Industry Update

TC Energy invests billions of dollars in integrity and preventive maintenance programs to ensure safe and reliable operations of our pipeline systems.

June 12, 2021

TC Energy Corp. has confirmed that it has terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline after a comprehensive review of its options, and in consultation with its partner, the Government of Alberta.

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The CWB Group and the IBB say they will use the funding to support the career progression of apprentices and address the shortage of pressure welders.

June 12, 2021

The CWB Welding Foundation, CWB Group and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) have received a $6.6-million grant from the federal government to improve welding training.

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One of Henninger's spindle speed increasers offered by Platinum Tooling

June 9, 2021

Platinum Tooling is now importing and distributing Henninger Speed Increasers for the North American market.

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An inside look at Solukon's Smart Powder Recuperation (SPR) technology

June 9, 2021

Toronto-based additive manufacturing (AM) solutions distributor Machine Tool Systems Inc. has added German powder removal machine maker Solukon Maschinenbau to its roster of machines available to the Canadian market.

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CFIB says supply chain risks will haunt Canada's small business recovery

June 9, 2021

Supply chain delays and interruptions are increasingly impacting small business operations and will result in higher prices, according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

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IHS Marlit's PMI trends for May 2021

June 6, 2021

Growth in output and new orders made May another positive month for the Canadian manufacturing sector, according to the latest data from the IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

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David Wooldridge has been named managing Director of Bystronic Canada.

June 2, 2021

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has appointed David Wooldridge as managing director.

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Canada should experience post-covid growth in the second half of 2021, says the OECD.

June 1, 2021

The Canadian economy will rebound strongly and grow by 6.1 per cent in 2021 and 3.8 per cent in 2022, according to the latest report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Reshoring Canada is working with students from the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business and Professor Malek Mousa’s Advanced Supply Chain course, assisting with the company participation in the survey and data analysis.

May 29, 2021

Reshoring Canada has launched its first country-wide survey to identify supply chain challenges faced by industry partners in several sectors of the Canadian economy.

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An artist's rendering of the GM-Lockheed lunar rover

May 29, 2021

Lockheed Martin and General Motors Co. have been contracted by NASA to build the next generation of lunar vehicles to transport astronauts on the surface of the Moon.

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Fanuc's line of scara robots

May 26, 2021

Fanuc has partnered with Vention, a Montreal-based cloud manufacturing automation platform (MAP) company, to sell collaborative robotics. Centered around the FANUC CRX cobot, this alliance will allow users to design and order complete, end-to-end robot cells directly from the Vention cloud platform.

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Algoma Steel's Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., smelter

May 26, 2021

Algoma Steel Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., has agreed to go public in a merger with Legato Merger Corp. in an all-stock deal estimated to be worth $1.3 billion.

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Ford has unveiled what may be the most highly anticipated vehicle in the history of the automotive sector.

May 20, 2021

In a glitzy online extravaganza dubbed by Bill Ford as a “generational celebration,” the company that brought us the pickup truck has introduced the Holy Grail of today’s automotive industry—an electric F-150 pickup truck.

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Resilience Biotechnologies current Mississauga, Ont. facility

May 18, 2021

The Government of Canada is giving $199.16 million to help Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. expand its vaccine production capacity.

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Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund, known in the industry as "JLB," has been named the first president of CAMM and Automate Canada.

May 14, 2021

The Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM) and Automate Canada have named Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund as the two organizations’ first ever president.

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API’s Radian Laser Tracker and vProbe preparing for measurement.

May 12, 2021

API and Mitutoyo Corp. are partnering to distribute API’s portable dimensional metrology equipment through Mitutoyo’s global network.

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To prepare Oshawa Assembly for full-size truck production, the team is installing more than 1,200 new robots (similar to these shown at the Flint, Michigan Assembly plant). When installed, these robots will cover 30 acres of automation at Oshawa Assembly. PHOTO: GM Canada

May 12, 2021

GM says the start of production of full-size trucks at the refurbished Oshawa Assembly facility is months ahead of schedule.

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The Dassault Falcon8X business jet is the predecessor to the Falcon 10X

May 8, 2021

Héroux-Devtek Inc. has been awarded a contract by France’s Dassault Aviation to design, develop and manufacture the landing gear system for the new Falcon 10X business jet.

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The Ontario College of Trades is no more, as the province replaces it with a new program

May 8, 2021

The Ontario government is replacing the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) with a new crown agency the provincial government hopes will make Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system more efficient, accessible and easier to navigate.

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Grant winners from 2018 at Homedale High School show off their new Hypertherm plasma welder

May 5, 2021

A secondary school in Windsor, Ont. has been named a recipient of Hypertherm’s 2021 Spark Something Great educational grant.

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