Industry Update

CenterLine's new plant addition rendering

August 24, 2017

CentreLine (Windsor) Ltd., is expanding its three existing operations in Windsor, ON, with a new 7,897 sq m (85,000 sq ft) greenfield plant.

Read more: CentreLine expands Windsor site with greenfield plant

Ferro holds machining event with Sandvik Coromant and other partners

August 22, 2017

Local manufacturers had the opportunity to learn about the latest machining innovations at a joint supplier event held at machine tool distributor Ferro Technique's Mississauga, ON, facility.

Read more: Getting an educational edge on machining

Michael Roche joins PFERD to handle pipeline sales in Canada, the US

August 21, 2017

Michael Roche has joined PFERD Inc., as account manager, pipeline market. He will be responsible for pipeline channel customers in Canada and the US.

Read more: PFERD new account manager for Canada, US

ESAB initiatives support welding education for students

August 21, 2017

ESAB Welding & Cutting has implemented three initiatives that will help support welding education in schools, including a welding contest open to schools in Canada and the US.

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Tim Caron

August 21, 2017

Tim Caron has joined EMEC Machine Tools as area sales manager for Windsor, ON, and the surrounding area.

Read more: Tim Caron joins EMEC Machine Tools

Okuma's summer showcase event in Charlotte, NC

August 21, 2017

Okuma held its 2017 Summer Showcase event July 19-20 at its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC. More than 200 customers from 100 companies attended the event. Okuma created a video to highlight the event.

Read more: Okuma's summer showcase event

Seaspan Vancouver image credit Gordon Henderson Heath Moffatt Jordan Junck

August 17, 2017

The Government of Canada has committed to supporting the country's shipbuilding industry with an eight-year, $800 million contract for Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Ltd. that will help support the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships and Joint Support Ships. The investment means shipbuilding companies such as Irving Shipbuilding and Seaspan's Vancover Shipyards will be building ships in Canada to support the commitment.

Read more: Canada commits to 8-year $800 M shipbuilding investment

MicroStep plasma cutting

August 8, 2017

MicroStep is expanding its North American presence with the launch of a new subsidiary, MicroStep USA. The Slovakian based manufacturer of CNC cutting machines such as plasma and oxyfuel machines, laser utting, waterjet and pipe and profile cutting machines, expanded in Canada in 2015 with the opening of its Canadian subsidiary, MicroStep Canada, headed by president Kal Shergill and based in Burlington, ON.

Read more: MicroStep expands North American footprint

Vehicle sales surge in Canada

August 3, 2017

Canada's automotive industry continues to post solid gains, with several major automotive companies posting sales gains and one automotive parts manufacturer posting a 6.6 per cent sales increase in its second quarter over the 2016 quarter.

Read more: Canadian auto industry posts big gains

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.

Read more: $10 M for aerospace, advanced manufacturing

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