Industry Update

doug ford covid announcement

June 3, 2020

Ontario has been investing in local manufacturers in order to keep frontline workers and communities safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, and more of these innovative businesses are receiving financial support through the Ontario Together Fund to re-tool their processes and increase their capacity to make personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Emuge 100 Anniversary Tool

June 3, 2020

Emuge-Franken a leading manufacturer of rotary cutting tools, is celebrating its centennial.

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Healthcare workers at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio are among the recipients of face shields manufactured at Honda Engineering North America, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio. PHOTO: Honda

June 1, 2020

Honda worked with two manufacturers seeking to quickly expand their ability to produce face shields.

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Cavalier Tool

June 1, 2020

Manufacturers are a focused bunch, with their attention firmly placed on producing high quality products at the best possible margins.

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doug ford covid announcement

May 28, 2020

As the world licks its wounds and begins planning a return to work, the province of Ontario is looking at manufacturing to be its ace in the hole.

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March was the first month containing data on COVID-19 impacts

May 28, 2020

Statistics Canada has offered up the first glimpse of the COVID-19’s economic impact on Canada’s manufacturing sector as the data agency released figures for the March Manufacturing Survey.

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StarFish leads the Canadian Emergency Ventilators project, part of the Canadian Government’s plan to mobilize industry to fight COVID-19.

May 20, 2020

Celestica Inc. has won a program to build 7,500 ventilators for StarFish Medical Inc., a Canadian medical device company, at Celestica’s operation in Newmarket, Ont. 

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employmentsurveymay2020

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 has not dented Canadians' outlook about the future or their confidence in their ability to bounce back quickly after hard times, even as the pandemic's effects on employment started to pile up, according to the results of a recent survey.

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Fritz Althoff, sales professional for Ferro Technique in Mississauga, Ont., passed in April 2020

May 13, 2020

On April 16, 2020, the machine tool community and manufacturing sector as a whole lost an highly respected member with the passing of Fritz Althoff at the age of 86.

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Mitsubishi's SR-F fiber laser

May 13, 2020

Mill Finish Industries, a metal fabricator in Brampton, Ont., has pivoted its operations to produce sneeze guards, social distancing signs and medical-grade stainless-steel tanks.

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Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains

May 10, 2020

The Government of Canada has struck a committee to develop expertise from key industries inform government actions to promote innovation, economic inclusion and growth as the economy limps back to life after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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akhurst logo

May 10, 2020

Akhurst Machinery has been announced as the new Western Canadian dealer for MC Machinery Systems lasers, laser automation, press brakes and shears.

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Ford transmission plant

May 8, 2020

Economic data from the first few weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown are starting to trickle in and, as expected, the results are not good.

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Managing Through Crisis is a special section that lets manufacturing suppliers tell their story

May 6, 2020

During the current COVID-19 lockdown, many manufacturers and their suppliers have teamed up to find ways to keep operating during the unprecedented economic crisis.

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Bystronic has produced its first machine at its new Hoffman Estates facility in Illinois.

May 6, 2020

Fabricating machine manufacturer Bystronic has hit a major North American milestone as the first-ever laser cutting machine assembled at Bystronic’s new facility in Hoffman Estates, IL has rolled off the line. 

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Cavalier Tool

May 6, 2020

Manufacturers in southwestern Ontario think the COVID-19 crisis will have a lingering negative impact on their business for nine months or more, according to results from a recent survey of financials conducted by the Canadian Association of Moldmakers and Automate Canada.

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CN rail metalshipment

May 3, 2020

The latest numbers from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) indicate the Canadian manufacturing sector had little in reserve when the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to the global economy. 

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ngen logo

May 3, 2020

Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster has invested more than $21 million in projects that will lead to the production in Canada of critically needed technologies, equipment and medical devices to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

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airbus lauak mirabel

April 29, 2020

Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce collaborated to launch the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions—a survey of more than 12,600 businesses in Canada—and the results depend greatly on industry and geography.

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CAMM and Automate Canada have surveyed manufacturers throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

April 29, 2020

Manufacturing is feeling the financial pain of the COVID-19 lockdown, with cash flow among the leading concerns, according to the latest survey by the Canadian Association of MoldMakers and Automate Canada.

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