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Skills Ontario Competition

May 25, 2017

The Skills Ontario Competition was held May 2 and 3 in Toronto. Secondary and post secondary students competed to be the best of the best in skilled trades, including welding and CNC machining. Read more abou tthe winners here. Here's a look at the winners.

Read more: 2017 Skills Ontario Competition in pictures

University of Waterloo advanced manufacturing lab: Mark Barfoot managing director

May 24, 2017

The University of Waterloo is building one of the largest university-based facilities in the world to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and help companies adopt AM processes for innovative and customized products.

Read more: New university lab for advanced manufacturing

Hypertherm Spark Something Great education grant awards schools in Canada, the US and Mexico

May 24, 2017

On Ontario high school was one of several educational institutions in North America to be selected for Hypertherm's Spark Something Great educational grant.

Read more: Ontario high school gets Hypertherm education grant

Scotchman celebrates 50th anniversary with 50-ton ironworker giveaway to a school shop class

May 17, 2017

Scotchman Industries is celebrating its 50 year of manufacturing products in the US and it's marking the anniversary with a special giveway that will see a school shop class receive a 50 ton ironworker.

Read more: Scotchman celebrates 50th year with ironworker giveaway

Aerial view of West Quebec flooding . Image: CBC

May 16, 2017

Honda Canada Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Spring Flood Appeal for relief and recovery efforts in Quebec.

Read more: Honda Canada donates $100,000 for Quebec flood relief

Lear Corporatin Whitby, Ontario plant

May 15, 2017

Assembly of the GM Oshawa K2XX truck seats will continue to be produced at Lear Corp.'s Whitby, ON, plant after members of the automotive workers union, Unifor, ratified a new collective agreement.

Read more: Auto union secures GM truck program for Ontario plant

Reshoring working, says new US report

May 15, 2017

Reshoring initiatives seem to be working and for the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returing to the US than going offshore, according to The Reshoring Initiatives' 2016 Data Report. And while the study focuses on US activities, the impact of reshoring south of the border may mean good news for Canadian manufacturers who service US manufacturing.

Read more: Reshoring 2016 report: It's working

Nadine Crauwels new Sandvik Coromant president

May 15, 2017

Nadine Crauwels is the new president of Sandvik Coromant. She  has more than 22 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and most previously worked as VP and head of customized solutions and strategic relations for Sandvik Coromant.

Read more: New head for Sandvik Coromant

Hexagon acquires German firm that sells simulation software for driver assisted and autonomous driving technologies

May 15, 2017

Hexago has acquired VIRES, a German provided of simulation software solutions that support the development, testing and validation of driver assisted and fully autonomous driving technology.

Read more: Hexagon acquires German firm to expand simulation software offerings

Walter Surface Technologies launches contest to test  its new flap discs and enter a contest for a chance to win a 2018 Ford Mustang GT

May 15, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies has launched a "Test Drive Flexsteel, Take Home a Mustang GT" contest to promote its flap discs.

Read more: Walter Surface launches contest to test product, win a Mustang

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