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August 11, 2013

by Steve Rodgers

Canadian automotive suppliers gaining international respect

One of the recognized truisms of the Canadian automotive industry is that from a manufacturing perspective, we have long punched above our economic weight.

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August 11, 2013

by Jim Quick

Aerospace leads manufacturing in productivity, innovation

This fall, the aerospace industry in Canada will gather in Ottawa for the Canadian Aerospace Summit.

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June 16, 2013

by Mary Scianna

When the International Monetary Fund cut its 2013 Canadian growth forecast to 1.5 per cent in April from an October
2012 estimate of 2 per cent, Canada abruptly fell to last place among the Group of 20 countries outside Europe for economic growth.

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June 16, 2013

What one factor would help your manufacturing business become more competitive and why?

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June 16, 2013

by Tim Wilson

To increase productivity, enhanced visibility is a must 

Today’s industrial landscape requires a lot from fabricators and job shops: they’re expected to deliver quality products to differing specifications, keeping their customers happy while ensuring margins.

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May 22, 2013

by Tim Wilson

The dark art of job estimating brought to light

Ask someone how he estimates a job and you’ll likely get a wry smile, perhaps a wink.

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May 20, 2013

by Andrew Milivojevich 

Improvements in production equipment can fall under SR&ED claims

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May 19, 2013

The Federal government spends nearly $2.5 billion for skills training in Canada via training transfers to provincial governments and territories.

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April 9, 2013

Electric vehicles (EV) have improved considerably since they first hit the market. New and improved models were on display at the auto shows in Detroit in January and in Toronto in February.

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April 9, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Strategies to access money to improve your business

There is a lot of talk these days about innovation, but there is also some confusion as to how this might apply to financing in the manufacturing sector.

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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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