Industry Update

Recession fears

July 18, 2018

In an opinion piece featured in the Globe and Mail, Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz warns that US President Donald Trump’s newly levied tariffs on Canadian goods coming into the country could have a catastrophic economic impact.

Read more: Trump tariffs tipping us toward a recession: Linamar CEO

Online manufacturing resource platform

July 17, 2018

A new online manufacturing resource platform called “A Faster Horse” has launched.

Read more: Brand neutral manufacturing resource platform

Mind Over Metal

July 12, 2018

Stelco has announced that it is the National Steel Sponsor for over 80 CWB Welding Foundation Mind Over Metal (MOM) camps that will run throughout Canada in 2018/19.

Read more: Stelco National Steel Sponsor for Mind Over Metal camps

Car sales

July 12, 2018

Auto sales growth in 2018 has been led by strong gains in developing economies, but US protectionism may stall further gains, writes Scotiabank economist Juan Manuel Herrera in the July 2018 Global Auto Report.

Read more: Auto sales strong, US protectionism a threat: report

Mind over Metal

July 9, 2018

A high school in St. John, New Brunswick is home to a groundbreaking welding camp for young newcomers to Canada.

Read more: “Mind over Metal” introduces welding to young new Canadians

David Golls

July 4, 2018

Bystronic Canada has appointed David Golls as direct sales engineer for Alberta and British Columbia.

Read more: Bystronic Canada appoints new direct sales engineer

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal

July 3, 2018

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal, a welding instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), has been named the 2018 Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Membership Award recipient by the American Welding Society.

Read more: KPU welding instructor awarded for teaching excellence

Record high growth for manufacturing

July 3, 2018

The manufacturing sector hit record-high levels in June, according to the latest data from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), registering 57.1, up from 56.2 in May and the highest reading in  more than seven and a half years of data collection.

Read more: Manufacturing hits record-high growth: Survey

Depends on how you look at it?

July 2, 2018

Despite good economic news, uncertainty around NAFTA and other issues has Canadian businesses worried about the future, says a Globe and Mail report filed on Canada Day.

Read more: NAFTA worries spoiling the upbeat mood?

Reported difficulty meeting demand

June 29, 2018

The Bank of Canada’s Q2 2018 BOS survey has struck a positive note.

Read more: Sentiment positive in Q2/18 Business Outlook Survey

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