Industry Update

Production of the 787 vertical fin at the Boeing Frederickson Composite Manufacturing Center in Frederickson, Wash. PHOTO: The Boeing Co.

January 27, 2021

Burlington Ont.’s Burloak Technologies Inc. has become the world's first additive manufacturer to be approved to manufacture metal parts to Boeing’s specifications. 

Read more

The order directs federal government procurement to focus on American made goods by American workers and with American-made component parts.

January 27, 2021

U.S. President Biden’s Made in America Directive, a move that strengthened the already stringent Buy America bill, is aimed at China, Canada’s manufacturing sector may bear the brunt of this economic protectionism.

Read more

U.S. Marines de-ice a Marine KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft before takeoff from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 9. PHOTO: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jackson Ricker/Released 201209-M-BH827-1075.JPG

January 27, 2021

Cascade Aerospace, an Abbotsford, B.C. division of Aerospace & Defence, has received its first US Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130J aircraft as part of a contract to support the United States Navy (USN) global C-130 platform.

Read more

GM’s BrightDrop EV600 battery-electric delivery van will start coming off the line at the CAMI manufacturing facility in late 2021

January 20, 2021

General Motors has added to a landmark year for Canada’s automotive sector by committing to a CAN$1 billion investment to manufacture an electric delivery van at its struggling CAMI manufacturing facility in Windsor Ont.

Read more

Ferro technique has acquired Lomar Machine Repair Inc.

January 20, 2021

Mississauga, Ont.-based Ferro Technique Ltd., a portfolio company of Argyle Capital Partners, has acquired Lomar Machine Repair Inc.

Read more

According to the CME, manufacturing represents 12.3 per cent of Ontario's GDP and 79 per cent of the province's exports.

January 13, 2021

Despite severe new lockdown rules for Ontario announced January 12, the manufacturing industry will be allowed to continue operating, a decision applauded by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

Read more

James Kim has spent the past 37 years working at Doosan in a variety of roles.

January 13, 2021

Doosan Machine Tools has named James Kim the new CEO of its North American operations. Mr. Kim has spent the past 37 years working at Doosan in a variety of roles.

Read more

The Strippit division is now known as LVD North America, a move LVD says is better aligned with the broader LVD Group organization.

January 10, 2021

Belgian sheet metal processing technology manufacturer LVD Group has changed the name of its North American-focused LVD Strippit brand.

Read more

Following this transaction, both Drillco and Triumph will continue to operate under their own respective brands.

January 10, 2021

Montreal-based Walter Surface Technologies has acquired two cutting tool manufacturers, expanding its cutting tool product offering to metalworkers.

Read more

VeriCut CNC simulation and optimization is CGtech's claim to fame

January 6, 2021

Sandvik Coromant had a busy holiday season, completing a duo of high profile strategic acquisitions.

Read more

Mike Van Nie, senior manager, human resources, Valiant TMS

January 6, 2021

The CTMA has officially welcomed its newest member of the board of directors.

Read more

The latest numbers signal the strongest overall improvement in business conditions since the survey began in October 2010

January 4, 2021

Canadian manufacturers registered a record improvement in business conditions during December, according to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers Index (PMI).

Read more

The training improves essential soft skills that improve productivity in the workplace

January 4, 2021

The Ontario government is pumping $1.3 million into skills training to help the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) develop workers in London and Ottawa for new opportunities in the manufacturing sector.

Read more

Plastics have become a critical part of automotive interiors, and Ontario's industry is a leading contributor

December 16, 2020

New Delhi, India-based automotive parts maker Plastic Component Industries (PCI) will be opening its first-ever international facility in Ontario.

Read more

Willig will succeed Sandra Bouckley, who was appointed SME’s executive director and CEO in July 2018

December 16, 2020

SME has named Robert Willig its executive director and CEO. His employment with SME will commence on Jan. 1.

Read more

The auto sector has so far held off the capacity issues plaguing other industries

December 13, 2020

Throughout the third quarter, there were many signs of a gradual resumption of activities in the manufacturing sector.

Read more

Translas is growing into the Quebec market

December 13, 2020

Translas Canada Industries Ltd., a global welding gun manufacturer with its North American headquarters in Woodstock, Ont., is expanding its territory to the Québec market.

Read more

The facility will provide MC Machinery customers with access to direct sales, service, application and training support

December 9, 2020

MC Machinery has opened a new Southeast Technology Centre in Concord, N.C., featuring a showroom and offices for service and applications employees.

Read more

Schools are being outfitted with state-of-the-art welding booths with industry-grade ventilation and multi-process welding machines.

December 9, 2020

Welding education at four Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) schools is about to get a major boost from a high-powered industry partnership.

Read more

CME says only 30 per cent of manufacturers have seen their production return to the pre-pandemic levels of last February

December 7, 2020

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ (CME) newly released Management Issues Survey shows the impact of the global pandemic on manufacturers, including disruptions in supply chain and increased labour and skills shortages.

Read more

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn