Industry Update

OPG’s Manitou Generating Station Sluice Gates Project. PHOTO: Ontario Power Generation Inc.

August 19, 2020

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has listed five Canadian companies able to bid on future repair, replacement and refurbishment work for large control gates at its hydroelectric generating stations.

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A rendering of Horn USA's new headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.

August 19, 2020

Horn USA, Inc. is moving to a new headquarters during the third quarter of 2020.

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The manufacturing sector rose 7.4 per cent in May following a 22.4 per cent decline in April.

August 12, 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.5 per cent in May after falling off a cliff when emergency measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 resulted in widespread shutdowns.

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Fullerton Tool Company

August 12, 2020

Fullerton Tool Co., a solid carbide tool manufacturer, and Haimer USA have recently signed a licensing agreement for Haimer’s patented Safe-Lock anti-pullout system.

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SPI Lasers UK Ltd. has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group since 2008

August 9, 2020

TRUMPF Group has announced that its TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH division will combine the business operations of SPI Lasers UK Ltd. to bring advantages in industrial applications via both disk and fiber technology and enhance customer service offerings.

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emag buys sherer

August 5, 2020

Machine tool manufacturer EMAG Group has acquired specialty CNC maker Scherer Feinbau, based in Alzenau, Germany. 

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FABTECH istory image 6 Universal Robots SnapWeld demo Attendee crowd

August 5, 2020

After a long process of watching and waiting, North America’s largest fabricating, forming, welding and finishing event has been cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

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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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