Industry Update

Manufacturing sales rise in Arpil

June 16, 2017

Manufacturing sales rolse 1.1 per cent to a record high of $54.4 billion in April. The icrease was due mainly to higher sales in the petroleum and coal product, and primary metal industries, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

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$1.5 M support for Quebec manufacturing

July 25, 2017

The Federal government, via the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) is investing close to $1.5 million in two Quebec manufacturing companies to help supoort 225 jobs and the creation of an additional 40 jobs.

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$1.7+ investment in Quebec manufacturing. Image: File Photo

March 1, 2017

The Federal government, via the Canada Economic Development for the Quebec Regions (CED), is investing more than $1.7 million in five Quebec manufacturing companies.

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Red River College Smart Factory rendering

August 2, 2017

Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg, MB, is getting a $10 million investment from the Federal government for aerospace and advanced manufacturing educational programs.

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Governments commit to manufacturing support during election campaigns

September 22, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says if the Conservatives are re-elected, the government will create a $100 million Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Fund to support projects in advanced manufacturing. Harper's election promise is the latest in a slew of promises from federal party leaders about how they plan to support manufacturing in Canada if their respective governments are elected.

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Alta Precision expansion

June 21, 2016

Alta Precision, a Montreal machine shop serving the aerospace manufacturing industry, has doubled its operation to meet growing demand. The modernized $11 million project has seen the CNC manufacturing business go from 40,000 sq ft to 80,000 sq ft. The company held an inauguration on June 21. Alta Precision will be featured in Shop Metalworking Technology's upcoming August issue.

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Autonomous cars image NVIDIA

June 2, 2017

The Federal government is investing $11.5 to help Canada's automotive industry develop technologies for cars of the future. Up to 80 skilled jobs will be created in BC, Ontario and Quebec.

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$18.2 million for automotive innovation funding

February 16, 2017

 

Two Canadian companies will receive funding totalling $18.2 million to develop innovations that have the potential to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and better performing.

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$2 M fed grant for Manitoba technical college

May 3, 2017

Red River College in Manitoba has received two federal grants totaling nearly $2 million for applied research in aerospace, manufacturing, and sustainable building technology.

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Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd

January 10, 2017

Newmak product portfolio

Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.

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Image: Farnborough International Airshow

July 12, 2016

A Swedish additive manufacturing company is investing $31 million in a new automated facility in Broisbriand, QC, that will create 106 new jobs over the next three years. Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB, made the announcement at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Vancouver Island University Welding training program

June 28, 2016

BC high schools with welding programs are getting a $300,000 boost after the Canadian Welding Association Foundation (CWA Foundation) announced it's expanding secondary school welding and education support programs across the province because of a donation from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in conjunction with Seaspan, an association of Canadian companies in the coastal marine transportation and shipbuilding sectors.

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Bombardier Global 7000 business jet

February 8, 2017

Bombardier will receive $372.5 million in repayble contributions from the Government of Canada to help support jobs, manufacturing and research and development activities in the country.

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$40 billion US industrial robotics market by 2020

January 31, 2015

The global industrial robotics market is expected to exceed USD 40 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.

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$40 M for advanced manufacturing in Ontario

March 23, 2016

The Ontario government has announced it plans to invest $40 million in advanced manufacturing inititatives in Ontario. The funding is part of a broader provincial $400 million Business Growth Initiative aimed at supporting Ontario's shift towards a high growth innovation economy.

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Siemens supports McMaster engineering students with $480 million software

April 13, 2015

Students enrolled in design and manufacturing programs at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, now have the ability to use the same technology that businesses around the world use thanks to a $458 million software grant from Siemens Canada.

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Raufoss Canada's Broisbriand plant

July 21, 2016

Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

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Rendering of titanium spinal implants laser-sintered with EOS direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS). The pores in the implants, created with software from WITHIN Technologies, reduce weight and promote osseointegration. (Courtesy of WITHIN Technologies)

March 14, 2015

The Federal Government has announced a $5 million investment to support additive manufacturing developments in Western Canada.

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The $5.96 million rolling mill at CanmetMaterials facility in Hamilton, ON

February 19, 2015

Natural Resources Canada's CanmetMaterials facility in Hamilton, ON, has unveiled a $5.96 million rolling mill that will be used to support manufacturing in Canada.

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File photo: Students at Western Technical Commercial High School where CWB Group's Acorn welding program was launched earlier this year.

September 17, 2015

The CWA Foundation and the Marinucci Family Foundation plan to donate $500,000 to high school welding programs in Canada. Each secondary school will receive $5,000 annually over ten years. CWA made the annoucnement at the CanWeld Conference in St. John's, NL. At the same time, the CWA Foundation plans to establish a welding program at a secondary school in Newfoundland.

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