LG Magna e Powertrain groundbreaking

April 21, 2022

LG Magna e-Powertrain, a joint venture between LG Electronics (LG) and Magna International Inc. (Magna), celebrated the groundbreaking of its new plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico this week.

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courtesy Eclipse Automation

July 25, 2022

Accenture is acquiring Cambridge’s Eclipse Automation, a provider of manufacturing automation and robotics systems.

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Manufacturing Sales by Province April 2022

June 15, 2022

Manufacturing sales were up in seven of 10 provinces in April with Alberta posting the strongest gains, according to Statistics Canada data.

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courtesy Valbruna ASW

April 14, 2022

Manufacturing sales increased in all provinces in February, led by Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, according to Statistics Canada’s monthly Survey of Manufacturing.

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Project Arrow

January 31, 2022

Project Arrow, the all-Canadian electric SUV dream of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA), has reached the building phase.

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Merchandise exports and imports, courtesy Statistics Canada and CME

June 8, 2022

After two months of strong increases, Canadian merchandise trade activity slowed in April, Statistics Canada reports.

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Photo by Lenny Kuhne on Unsplash

February 10, 2022

For the just-in-time based auto manufacturing supply chains, the disruption caused by the growing number of border blockades by vaccine mandate protesters is causing severe scheduling issues.

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Photo by pexels danial abdullah

January 17, 2022

Despite the gains in manufacturing sales observed for November, supply chain issues continued to impact production in many industries key to job shops, including transportation. Moreover, floods in British Columbia further exacerbated the situation.

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courtesy of Brandt

January 27, 2022

Following a year of record growth which saw almost 2000 people added to its workforce, Regina, Sask.-based the Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to create a further 1500 new positions in 2022.

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August 3, 2022

In the global race to reimagine the automobile for a carbon neutral future, electric vehicle car batteries will literally drive the transition.

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courtesy CP Rail

August 9, 2022

The Canadian economy recorded no growth in May but that’s a better result than the initial estimate of a 0.2% drop. A preliminary estimate indicates that real GDP edged up 0.1% in June, according to Statistics Canada.

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2022 Honda Civic Sedan coming off the line, courtesy Honda

June 22, 2022

For the many metalworking and mould making shops serving Canada’s automotive sector, new light vehicle sales for May are disappointing, down 8.5% for Canada as a whole, according to DesRosiers Automotive Reports (DAC).

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Global container freight index CME

July 14, 2022

Soaring raw materials costs, combined with other challenges, are leaving manufacturers with no choice but to pass on some of the additional costs to consumers, says the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and this is one of the factors driving high consumer price inflation.

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courtesy CP Rail

March 14, 2022

The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, a group representing Canada’s manufacturing trade associations, is urging Canadian Pacific Railway and its union to avoid a labour disruption that further fractures the country’s beleaguered supply chain.

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Courtesy of IHS Markit

February 2, 2022

Operating conditions in Canada’s manufacturing sector showed sharp improvement in January and continued their growth pattern, according to data released by the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.

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Canada Manufacturing Index July 2022

August 2, 2022

Canadian manufacturers signalled another slowdown in July, with overall business conditions improving at the weakest rate for just over two years, according to the S&P Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.

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Manufacturing sales April 2022, Statistics Canada & CME

June 14, 2022

Canadian manufacturing sales increased for the seventh consecutive month in April, up 1.7 per cent to a record high $72.3 billion, according to data from Statistics Canada.

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Manufacturing Sales March 2022, Statistics Canada

May 17, 2022

Manufacturing sales rose 2.5% to $70.2 billion in March, on the strength of higher pricing, particularly in the energy and metals industries.

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January 2022 Manufacturing Sales Statistics Canada

March 15, 2022

Manufacturing sales rose for the fourth consecutive month, up 0.6% to $64.8 billion in January on higher sales in 14 of 21 industries, according to Statistics Canada data.

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courtesy GM Oshawa plant

March 25, 2022

Total manufacturing sales in Canada rose 3.7% in February, according to advance results from Statistics Canada.

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