Industry Update

Jack Burley will assume the role of president and COO at Big Kaiser on Jan. 1, 2021

November 18, 2020

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling has promoted Jack Burley to president/chief operating officer, taking effect Jan. 1, 2021.

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The next EuroBLECH will run from 25 – 28 October 2022.

November 18, 2020

EuroBLECH, the world’s largest sheet metal technology exhibition, has been canceled. The event was scheduled for March 2021 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany.

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The 32-hour course was developed with assistance from Ritch Ramey, coordinator at The Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC),

November 11, 2020

Universal Robots has been accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to issue continuing education units.

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The AMS 360 team (left to right) Mike Belanger, Jeff Stelling, Rob Kobielski

November 11, 2020

SolidCAD, a professional services company and Canada’s largest Autodesk Platinum Partner, has acquired AMS 360 Inc., another Autodesk reseller.

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CME thinks Canada has new opportunities to build, trade and work together as a powerful trading block.

November 9, 2020

Joe Biden’s U.S. presidential election win will have a significant impact on the Canada-U.S. trading relationship, and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) says that while the new administration will operate with more predictability, Canada will have to work hard to stabilize and improve economic ties with its top trading partner.

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The project will bring all electric resistance welded (ERW) pipe manufacturing and existing seamless operations at the Sault Ste. Marie plant.

November 9, 2020

Multinational manufacturer Tenaris, is planning to consolidate all of its pipe manufacturing operations into its Tenaris Algoma Tubes division in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

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November 2, 2020

Canadian manufacturers recorded further solid rises in output, new orders and purchases during October, signalling another marked improvement in overall business conditions.

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Nova Bus Shop Talk Nov 5

November 2, 2020

Quebec bus manufacturer Nova Bus, has won a bid to manufacture and supply 150 diesel powered buses to Halifax Transit over a three-year period.

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Solaxis's shop floor is loaded with 3D printers, including 6 Stratysys F900

October 30, 2020

Additive manufacturing firm Solaxis Ingéniosité Manufacturière Inc. has been granted $650,000 in federal money to invest in new, state-of-the-art computer equipment and machines.

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BDC says Ontario's automotive sector has bounced back

October 30, 2020

Canada’s economic recovery is well underway and is outpacing the recovery of most developed nations, according to Pierre Cléroux, vice president of research and chief economist at Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

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Han's P-series tube cutting laser

October 28, 2020

Boisbriand, Quebec-based distributer Spark & Co. has added Han’s Lasers to its product lineup, including Han’s 2D, 3D and tube lasers as well as additive manufacturing machines and press brakes.

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CGTech is headquartered in California with about 180 employees

October 28, 2020

Sandvik has agreed to acquire CGTech, a NC/CNC simulation, verification and optimization software developer.

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It was elbow-bumps all around as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney joined Ray Buxton at the grand opening of Mazak's Edmonton Technical Centre. PHOTO: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta

October 21, 2020

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Mazak Corp.'s Canada  new technical centre in Edmonton, Alta. 

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CWB says the cash will be used to build awareness of the welding trade, build welding skill development, and forge pathways to meaningful careers in welding.

October 21, 2020

The CWB Welding Foundation has received a $300,000 donation from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in conjunction with shipbuilding and repair comapny Seaspan.

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APMA expects between 20-30 Tier 1 and 2 automotive companies to collaborate on Project Arrow. PHOTO: APMA

October 14, 2020

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) has unveiled the winning design for the first all-Canadian full-build, zero-emission concept vehicle named Project Arrow.

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The Port of Trois-Rivières and Pont Laviolette

October 14, 2020

The federal government is investing $33.4 million to build a new multipurpose terminal west of the Port of Trois-Rivières' existing infrastructure.

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Ford's Mustang Mach-E will be available in several variations, including an extended-range battery version

October 12, 2020

The federal and Ontario provincial governments are contributing $295-million each to Ford Motor Co. of Canada's Oakville Assembly Complex investment.

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The commissioning of the new line is scheduled for 2022.

October 12, 2020

Locweld, a Candiac, Que.-based metal fabricator, has been awarded a major contract by Hydro-Québec for the new Micoua-Saguenay 735 kV transmission line.

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October 7, 2020

The Government of Canada has committed to provide an additional $600 million to support small and medium-sized businesses and their workers through its Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).

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The expansion will add more than 20,000 square-feet of additional operational facilities.

October 7, 2020

Mazak Optonics is moving ahead with expansion plans for their North American Headquarters in Elgin, Ill.

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