Operations

Dec. 30, 2017 - The manufacturing floor is a complex place. Every day simple materials are being transformed into finished goods and shipped all over the world. Waste, in all forms, is one of the biggest adversaries a manufacturing floor faces in their battle to maximum profitability, but what is waste?
Nov. 29, 2017 - The mass production of footwear and apparel used to make sense for the fashion industry — the idea being the more product you could make, the more product you could sell. But the industry has evolved.
Nov. 6, 2017 - Manufacturing automation and lean manufacturing both have the same goals — to satisfy your customers at the lowest cost possible. To meet these goals, both approaches are aligned toward completely removing any non-value or low-value activities, cutting down on wastage and still maintaining a good standard of quality.
Apr. 19, 2017 - At GE Healthcare’s 280,000-square-foot repair operations centre in Milwaukee, Wis., a fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles are used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly.
Mar. 26, 2017 - The Cloud-based lean manufacturing solution provider Leading2Lean helped West Liberty Foods save $2 million in maintenance costs over the past two years with its implementation of Leading2Lean at three of its plants.
Jun. 3, 2016 - In the beer business, it’s tough to be the little guy. Fighting for market share against huge companies with much larger budgets and much deeper pockets is an uphill battle.
Feb. 19, 2018 - Nestlé, in partnership with EDP Renewables, has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately 80 per cent of the electricity load for five facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The agreement is a step forward for Nestlé’s goal to procure 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls, is accepting entries for its ninth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition. 
Dec. 12, 2017 - Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity.
Dec. 8, 2017 - General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 MW co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat its St. Catharines, Ont., Propulsion Plant, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 per cent and lowering energy electrical costs.
Dec. 5, 2017 - Alberta is setting aside close to $1.4 billion from climate levies to help industry reduce carbon emissions.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Glass and glazing products producer NSG Group is a multinational supplier of architectural, automotive and technical glass for buildings, OEM and aftermarket replacement and displays, optoelectronics and glass fibre products. With principal operations in 28 countries and 27,000 employees worldwide, the company sells its products into more than 130 companies around the globe.
Jan. 29, 2018 - Companies ramp up automation for a wide variety of reasons, but the how and the why are different in each situation.
Jan. 25, 2018 - Craft beer is a booming business in North America, and even seasoned breweries are looking for creative ways to keep up with thirsty consumers.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Kehl, Germany-based Carecos Kosmetik GmbH used to face the following problem: if a product had to be changed, it would need new grippers — which grip the lids and screw onto cans — made for the packaging machines. 
Nov. 21, 2017 - The Glad manufacturing facility in Orangeville, Ont., turned 50 years old this year, and it has never looked better.
Oct. 16, 2017 - As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, but in this case, it looks like good things also come to those who are the very first in line.
Oct. 16, 2017 - As the second largest secondary treatment facility in Canada, Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (MV AIWWTP) in Delta, B.C., presently serves about 1.3 million people in 14 member municipalities in the Fraser Sewerage Area (FSA).
Feb. 24, 2018 - The Ontario government says a now-bankrupt mining company has been fined $1.3 million in connection with the deaths of two workers in 2014.
Feb. 11, 2018 - An accident has claimed a life at the construction site of the new Irving Oil headquarters in Saint John, N.B.
Feb. 11, 2018 - Dozens of firefighters battled a large industrial blaze in southwestern Ontario Feb. 6, drilling through the ice of a nearby canal at one point to get enough water to fight the flames, local authorities said.
Feb. 10, 2018 - A worker has been killed in an energy sector accident at a Cenovus Energy Inc. site in northern Alberta.
Jan. 23, 2018 - A Brampton, Ont., manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products has been fined $65,000 as a result of a workplace accident that resulted in a worker sustaining critical injuries after being pulled into the rollers of a laminator machine.
Jan. 16, 2018 - The Ontario government has increased the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that do not meet workplace health and safety standards.

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