Industry Update

CN Rail

February 9, 2017

CN plans to spend $2.5 billion in 2017 to improve its core infrastructure, which includes replacement of 2.2 million rail ties, installation of more than 966 km (600 miles) of new rail, and work in bridges, branch line upgrades and other general track maintenance.

Read more: CN to invest $2.5 B in 966 km of new rails, maintenance

Bombardier Global 7000 business jet

February 8, 2017

Bombardier will receive $372.5 million in repayble contributions from the Government of Canada to help support jobs, manufacturing and research and development activities in the country.

Read more: $372.5 M for Bombardier to boost manufacturing, R&D

Hypertherm Powermax45 XP plasma cutter

February 7, 2017

Hypertherm is holding its "Spark Something Great" education grant program again in 2017. The contest is open to Canadian and US schools and 10 North American winners will receive Hypertherm's new Powermax45 XP plasma cutting and gouging system and the company's Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice curriculum kit.

Read more: Hypertherm re-launches contest for North American schools

Economic growth for Canada

February 1, 2017

Canada's manufacturing industry grew at its fastest pace in more than two years, another sign that Canada's economy is off to a strong start in 2017.

Read more: Canadian manufacturing leads strong growth

From left: SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, Peter Liu, OMAX; SBA Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation Mark Walsh

January 23, 2017


OMAX's MicroMax JetMachining abrasive waterjet machine

OMAX has received an innovation award for its micro abrasive waterjet technology used for its MicroMax JetMachining waterjet centre.

Read more: OMAX wins award for micro abrasive waterjet technology

Hannover Messe Industrial Automation Show 2016 file photo

January 18, 2017

CMTS 2015 file photo

Hannover Messe is expanding its presence and its brand in Canada and will co-locate with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2017, September 25-28, at The International Centre in Misssissauga, near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Read more: German trade show firm expands to Canada at CMTS

Technology trends in the machine vision industry that will impact manufacturing: BitFlow

January 18, 2017

Five key machine vision technology trends are poised to impact the manufacturing industry significantly in 2017, and even disrupt processes, according to BitFlow, a machine vision technology provider.

Read more: 5 machine vision technology trends for 2017

ABB to make a $90 million innovation investment in Canada

January 18, 2017

Canadians will develop next-generation solutions for electric vehicles as a result of a $90 million investment by Swiss engineering firm ABB, which is establishing a new headquarters and research and development centre in Montréal.

Read more: ABB invests $90 M in R&D site in Montreal

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