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June 19, 2012

What is the biggest challenge you face running a manufacturing business in Canada?

The biggest challenge is finding skilled help.

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June 19, 2012

Market diversification as a competitive tool for manufacturing growth

by Tim Wilson 

Canada is an energy giant.

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June 19, 2012

by Tim Wilson 

Solar power, once considered an impractical energy source in Canada’s northern climate, is beginning to hit its stride.

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May 20, 2012

CAM software enhancements offer machining benefits

by John Welch

“In the Ontario market we have seen a high surge of CNC multi-axis machinery being shipped out to various types of manufacturing outfits,”

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May 19, 2012

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Growth in the manufacturing industry in Canada occurs in two ways—through domestic companies and foreign direct investments.

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April 26, 2012

To learn about new manufacturing technologies and educate your shop floor workers, does your company prefer to use online resources such as webinars, or does it send people off site to trade shows, conferences and seminars?

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April 26, 2012

What is the true cost of financing machinery and equipment?

by Daniel Wittlin and Adrian Isaacs

When looking to get a bank loan to finance machinery many companies only consider the rate of interest quoted by their bank.

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April 26, 2012

The work is there, the skilled workers are not

by Tim Wilson

There is good news for Canada’s manufacturing sector.

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March 1, 2012

By Mary Scianna

Paul Ellery, owner of Ellery Manufacturing, a 34-year-old Surrey, BC, machine shop has had so much trouble finding good skilled machinists for his CNC shop that he’s hired head hunting companies in Toronto, the UK and the Philippines.

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March 1, 2012

Have you had trouble finding skilled trade workers for your manufacturing operation? If so, how have you addressed the issue?

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February 19, 2012

by John Mitchell

You’ve invested heavily in your new CNC machine.

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January 9, 2012

The world is tired of the endless negative news about manufacturing and despite the ongoing economic upheaval in Europe, the global economy is saying "enough is enough and it’s time to move on.”

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November 23, 2011

By Mary Scianna

There’s a saying that it takes a village to raise a child.

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November 1, 2011

Far too often, Canadian industry tends to take a wait and see approach instead of delving first into new technologies.

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October 22, 2011

Much has been written about how North American manufacturing has flowed to the Far East, followed closely behind by service sectors, such as IT and graphic design.

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October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 12 is a day that will stay with me for many years.

Why? It was the day Shop Metalworking Technology's web site was set to go live.

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October 9, 2011

Coolant can be an effective way to cool a cutting tool, help expel the chip and prevent built up edge.

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