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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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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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