Industry Update

Suzanne M. Benoît, president of Aéro Montréal. Photo: Aero Montreal

March 11, 2020

Quebec-based aerospace think tank Aéro Montréal is giving a passing grade to the Quebec provincial budget, thanks to an important tax credit.

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MILLTRONICS VM5025IL

March 11, 2020

Milltronics USA, Inc., and EMEC Machine Tools, Inc., have signed a partnership agreement for distribution, service, and support of Milltronics Machine Tools. EMEC will distribute Milltronics products on an exclusive basis across the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

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March 9, 2020

Stelco Holdings Inc. has appointed Paul Scherzer to chief financial officer, effective March 16, 2020.

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Walter Surface Technologies acquires ArcOne

March 9, 2020

Walter Surface Technologies has acquired ArcOne, a provider of industrial safety products based in Taunton, Mass.

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Soldier succeeds as lone woman in male dominated career

March 4, 2020

This op-ed was contributed by Jill Dunlop, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development

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Walter Aerochem

March 4, 2020

Walter Surface Technologies has acquired Aerochem, a Quebec- based provider of industrial MRO solutions.

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Engineers testing the Near Infared Spectrometer (NIRSpec) Engineering Test Unit (ETU). PHOTO: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Gunn © Canadian Space Agency

March 1, 2020

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded seven contracts totalling $4.36 million to five manufacturing and tech companies to develop moon exploration technology.

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The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan, seen here on display at the 2020 Montréal International Auto Show.

March 1, 2020

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will cut the third shift at its Windsor Assembly Plant at the end of June 2020, impacting about 1,500 jobs.

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OSG FourTools

February 26, 2020

OSG Canada has added two new tooling lines to its product offering.

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airbus lauak mirabel

February 26, 2020

Lauak Canada, a subsidiary of Ayherre, France-based aerospace firm Lauak, has received $3 million in repayable loans from the Canadian government.

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CN rail metalshipment

February 20, 2020

Rail shipping is a critical service in the global supply chains of Canadian businesses and, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the economy is suffering every day that the current rail blockages continue.

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February 19, 2020

Connected vehicle technology company Fleet Complete and General Motors are partnering to bring IoT-enabled services to OnStar-equipped fleet vehicles in Canada.

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Samuel Son & Co. acquires 100% of Burloak Technologies

February 12, 2020

Samuel Son & Co., Ltd., a Burlington, Ont.-based metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, has acquired all remaining shares of Burloak Technologies, an engineering and design contract manufacturer for additive manufacturing (AM), materials development, high precision CNC machining, post-processing and metrology.

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OSG announces trio of acquisitions

February 12, 2020

Cutting tool maker OSG Corp. has announced the acquisition of three European companies in an effort to expand its product mix and share of the growing electric vehicle (EV) sector.

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February 9, 2020

Collège Boréal, a French language post secondary institution in Kapuskasing, Ont., has announced a new 20-week welding program for Indigenous women.

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Honda builds nine millionth vehicle in Canada

February 9, 2020

Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) last week celebrated two significant milestones at its Alliston, Ont. manufacturing complex.

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February 5, 2020

Industrial automation giant Teradyne has invested US$36 million to build a new home for its Danish robot builders Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and Universal Robots (UR).

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SPIDER on Restore L

February 2, 2020

Maxar Technologies a space technology firm based in Westminster, Col., was selected by NASA to perform an in-space assembly demonstration using a lightweight robotic arm.

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February 2, 2020

Sheridan’s Davis Campus has been handed $559,837 in funding from the province for its Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.

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Takumi U600

February 2, 2020

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has partnered with Takumi—a company under the Hurco umbrella—to supply machining centers in Canada.  

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