Industry Update

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September 30, 2020

In the worst-kept secret of 2020, Ford Motor Co. of Canada, Ltd. has confirmed a $1.8-billion investment to be the first automotive manufacturer in Canada to build fully battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

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September 29, 2020

Canadian manufacturers now have access to a number of training options to help master the skills necessary to manage their companies through the recovery phase of the pandemic.

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Bystronic Canada's most recent hire is located in Montreal.

September 28, 2020

Bystronic Canada has announced the appointment of Ed Bonarek as Direct Sales Engineer for Western Quebec, headquarterd in Montreal.

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Ford produces it's Edge crossover SUV in Oakville, Ont., but reports suggest the vehicle will end production in a few years

September 23, 2020

Ford Motor Co. Ltd and Unifor reached a tentative deal that change the auto industry landscape in Ontario.

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September 23, 2020

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. has been awarded the National Manufacturing Leadership Award by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for outstanding achievement in the Engineering and Production Technology Leadership category.

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DMG MORI has revolutionized its production system for monoBLOCK machining centres

September 16, 2020

DMG MORI has revolutionized the production of its monoBLOCK five-axis machining centres with a new 4,000 square-metre (43055.64 square-foot) Excellence Factory at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten.

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September 16, 2020

Haimer USA has announced a new partnership with TITANS of CNC, an organization that uplifts students, educators and the manufacturing workforce in over 170 countries. 

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September 16, 2020

The Province of Ontario is giving $2.5 million to Guelph, Ont.-based automotive parts maker Linamar Corp. to support the retooling of its assembly line to make ventilator components.

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Aluminum is more than just cans, with the automotive sector leaning more heavily on the material as a lighter alternative to steel

September 16, 2020

The U.S. has balked on its 10 per cent tariff on Canadian P1020 aluminum, announcing that it would remove those tariffs one day before Canada’s retaliatory tariffs were to go into effect, and mere weeks after the tariffs were enacted.

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September 13, 2020

Lincoln Electric and PypeServer Inc. have announced a partnership under which all newly-sold MPM pipe profilers from Lincoln’s Vernon Tool division will come standard with PypeServer software.

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September 13, 2020

Employment rose by 246,000 in August, compared with 419,000 in July, according to the latest jobs data from Statistics Canada.

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Canadian CEOs said territorialism and climate risks top the list of business constraints

September 9, 2020

Canadian CEOs are more optimistic about the future than their global counterparts, finds KPMG's latest Global CEO Outlook.

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Woodbridge-area company DuROCK will receive $1-million to help establish a new manufacturing facility

September 9, 2020

FedDev Ontario, the federal department tasked with boosting manufacturing fims in the province, has invested $7.8 million to help three manufacturers increase productivity, capacity and create 116 skilled jobs.

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The $10-million O-AMP program provides auto parts companies with funding to invest in new technologies

September 7, 2020

Ontario has launched its next round of applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).

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September 7, 2020

Automakers GM and Honda have signed a non-binding deal working toward establishing a North American automotive alliance.

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Manufacturing production posted its fastest growth in two years, with firms linking improved output with recovering market conditions following the COVID-19 lockdown.

September 2, 2020

August was another positive month overall for Canadian manufacturing’s recovery, as new orders and output both increased solidly, according to IHS Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

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Mate Precision Tooling has changed its corporate name

September 2, 2020

Mate Precision Tooling is expanding it's product line to target a whole new industrial market segment, and it's getting a new company name to reflect that change. 

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Algoma says it will see an annual reduction of approximately 21,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

August 26, 2020

Algoma Steel has secured $4 million in federal funding to support the company’s climate change initiatives.

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August 26, 2020

CWBi Acorn has partnered with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to produce online lessons that cover topics in welding applications and technology to keep students’ education on track during a tumultuous school year.

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CWB Association has merged all membership levels to one type

August 19, 2020

The CWB Association is now offering memberships at no cost to anyone that wishes to join the association.

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