Industry Update

doug ford covid announcement

June 3, 2020

Ontario has been investing in local manufacturers in order to keep frontline workers and communities safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, and more of these innovative businesses are receiving financial support through the Ontario Together Fund to re-tool their processes and increase their capacity to make personal protective equipment (PPE).

Read more: Ontario manufacturers keep the PPE coming

Emuge 100 Anniversary Tool

June 3, 2020

Emuge-Franken a leading manufacturer of rotary cutting tools, is celebrating its centennial.

Read more: Toolbuilder Emuge-Franken celebrates 100th anniversary

Healthcare workers at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio are among the recipients of face shields manufactured at Honda Engineering North America, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio. PHOTO: Honda

June 1, 2020

Honda worked with two manufacturers seeking to quickly expand their ability to produce face shields.

Read more: Honda helps develop face mask supply chain

Cavalier Tool

June 1, 2020

Manufacturers are a focused bunch, with their attention firmly placed on producing high quality products at the best possible margins.

Read more: Coming together in crisis

doug ford covid announcement

May 28, 2020

As the world licks its wounds and begins planning a return to work, the province of Ontario is looking at manufacturing to be its ace in the hole.

Read more: Ontario eyes manufacturing to lead the comeback

March was the first month containing data on COVID-19 impacts

May 28, 2020

Statistics Canada has offered up the first glimpse of the COVID-19’s economic impact on Canada’s manufacturing sector as the data agency released figures for the March Manufacturing Survey.

Read more: Inventory edged up, unfilled orders down in March: Statscan

StarFish leads the Canadian Emergency Ventilators project, part of the Canadian Government’s plan to mobilize industry to fight COVID-19.

May 20, 2020

Celestica Inc. has won a program to build 7,500 ventilators for StarFish Medical Inc., a Canadian medical device company, at Celestica’s operation in Newmarket, Ont. 

Read more: Celestica wins ventilator manufacturing contract


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.

Read more: Canadians confident in post-pandemic bounce-back: survey

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.

Read more: Machining sector mourns passing of Fritz Althoff

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.

Read more: Brampton, Ont. shop retools with lasers

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