Industry Update

The new facility, slated for Amrikart’s Technology Center in Montreal will serve as a nationwide Leica Absolute Tracker calibration laboratory for servicing new or pre-owned laser trackers.

April 14, 2021

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today announced the opening of a dedicated Hexagon certification centre in Montreal.

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The CME wants the federal government to include the tools industry needs to gain competitiveness

April 14, 2021

With the release of Canada’s federal budget set for April 19, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is stressing the importance of strengthening the manufacturing sector.

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TRUMPF'S acquisition of Lantec should pay dividends for fabricators everywhere

April 11, 2021

TRUMPF has acquired Spanish software house Lantek to improve it’s offerings for software in sheet metal processing.

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Inter Pipeline's Heartland Petrochemical Complex (HPC) is becoming a major economic contributor, and it's not even operational

April 11, 2021

Inter Pipeline Ltd. will receive $408 million from the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP) to support the company’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex (HPC).

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CME is urging the Ontario government to prioritize essential production workers and ensure speedy access to vaccines after frontline workers and seniors.

April 7, 2021

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is urging the Government of Ontario to vaccinate manufacturing workers so that the sector can continue to keep workplaces open and safe and compete against a largely vaccinated U.S. market.

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The same battery platform planned for the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV will be used for the Silverado

April 7, 2021

General Motors will build its first electric pickup truck at it’s new Factory Zero plant in Detroit.

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The vast majority of Canadians want government to launch a major stimulus program to get our economy moving again

April 4, 2021

Canadians overwhelmingly support major stimulus to kick-start the country's economic recovery but want future government spending to be prudent, targeted and focused on initiatives that will grow our economy, according to a recent KPMG in Canada survey.

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EXRO will manufacture its Coil Driver switch in a new Calgary facility

April 4, 2021

Exro Technologies Inc., a Calgary-based clean technology company, is building a new facility in Calgary which will be equipped for automotive-class manufacturing.

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Taiga's facility will house 200,000 sq. ft. of production capacity, with an eventual increase to 340,000 sq. ft. PHOTO: Taiga Motors

March 31, 2021

Electric off-road vehicle manufacturer Taiga Motors Inc. is building an assembly facility in the City of Shawinigan, Qué.

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Durable products manufacturing led the way in January

March 31, 2021

Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.7 per cent in January, following 0.1 per cent growth in December, according to Statistics Canada.

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The combined network map of CP and KCS creating the first U.S.-Mexico-Canada rail network (CNW Group/Canadian Pacific)

March 24, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have agreed to merge.

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Economic growth prospects are better than they were six months ago, according to KPMG's recent Global CEO Outlook pulse survey.

March 24, 2021

The CEOs of some of Canada’s biggest publicly traded companies are far more confident in economic growth prospects than they were six months ago, according to KPMG's recent Global CEO Outlook pulse survey.

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Lion Electric will be the first Canadian manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty vehicles to have state-of-the-art, automated battery-pack manufacturing facilities.

March 17, 2021

Quebec-based electric bus and truck manufacturer Lion Electric is receiving about $100 million to build a highly automated battery-pack assembly plant in Saint–Jérôme, in the Laurentians.

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A Cummins electrolyzer system installed at Air Liquide's hydrogen production facility in Bécancour, Quebec. The Cummins PEM Electrolyzer can produce over 3,000 tons of hydrogen annually using clean hydropower.

March 17, 2021

Canada has entered into a formal partnership with the government of Germany to collaborate on energy policy to spur private sector engagement, investment and trade.

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CWB has launched a new partal for welding skills assesment

March 10, 2021

The CWB Group has launched a Welder Competency and Credential Assessment (WCCA) portal.

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JSS 1 in its various stages of production at Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards. PHOTO: Seaspan ULC

March 10, 2021

Seaspan Shipyards has to date awarded more than $1 billion in contracts to 140 Canadian companies supporting design and construction of two Joint Support Ships (JSSs) for the Royal Canadian Navy.

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Linde has changed the name of Praxair Canada after its 2018 merger.

March 6, 2021

Linde has announced that its Canadian subsidiary, Praxair Canada Inc., has changed its name to Linde Canada Inc.

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TRUMPF is in talks to fully acquire its additive joint venture

March 6, 2021

TRUMPF is in advanced talks to fully acquire its TRUMPF SISMA S.R.L. additive manufacturing joint venture from partner SISMA S.p.A.

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PAL Aerospace and De Havilland Canada are currently working together to offer a comprehensive Dash 8 P-4 MPA solution for the Royal Malaysian Air Force. PHOTO: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

March 3, 2021

PAL Aerospace and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. are teaming up to pursue the development of a fully missionized Dash 8-400 aircraft.

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Manufacturers added to their workforces for the eighth month in a row, with the overall rate of job creation higher than January’s data

March 3, 2021

Strong expansion in new orders pushed the Canadian manufacturing sector to another solid improvement in February, according to the most recent report from IHS Markit.

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