Industry Update

SteelDay is September 16

August 17, 2016

On September 16, steel product manufacturers will be able to celebrate what they do by opening their doors to the public. SteelDay is an interactive and networking event created by The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

Read more: Celebrate SteelDay in Canada

Megatel's new facility in Windsor, ON

August 17, 2016

Megatel has opened a new facility in the Windsor area and it's holding a two-day open house to commemorate the opening.

Read more: Megatel celebrates new Windsor facility

Dan Tadic, executive director of the Canadian Welding Association

August 10, 2016

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) wants to engage Canada's 200,000-plus welders and has created a new welder membership to do just that. The association kicked off the new membership with a special event at the Collective Arts Brewery in Hamilton, ON.

Read more: Welder membership aims to engage more welders

TRUMPF Chicago facility

July 21, 2016

TRUMPF, which announced plans to open a new Chicago facility in November 2015, has announced the new facility will be a demo factory for Industry 4.0. The facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.

Read more: TRUMPF to build Industry 4.0-enabled facility

BIG Kaiser's Breakfast and Learn May 2016 presentations

July 21, 2016

BIG Kaiser's most recent Breakfast and Learn sessions attracted more than 250 manufacturers. Held at the company's Chicago area facility in Hoffman Estates, IL, the sessions, which ran May 17, 18 and 19, were an opportunity to learn and network.

Read more: Learning at breakfast

Raufoss Canada's Broisbriand plant

July 21, 2016

Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

Read more: $49 M for Quebec car parts maker

A view of part of Sonaca Montreal's facility

July 14, 2016

Mecaer America

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

Read more: $62+ M for two Quebec aerospace firms

Image: Farnborough International Airshow

July 12, 2016

A Swedish additive manufacturing company is investing $31 million in a new automated facility in Broisbriand, QC, that will create 106 new jobs over the next three years. Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB, made the announcement at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Read more: $30 M+ for Quebec aerospace additive manufacturing

Massimo Maestri president of Bossi left with Jack Pennuto Jr senior vice president of Formtek

June 29, 2016

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, OH, has become the exclusive North American distributor for Bossi, an Italian manufacturer of inline and secondary surface processing equipment for roll forming and tube mill systems, based in Milan.

Read more: Formtek to distribute Italian line in North America

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