Industry Update

$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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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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$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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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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Manufacturing investments in Guelph, ON. Image: File Photo

March 16, 2016

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontaro) announces $6.6 million funding for Guelph manufacturers

Guelph, ON, manufacturers Hammond Manufacturing Co. and Ontario Drive and Gear Ltd. will be receiving combined funding of $6.6 million following an annoucement by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The projects are expected to create or maintain up to 165 full time equivalent jobs.

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A view of part of Sonaca Montreal's facility

July 14, 2016

Mecaer America

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

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Memex Automation receives $800,000 in federal funding

March 19, 2015

Memex Automation, a Canadian supplier of manufacturing M2M productivity software, has received $800,000 funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The repayable loan will allow for accelerated development of the company's flagship product, MERLIN, and create 16 new jobs at the Burlington, ON, company.

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Grinding Symposium 2014 in Thun, Switzerland

June 17, 2014

For the third time, the United Grinding Group held the largest symposium in the international grinding machine industry from 21 to 23 May in Thun, Switzerland.

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Toyota's Prius 2012 Plug-in Hybrid

September 4, 2014

Toyoda Canada has sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada, a milestone for the company.

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