Industry Update


March 21, 2018

NAFTA talks looked set to move forward as the U.S. dropped a contentious American content rule for cars exported to the U.S. from Canada and Mexico, sources close to the talks say.

Read more: NAFTA talks could be back on track as U.S. drops auto-content rule

Bystronic acquires Italian tube and pipe laser cutting manufacturer TTM

March 20, 2018

TTM tube laser cutting machine

Bystronic is expanding its metal fabricating reach with the acquisition of Italian tube laser cutting and laser welding equipment manufacturer TTM.

Read more: Bystronic acquires Italian tube laser cutting firm TTM

Autonomous vehicles

March 20, 2018

Magna International stock rose almost five per cent in early trading last Thursday following a technology development deal between the Canadian auto parts giant and Lyft Inc., an American ride-hailing company.

Read more: Lyft signs Magna for autonomous vehicle conversion kits

Creepex to work for SpaceX

March 13, 2018

The co-founder of a small Quebec company says he's excited about being asked by Elon Musk's SpaceX to design and develop creeper seats to help workers inspect the California-based aerospace manufacturer's Falcon 9 rockets.

Read more: Quebec company to develop device for Elon Musk's SpaceX


March 11, 2018

CenterLine Limited of Windsor, ON has maintained its status as a Gold Standard Requalified winner and has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies award.

Read more: CenterLine named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Arnes Welding military trailer

March 11, 2018

Mack Defense has announced the completion of the 100th Load Handling System (LHS) Trailer, as part of the Canadian Army's MSVS – SMP Program.

Read more: 100th military trailer completed at Arne’s Welding

ING 18980 04422

March 7, 2018

Canada could still avoid being subject to US proposed heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Read more: Canada could get break on metals tariffs, White House says

Bombardier C series

March 4, 2018

Workers at Bombardier Aerospace have overwhelmingly approved a reciprocity agreement to govern labour relations under a future C Series partnership with Airbus.

Read more: Bombardier workers approve reciprocity with Airbus

US tariffs

March 4, 2018

US politicians, business leaders and commentators have all challenged White House plans to include Canada in its planned “national-security” steel and aluminum tariffs.

Read more: Exclude Canada from steel, aluminum tariffs, US insiders tell White House

Morneau and Trudeau Photo Sean Kilpatrick Canadian Press

February 28, 2018

As a political document, a federal budget is always guaranteed to draw a wide range of responses.

Read more: Budget 2018: some of the reactions

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