Industry Update

November 27, 2011

Increased activity in manufacturing spurs real GDP of goods-producing businesses

by Shop MT staff

The latest economic data from Statistics Canada, while modest, points to an improving economy.

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November 12, 2011

TRUMPF holds biggest industry event in its history at German headquarters

By Mary Scianna

Given the economic upheaval the global manufacturing sector has witnessed in recent years and the continued uncertainty about a rebound, you would not expect to see much interest among manufacturers for investment in new technologies.

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November 2, 2011

William Allen, president of Hunter Automated, Schaumberg, IL, and a pioneer in the machine foundry industry, has died.

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November 2, 2011

Tests on Bombardier Aerospace’s much talked-about CSeries aircraft prove what the company has claimed all along: this new “green” aircraft is indeed a fuel efficient design that offers a 20 per cent fuel burn advantage and significantly reduced emissions.

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November 2, 2011

Despite recent concerns about an economic slowdown, car sales continue to climb according to Scotiabank’s Global Auto Report.

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October 29, 2011

If you think manufacturing is in a downturn, think again, says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corp., Florence, KY.

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October 22, 2011

In October 2011, I became aware of Terry Yamazaki's death. The chairman of Yamazaki Mazak Corp., his obituary (he died September 15, 2011, at the age of 82) was carried on Mazak's website and in the October issues of many North American metalworking magazines.

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October 16, 2011

In the competitive cutting tool industry, suppliers need to set themselves apart from the competition.

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October 9, 2011

For Mike Truic, CNC grinding operator at Northstar Aerospace, the grinding seminar hosted by United Grinding and its Canadian distributor Machine Tool Systems Inc., is a must-attend event.

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October 8, 2011

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

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