Industry Update

The Finn Power Oy plant in Seinajoki, Finland

February 15, 2018

Prima Industrie S.p.A. is celebrating the ten-year acquisition of Finn-Power with plans to move Finn-Power OY into a new 20, 000 sq m in Findland.

Read more: Prima Power celebrates 10 year union, plans expansion

Lincoln Electric

February 13, 2018

Lincoln Electric has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

Read more: Lincoln Electric among world’s most ethical companies: Ethisphere Institute

Photo: Chad Hipolito, CP

February 13, 2018

Three Canadian solar panel manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the 30 per cent tariff it set on solar cell imports last month.

Read more: Canadian solar panel makers sue U.S. government

Steel to wheels 2

February 11, 2018

With the Winter Olympics underway in Korea, World Steel, a non-profit organisation representing global steel manufacturers, has published an article on how innovation in steel is a crucial success factor for elite-level ice hockey teams.

Read more: Steel innovation powers elite hockey teams

Photo: The SWR system from BC company Novarc Technologies uses robotics and human input to optimize pipe welding operations. The company developed the technology with R&D support from Lincoln Electric Co. of Canada.

February 10, 2018

Developed in the last 10 years, collaborative robots marry automation with human input to increase a company’s productivity while at the same time letting less skilled and less experienced welders successfully perform critical welds.

Read more: Collaborative welding comes of age

Tricoire Schneider

February 7, 2018

New research from Schneider Electric indicates that while most organizations feel ready for a decentralized, decarbonized and digitized future, many aren’t taking the necessary steps to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programs.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric

Read more: Companies poorly prepared for new energy economy, research finds

PMI manufacturing story

February 4, 2018

The latest IHS Markit Canada Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), released at the beginning of this month, indicates that 2018 is off to a strong start for Canadian manufacturing.

Read more: Manufacturing PMI signals growth for start of 2018

Linamar MacDon purchase

February 4, 2018

Linamar Corporation has announced the closing of its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity interests of MacDon and its Group of Companies on the terms previously announced on December 14th, 2017.

Read more: Linamar closes MacDon acquisition

ArcelorMittal to invest $70 million in its Contrecoeur, QC steel production facilities

January 24, 2018

Steel production manufacturer ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada plans to invest close to $70 million by 2020 in its Contrecoeur, QC, facilities.

Read more: ArcelorMittal to invest $70 M in Quebec steel production facilities

Chris Morse is the new president at WILA USA

January 22, 2018

Chris Morse has been named president of Wila USA. He succeeds Gunter Glocker, who lead the compay since its founding in 1999. 

Read more: Chris Morse new president at Wila USA

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