Industry Update

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May 20, 2020

COVID-19 has not dented Canadians' outlook about the future or their confidence in their ability to bounce back quickly after hard times, even as the pandemic's effects on employment started to pile up, according to the results of a recent survey.

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Fritz Althoff, sales professional for Ferro Technique in Mississauga, Ont., passed in April 2020

May 13, 2020

On April 16, 2020, the machine tool community and manufacturing sector as a whole lost an highly respected member with the passing of Fritz Althoff at the age of 86.

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Mitsubishi's SR-F fiber laser

May 13, 2020

Mill Finish Industries, a metal fabricator in Brampton, Ont., has pivoted its operations to produce sneeze guards, social distancing signs and medical-grade stainless-steel tanks.

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Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains

May 10, 2020

The Government of Canada has struck a committee to develop expertise from key industries inform government actions to promote innovation, economic inclusion and growth as the economy limps back to life after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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May 10, 2020

Akhurst Machinery has been announced as the new Western Canadian dealer for MC Machinery Systems lasers, laser automation, press brakes and shears.

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Ford transmission plant

May 8, 2020

Economic data from the first few weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown are starting to trickle in and, as expected, the results are not good.

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Managing Through Crisis is a special section that lets manufacturing suppliers tell their story

May 6, 2020

During the current COVID-19 lockdown, many manufacturers and their suppliers have teamed up to find ways to keep operating during the unprecedented economic crisis.

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Bystronic has produced its first machine at its new Hoffman Estates facility in Illinois.

May 6, 2020

Fabricating machine manufacturer Bystronic has hit a major North American milestone as the first-ever laser cutting machine assembled at Bystronic’s new facility in Hoffman Estates, IL has rolled off the line. 

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Cavalier Tool

May 6, 2020

Manufacturers in southwestern Ontario think the COVID-19 crisis will have a lingering negative impact on their business for nine months or more, according to results from a recent survey of financials conducted by the Canadian Association of Moldmakers and Automate Canada.

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CN rail metalshipment

May 3, 2020

The latest numbers from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) indicate the Canadian manufacturing sector had little in reserve when the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to the global economy. 

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May 3, 2020

Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster has invested more than $21 million in projects that will lead to the production in Canada of critically needed technologies, equipment and medical devices to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

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April 29, 2020

Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce collaborated to launch the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions—a survey of more than 12,600 businesses in Canada—and the results depend greatly on industry and geography.

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CAMM and Automate Canada have surveyed manufacturers throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

April 29, 2020

Manufacturing is feeling the financial pain of the COVID-19 lockdown, with cash flow among the leading concerns, according to the latest survey by the Canadian Association of MoldMakers and Automate Canada.

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Workers manufacturing Level 1 face masks at the General Motors plant in Warren, Mich. PHOTO: General Motors Corp.

April 24, 2020

GM Canada says it’s preparing portions of its Oshawa, Ont. assembly plant to produce face masks for health care workers on the front lines of Canada's coronavirus battle.

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The Government of Canada has released a CEWS calculator

April 23, 2020

Applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will open on April 27, and the Canadian government has built an online calculator to help businesses estimate the amount of their wage subsidy.

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April 22, 2020

The Rollomatic Group has appointed Joe Kane as Group COO for both Rollomatic Inc and Strausak Inc. Kane will continue to hold his position as president of Strausak Inc.

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ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc logo

April 22, 2020

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. a Cambridge, Ont.-based automation solutions provider has received a $65 million order booking from Tessy Plastics to design, build and deliver two automated manufacturing systems within the next four months.

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Oakville, Ont.-based Burloak Technologies says production will ramp up to volumes of approximately 10,000 units per week. PHOTO: Samuel, Sons & Co.

April 15, 2020

Additive Manufacturing company Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., has begun producing 3D printed face shields to be used by frontline medical and healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.

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April 15, 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on the world’s economy, creating unprecedented concerns for shop owners and their employees. The following is a list of support programs put in place to help keep businesses solvent during this crisis.

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April 13, 2020

Magna International CEO Don Walker spoke to BNN about the company's strategy for dealing with COVID-19 and how he plans to get his company back to work safely, and how Magna will fit into the post-coronavirus supply chain.

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