Products Inc., a Toronto, Ont.-based glass manufacturer, was fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured by a conveyor.
Six projects that focus on auto innovation at Canadian universities have been approved for funding under the federal government's Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) initiative. The projects advance R&D in Canada's automotive industry by supporting new technologies that will provide lighter material alternatives for cars and significantly enhance battery efficiency for vehicles.
Surteco Canada Ltd., carrying on business as Doellken-Woodtape, an international manufacturer of plastic edging for use on furniture, was fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
More than 72,000 people work in the field of embedded systems in Canada, according to a new Sciencetech report released in partnership with the Canadian Alliance for Advanced Technology (CATAAlliance).
Partners in Project Green introduced a new and improved website at www.partnersinprojectgreen.com that promises to engage online audiences with better functionality, enhanced sustainability opportunities and an expanded resource collection.
The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and The American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) have announced the merger of the two associations that will integrate their products and services to better serve the members of both associations. The announcement was made at the MFG Meeting (Manufacturing for Growth) in Orlando, Fla., which is a gathering of hundreds of manufacturing leaders.
CSA Group has unveiled its new global logo and tagline to consolidate all of its divisions under a unified brand identity.
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium of Canada (EMC) and the Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC) have launched the Canadian Manufacturing Network, an initiative focused on engaging manufacturers through knowledge, innovation, workplace learning and best practices.
Siemens Canada has launched a new line of modular "click" technology designed to limit the amount of wiring and adjustments needed during panel assembly, and it's taking this technology on the road.
Wago Corporation's 2012 Innovation in Automation Tour (IIAT) across Canada and the U.S. commences in March with vans in Mississippi and southern California.
Eaton’s electrical sector (Canada) has opened a new regional quick-ship manufacturing satellite operation in Saskatoon, Sask. The new operation will begin production starting in April 2012, and will manufacture multiple product lines to support the needs of the Saskatchewan marketplace.

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