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GM CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario

June 10, 2015

The Federal and Ontario governments have created a sub-committee under the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) to promote investments in automotive manufacturing in Ontario.

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ABB robot IRB6400

June 10, 2015

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and Siemens are getting a helping hand from the Federal government to support a project for training and certification for youth for careers in advanced manufacturing fields.

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Ontario manufacturer Minus Forty

June 5, 2015

A surge in employment in the manufacturing sector helped Canada's economy gain 58,000 jobs in May, the biggest gain in employment in seven months, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

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Lincoln Electric acquires PECo

June 3, 2015

LIncoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, has acquired intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo) of Tippo City, OH. The company's Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding and marking systems, will service and support the installed base of PECo laser welding and marketing systems.

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Energy shift

June 2, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Manufacturers look to diversify amidst weakening oil and gas market

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Welding aluminum is different, not necessarily difficult, says Rob Krause of Alco-Tec Wire, an ESAB brand.

June 2, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Lightweight alloys present new welding challenges

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Porosity in stick welding is often found when using low-hydrodgen electrodes.

June 2, 2015

Overcome porosity for high quality stick welds

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LISI invests $12 million plus in new plant

June 1, 2015

LISI Aeorspace, Montreal, QC, is investing more than $12 million in a new production line that will make titanium assembly components for the global aerospace industry.

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Dan Mazerolle new product support specialist with CenterLine (Windsor)

May 26, 2015

Dan Mazerolle has been appointed product support specialist at CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, ON.

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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz

May 20, 2015

The Canadian economy is on course for sustainable, balanced growth, following a setback caused by the drop in oil prices, but it continues to face challenges, according to Stephen S. Poloz, Bank of Canada governor, who spoke to the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce on May 19.

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Students at Western Technical Commercial High School review Acorn welding program literature

May 19, 2015

The Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) has launched a national welding program to standardize welding education in Canada and help to fill the skilled trades gap by developing a new generation of highly skilled welders.

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Skills Canada Alberta Precision Machining

May 19, 2015

People in Ontario like the idea of a public register to verify skilled tradepeople's qualifications, according to a poll conducted for the Ontario College of Trades.

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Hypertherm expands support for welding education

May 18, 2015

Hypertherm is expanding its support to welding schools and training programs in Canada and the US by making all ten hours of is AWS Sense approved curriculum available for free download by teachers. At the same time, the company is launching a new educational grant program to place Powermax systems in Canadian and US schools.

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Pratt and Whitney engine

May 18, 2015

Canadian manufacturing sales jumped an "stronger-than-expected" 2.9 per cent in March, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada and an RBC Economics report. Market expectations were for a 1.0 per cent increase.

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SigmaDek invest $15 million in new production plant in Quebec

May 18, 2015

An Alberta aluminum deck manufacturer is investing $15 million to build a new production plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint Jean, Quebec.

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Advanced Manufacturing Canada is a new trade show

May 13, 2015

The Canadian manufacturing industry will have a new trade show to attend this year: Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC), which takes place in Montreal November 18-19.

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DSCF2097

May 12, 2015

by Tim Wilson

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for Canada to educate more skilled tradespeople, and the role that individual businesses can play. The criticism is often that business doesn’t invest enough, but part of the problem is that they don’t know how to proceed. Assessment, after all, is crucial, yet metalworking shops have varying degrees of competency.

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May 11, 2015

The 2015 Ontario Technological Skills Competiton took place May 4-6 and the results are in.

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Lincoln offers aluminum seminars

May 11, 2015

For those interested in brushing up on their aluminum welding knowledge, The Lincoln Electric Co. is offering technical training through a selection of upcoming seminars.

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From left: Shaun Scott, Skills Ontario, Dan Ferko, Sirco/Haas Factory Outlet and Gail Smyth, Skills Ontario with the $50,000 cheque from Haas Automation

May 5, 2015

Haas Automation, a long time supporter of the Skills Competitions in Canada, donated $50,000 to the Ontario Technological Skills organization to support ongoing training for skilled trades. The donation came through the Gene Haas Foundation, which supports skills training in North America.

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