Industry Update

Robbie Duncan and Deborah Mates of the CWA Foundation

October 13, 2017

Robbie Duncan is the recipient of the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation's Exceptional Educator Award in the post secondary category. Duncan was on hand to receive his award during the CanWeld conference and expo in Montreal, in September.

Read more: Ontario college welding professor wins CWA award

Government set to give $950 to manufacturers and other Canadian businesses

October 10, 2017

Nine industry consortiums may receive $950 million from the Federal government under the Liberal Party's innovationn initiative known as its "superclusters" program according to report in The Globe and Mail.

Read more: Feds set to give $950 M for innovation to industries

Automotive sector benefiting as a whole from NAFTA

October 7, 2017

The Canadian automotive manufacturing industry is concerned about ongoing NAFTA negotiations in light of recent reports that the US is pushing for more stringent US auto content, according to media and industry reports.

Read more: NAFTA: US pushes for stringent auto content

Electrameccanica's SOLO all electric vehicle

October 2, 2017

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., an electric car designer and manufacturer based in Vancouver, BC, has signed a manufacturing agreement with Chinese firm Zongshen Industrial Group Ltd., a diversified investment holding group involved in industrial equipment manufacturing, real estate, automobile sales, financial and mining businesses.

Read more: BC electric car maker lands manufacturing deal

Haimer USA Desire Karp

September 29, 2017

Desiré Karp has joined Haimer USA as marketing coordinator. She will be the lead organizer of trade shows, trainings, and events and support marketing efforts in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. She has more than 17 years of experience in trade shows and event marketing, 12 of which were specific to the metalworking sector

Philip Smith Renishaw

September 29, 2017

Renishaw (Canada) Ltd. has undergone some management changes. Philip Smith is the new vice president of sales and marketing at Renishaw (Canada) Ltd.

Read more: Management changes at Renishaw (Canada)

Lincoln education web site

September 29, 2017

Design engineers, corporate trainers, students and educators now have access to a new Lincoln Electric education web site.

Read more: Lincoln launches new education web site

Magellan Aerospace to manufacture Airbus exhaust system

September 20, 2017

Airbus has selected Magellan Aerospace to produce exhaust systms for the aircraft builder's A320neo PW family of aircraft, and the parts will be designed, developed and manufactured at Magellan's Winnipeg, MB, facility and at the Middeltown, OH plant.

Read more: Airbus selects Magellan Winnipeg and US plants for parts

TRUMPF new smart factory in Chicago IL

September 15, 2017

TRUMPF celebrated the opening of its smart factory in Chicago, IL, on September 12, 2017. It's the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions. The $15 million, 500,000 sq ft facility is designed for digitally connected production processes.

Read more: TRUMPF opens smart factory in Chicago

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