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April 9, 2013

by Chris McDonald

Determining what defines high performance cutting tools

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April 8, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Automotive OEMs challenged by market demands for innovation at a low cost

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February 21, 2013

The government has announced it’s revamping its immigration rules to increase the speed of skilled trades immigrants into Canada.

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February 18, 2013

Do you welcome apprentices from apprenticeship training programs in your shop? Why or why not?

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November 27, 2012

Manufacturers recognize the value of setting themselves apart in a competitive marketplace.

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November 27, 2012

When you purchase machinery or tooling, what one factor matters most to you and why? 

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October 23, 2012

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose 

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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October 23, 2012

Finding opportunity in Canada’s aerospace industry

by Tim Wilson

As Canadian job shops read the sobering tea leaves on the ups and downs of the manufacturing sector, here are some stats that might make them tipsy: in the next twenty years the big aircraft manufacturers are expecting $4 trillion in global orders from 34,000 new aircraft.

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August 27, 2012

Growing medical device market may be good for the health of your manufacturing business

by Tim Wilson

To get a handle on Canada's medical industry, it is important to know that Canada has four classes of medical devices.

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August 27, 2012

Medical manufacturing

by Tim Wilson

The $7.1 billion medical device manufacturing industry is not as large as the automotive or aerospace manufacturing industries in Canada, but for those companies considering this market or expanding their presence in it, it holds much promise.

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August 26, 2012

When the bank says “no” to acquisition plans, it’s time to turn to non-traditional financing

by Mark Borkowski

In the business of investment banking we are exposed to many difficult situations that business owners may face.

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August 26, 2012

Opportunities for growth in resilient automotive industry 

by Tim Wilson

If there is a good news story in the midst of the present economic malaise–in which the US economy is stuck in neutral, and the European crisis trudges on–it is here in Canada where, despite a strong dollar, the automotive industry has shown remarkable resilience.

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August 26, 2012

YOUR BUSINESS | Automotive

by Tim Wilson

For Alec’s Automotive Machine Shop in Vancouver, BC, staying relevant means being able to change with the times.

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June 20, 2012

Initiative looks to reverse manufacturing industry’s declining trend

by Nigel Southway

It’s now clear to many Canadians that it’s time to rescue our declining manufacturing industries. 

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June 19, 2012

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Mining asteroids—rich in iron, nickel, rare platinum group metals and water—is a smart idea and one that may open the doors to a new manufacturing sector in the future.

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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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