September 5, 2019 – A Canadian artisan dessert manufacturer is receiving nearly $3 million from the federal government to implement new automation and add 64 full-time jobs in an $8.5-million project.
August 23, 2019 – The federal government is investing more than $500,000 in a Normandin, Quebec welding and fabrication shop to install new CNC equipment and acquire specialized software.
August 22, 2019 – Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), the administrator of Ontario's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, has greenlit $1.89 million in funding for a $4.2-million project to develop an advanced manufacturing process for gene therapies.
August 1, 2019 – Rayonier Advanced Materials is selling its Matane, Quebec pulp mill and related assets to Sappi Limited, a global diversified wood fibre company, for a purchase price of approximately US$175 million.
July 29, 2019 – Pfizer, the U.S.'s largest drugmaker, is creating a hybrid new drug company by combining its off-patent branded drug business with the generic pharmaceutical company Mylan.
July 29, 2019 – Two Vancouver-area steel manufacturers are receiving $1.6 million in funding from the federal government to upgrade equipment and improve manufacturing practices.
July 26, 2019 – Gerdau Ameristeel, a steel manufacturer, is receiving a $20 million investment from the Canadian government toward an $81.2 million project to modernize its production lines and reduce its manufacturing costs.
July 19, 2019 – The federal government has announced a $14-million investment in Montreal steel tube manufacturer Nova Tube Inc. in a $33.6-million project that will create 27 jobs and maintain 81 others.
July 18, 2019 – Groupe Tremblay, a Quebec steel manufacturer, has received nearly $1 million in funding from the federal government to improve its productivity.
July 9, 2019 – Shares in Germany-based chemicals maker BASF have dropped after the company issued a profit warning, citing factors that included declining global auto production, weakness in the North American agricultural sector and trade conflicts.
July 3, 2019 – The federal government is investing nearly half a million dollars in an Edmonton-based machine and welding shop to purchase a large-scale 3D printer.
July 2, 2019 – The federal government is increasing the carbon tax on new natural-gas plants to discourage power companies from building them.
June 27, 2019 – The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $2.78 million in FjordAl Aluminium to assist in the start-up of an aluminum rod manufacturing plant in the Jonquière sector of Saguenay, Quebec.
May 17, 2019 – The TASI Group, a provider of test and measurement technology for manufacturers, has acquired Sierra Instruments, a global company specializing in the manufacture of flow measurement instrumentation.
International Metrology Congress
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