Industry Update

FABTECH 2019

March 25, 2020

It’s official, and not really a surprise. FABTECH Canada and MMTS have both cancelled their 2020 trade shows and conferences because of the global coronavirus lockdown.

Read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from self-quarantine at Rideau Cottage

March 25, 2020

The federal government has put out a call to all Canadian manufacturing companies to help shore up health care supplies desperately needed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more

Screen Shot 2020 03 24 at 6.16.47 AM

March 24, 2020

The province of Ontario has ordered all non-essential workplaces to close shop for the time being to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, but manufacturers are so far exempt from this order.

Read more

A screenshot of Prime Minister Trudeau's aid package announcement

March 18, 2020

Canada’s Federal government has enacted an unprecedented support package to support people and companies over the next few months.

Read more

Ford Motor Co.'s Dearborn Engine plant. PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.

March 18, 2020

In response to the ever deepening COVID-19 crisis, Ford Motor Co., General Motors and Fiat Chrysler have suspended operations at all North American plants commencing March 19, 2020.

Read more

Suzanne M. Benoît, president of Aéro Montréal. Photo: Aero Montreal

March 11, 2020

Quebec-based aerospace think tank Aéro Montréal is giving a passing grade to the Quebec provincial budget, thanks to an important tax credit.

Read more

MILLTRONICS VM5025IL

March 11, 2020

Milltronics USA, Inc., and EMEC Machine Tools, Inc., have signed a partnership agreement for distribution, service, and support of Milltronics Machine Tools. EMEC will distribute Milltronics products on an exclusive basis across the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Read more

Stelco logo

March 9, 2020

Stelco Holdings Inc. has appointed Paul Scherzer to chief financial officer, effective March 16, 2020.

Read more

Walter Surface Technologies acquires ArcOne

March 9, 2020

Walter Surface Technologies has acquired ArcOne, a provider of industrial safety products based in Taunton, Mass.

Read more

Soldier succeeds as lone woman in male dominated career

March 4, 2020

This op-ed was contributed by Jill Dunlop, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Read more

Walter Aerochem

March 4, 2020

Walter Surface Technologies has acquired Aerochem, a Quebec- based provider of industrial MRO solutions.

Read more

Engineers testing the Near Infared Spectrometer (NIRSpec) Engineering Test Unit (ETU). PHOTO: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Gunn © Canadian Space Agency

March 1, 2020

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded seven contracts totalling $4.36 million to five manufacturing and tech companies to develop moon exploration technology.

Read more

The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan, seen here on display at the 2020 Montréal International Auto Show.

March 1, 2020

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will cut the third shift at its Windsor Assembly Plant at the end of June 2020, impacting about 1,500 jobs.

Read more

OSG FourTools

February 26, 2020

OSG Canada has added two new tooling lines to its product offering.

Read more

airbus lauak mirabel

February 26, 2020

Lauak Canada, a subsidiary of Ayherre, France-based aerospace firm Lauak, has received $3 million in repayable loans from the Canadian government.

Read more

CN rail metalshipment

February 20, 2020

Rail shipping is a critical service in the global supply chains of Canadian businesses and, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the economy is suffering every day that the current rail blockages continue.

Read more

OnStar 1Billion Interactions 01

February 19, 2020

Connected vehicle technology company Fleet Complete and General Motors are partnering to bring IoT-enabled services to OnStar-equipped fleet vehicles in Canada.

Read more

Samuel Son & Co. acquires 100% of Burloak Technologies

February 12, 2020

Samuel Son & Co., Ltd., a Burlington, Ont.-based metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, has acquired all remaining shares of Burloak Technologies, an engineering and design contract manufacturer for additive manufacturing (AM), materials development, high precision CNC machining, post-processing and metrology.

Read more

OSG announces trio of acquisitions

February 12, 2020

Cutting tool maker OSG Corp. has announced the acquisition of three European companies in an effort to expand its product mix and share of the growing electric vehicle (EV) sector.

Read more

college boreal welding

February 9, 2020

Collège Boréal, a French language post secondary institution in Kapuskasing, Ont., has announced a new 20-week welding program for Indigenous women.

Read more

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn