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.

Read more: $1.7 M+ for manufacturing innovation in Quebec

Skills Ontario Competition: Image Trillium Lakelands District School Board

February 23, 2017

Skills Ontario will receive a $100,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps.

Read more: Magna International supports skilled trades

$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.

Read more: $18.2 M in fed funding for automotive innovation

GE Aviation's Bromont, QC plant

February 16, 2017

GE Canada has announced it plans to invest $238 million in its Quebec subsidiary, GE Aviation, to modernize its plant in Bromont, QC.

Read more: GE Canada investing $238 M in automation at Quebec plant

Jeff Nesbitt is the new Canadian sales manager for Vero Software

February 16, 2017

Vero Software has hired a new sales manager, Jeff Nesbitt, to support sales of the Vero solutions throughout Canada.

Read more: Jeff Nesbitt new Canadian sales manager for Vero

Dishon Ltd. to receive up to $3 million in funding to expand aerospace manufacturing operations

February 14, 2017

The Canadian government continues its ongoing funding contributions to aerospace manufacturers, with the recent being a $3 million repayable contribution to an Ontario precision machining supplier to the aerospace industry.

Read more: More government money for aerospace manufacturing: $3 M for Ontario firm

More than $19 B paid to acquire 50 robotics companies in 2016: The Robot Report

February 14, 2017

Robotics and automation isn't just growing among the manufacturing indusry. The market is wide reaching and in 2016, the year was a banner one for acquisitions of companies involved in robotics and automation, according to The Robot Report.

Read more: The big business of robotics: $19 B in acquisitions in 2016

PAL V flying cars

February 14, 2017

Flying car manufacturer PAL-V has officially started the sales of its commercial models, making the company the first in the world to sell flying cars.

Read more: Forget electric cars, try a flying one

Canada US affirm longstanding relationship, cooperation on economic growth

February 13, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump emerged from their first official meeting affirming their longstanding relationship and their agreement to continue to cooperate to ensure ongoing economic growth of the North American continent.

Read more: The Trump/Trudeau meeting: Canada, US to work together on economic growth

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