Industry Update

Canadian manufacturing sales, March 2018

May 16, 2018

Statistics Canada’s Monthly Survey of Manufacturing for March 2018 shows that overall, Canadian manufacturing sales rose 1.4 per cent to $57.1 B for the period.

Read more: Manufacturing sales up in March

Magellan invests in satellite R&D

May 13, 2018

Magellan Aerospace is investing $625,000 to establish an Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in satellite development at the University of Manitoba.

Read more: Magellan invests in satellite R&D at University of Manitoba


May 13, 2018

The federal and Quebec governments have joined Alcoa Inc., Rio Tinto Group and Apple to bring a newly developed carbon-free aluminum smelting process to market.

Read more: Ottawa and Quebec back carbon-free aluminum smelting

Burloak Technologies

May 9, 2018

Ottawa has announced a commitment of $14 M in repayable funding to Burloak Technologies, an advanced manufacturing company based in Burlington, ON.

Read more: Ottawa, Ontario back additive manufacturing centre in Burlington


May 6, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a $110 million investment to support Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada's $1.4 B investment in its plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, ON.

Read more: Ottawa backs Toyota’s Ontario plant investment

Mazak applications technician Tyler McKenzie at the VC 500A/5X vertical machining centre demo

May 6, 2018

On Friday, April 27 at its head office in Cambridge, ON, Mazak Canada hosted an “Evolution of Digital Machining” lunch and learn demonstration for customers and industry partners.

Read more: Mazak, Sandvik Coromant host digital machining demo

VIA Rail

April 25, 2018

VIA Rail has issued the request for qualifications (RFQ) phase of its search for a supplier to replace the rolling stock on its Quebec-Windsor corridor.

Read more: VIA Rail launches search for fleet replacement

Magellan lands five year agreement for Airbus A330 rib wing contract

April 19, 2018

Magellan Aerospace has secured a five-year agreement with Airbus to supply wing ribs for the A330 aircraft. 

Read more: Magellan Aerospace secures $48 M Airbus A330 wing rib contract

Bell Helicopter's FCX-001 concept

April 18, 2018

The federal government has announced an investment of $49.5 M to support the development of next-generation helicopter technologies and to generate some 300 associated jobs.

Read more: Ottawa commits close to $50 M for aerospace manufacturing

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