Industry Update

General Motors recently renovated Grand Rapids Operations in Wyoming, Mich.  has approximately 885 employees on three shifts producing a variety of precision-machined automotive engine components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. PHOTO: General Motors Corp.

August 4, 2020

Improving customer demand is bolstering Canada’s manufacturing sector, according to the latest report from IHS Markit.

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The Ambassador Bridge is an important border crossing between Windsor, Ont. and Detroit. Photo: Grangernite, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

August 4, 2020

A group of manufacturing industry associations has created a guide for business travellers crossing the U.S.-Canada border for work in the manufacturing supply chain that's critical to regional economies in both countries.

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Mitrpak aluminum gearboxes produced by Lampin Corp. in Uxbridge, Mass.

July 29, 2020

Exports of standard commodity aluminium from Canada into the United States have decreased on a monthly basis, according to the Aluminium Association of Canada.

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BMO says small businesses have been more adversely affected by the economic impact of lockdown

July 29, 2020

The Canadian and global economies have begun the initial stages of recovery, according to a newly-released report from BMO. 

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CN hopper railcar train. PHOTO: CN

July 22, 2020

Rail carrier CN plans to acquire 1,500 new generation, high-capacity, grain hopper cars with delivery starting in January of 2021.

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emission alberta

July 22, 2020

The Government of Alberta through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) has earmarked millions of dollars to fund a number of innovative projects that improve productivity and reduce emissions in the natural gas sector.

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Miltronics VM8434XP vertical machining centre

July 15, 2020

Mississauga, Ont.-based EMEC Machine Tools, Inc., has signed an exclusive deal to distribute, service and support Milltronics Machine Tools in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec. 

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The largest increases were in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts industries. PHOTO: Ford Motor Co.

July 15, 2020

Manufacturing sales increased 10.7 per cent to $40.2 billion in May following a record 27.9 per cent decline in April, according to Statistics Canada’s Monthly Manufacturing Survey.

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The 7,200 square-foot space will be split evenly between training and technology demonstration areas.

July 15, 2020

Mazak Corp. Canada will in September 2020 open a new technical centre in Edmonton, Alta. 

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Approximately 2.5 million Canadians were unemployed in June, a decrease of 167,000 (-6.4 per cent) from May.

July 13, 2020

The unemployment rate was 12.3 per cent in June, a drop of 1.4 percentage points from a record-high of 13.7 per cent in May, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent Labour Force Survey.

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doug ford covid announcement

July 13, 2020

The Ontario government has announced a new program it hopes will boost the order books for local businesses and combat the inconsistencies of a fractured global supply chain.

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mazak spindle rebuild facility

July 8, 2020

Mazak Corp. has completed the expansion of its Spindle Rebuild Department as part of a $15 million investment in its Florence, Ken.-based manufacturing campus.

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Doosan has become the exclusive machine provider for Titans of CNC

July 8, 2020

Doosan Machine Tools has announced a new strategic partnership to become the exclusive machine provider for YouTube machining sensation Titans of CNC. 

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The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM executives

July 6, 2020

Steel maker Nucor Corp. was named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for the second consecutive year.

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Manufacturers are expecting a boost to client demand and production schedules associated with a gradual easing of COVID-19 measures.

July 5, 2020

There was a glimmer of hope for the Canadian manufacturing sector in June, as June economic data pointed to signs of a turnaround in momentum, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index from IHS Markit. 

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Manufacturing may have turned a corner in June 2020, says J.P. Morgan

July 2, 2020

The downturn in the global manufacturing sector eased in June, according to a recent market report.

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waterloo brewing july2020

July 1, 2020

Waterloo Brewing Ltd., Ontario's largest Canadian-owned brewery, is investing $13.4 million to meet demand. The project will include expansion of its brewing and blending capacity as well as the installation of a new can line.

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mda burloak unsplash july2020

July 1, 2020

Aerospace darling MDA and Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., have signed a five-year agreement to partner on additive manufacturing for parts and components used in satellite antennas.

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mazak allaxes live

June 24, 2020

Mazak has launched a three-pronged holistic digital customer experience.

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Dormer Pramet acquires Miranda Tooling

June 24, 2020

Dormer Pramet has inked a deal to acquire Mumbai-based Miranda Tools, a manufacturer of high-speed steel (HSS) and solid carbide cutting tools.

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