Government of Canada invests up to $7 million in electric vehiclesClick image to enlargeThe Canadian government was to expand the number of zero emission vehicles in Canada and it's investing up to $7 million to develop advanced electric vehicle charging stations across the country.

 AddEnergie, a Quebec company, will receive funding to develop recharging stations.

"This support will help us strengthen our position as a Canadian leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles and allow us to work with other innovative companies to shape the future of transportation," says Louis Tremblay, president and CEO of AddEnergie.

"This federal investment of up to $7 million to support AddEnergie, a flagship of Mauricie, will help position us as world leaders in clean energy in the years to come," adds François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain. That's more great news for economic growth and job creation in our region."

According to the Canadian government, close to a quarter of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions currently come from the transportation sector. The Federal government's 2016 budget outlined funding of $62.5 million for instrastructure for alternative transportation fuels, including charging infrastructure for electric vehicles as well as natural gas and hydrogen refueling stations.

Reshoring 2016 report: It's working

Reshoring initiatives seem to be working and for the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returing to the US than going offshore, according to The Reshoring Initiatives' 2016 Data Report. And while the study focuses on US activities, the impact of reshoring south of the border may mean good news for Canadian manufacturers who service US manufacturing.

Cy-Laser opens tech centre for Canada, US customers

Cy-Laser America, a subsidiary of Cy-Laser S.r.L. of Schio, Italy, has opened a Technology Center in Sterling Heights, MI, to service customers in North America.

MC Machinery showcases manufacturing technology

MC Machinery opened its doors to customers on June 4 to showcase its wide range of machining and fabricating technologies, including a metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine and fiber laser cutting technology.

CWB launches national welding program

The Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) has launched a national welding program to standardize welding education in Canada and help to fill the skilled trades gap by developing a new generation of highly skilled welders.

ABB, Fronius to develop robotic welding systems

ABB Robotics and Fronius International plan to develop a fully equipped robotic welding package as part of a global agreement to collaborate and support both new and existing customers with advanced technology.

ATI Stellram acquires Greenfield threading line

ATI Stellram has acquired the Assembled Threading Tools product lines of Greenfield Industries Inc.

Ontario insolvencies declined sharply in 2020

Despite the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, insolvencies in Ontario declined by 24 per cent in 2020 to the lowest annual level since 2000, according to Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO).

EDC predicts good 2019 for Canadian exports

Export Development Canada (EDC) has released its fall Global Export Forecast, and expectations for 2019 show solid export growth.

$54.4 B record high for April 2017 manufacturing stats

Manufacturing sales rolse 1.1 per cent to a record high of $54.4 billion in April. The icrease was due mainly to higher sales in the petroleum and coal product, and primary metal industries, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

Auto drives increase in Canadian manufacturing sales

Canadian manufacturing sales climbed 1.7 per cent in July, surpassing market expectations for a 1.1 per cent increase, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.

Canadian manufacturer supplies waterjet impellers to US Navy

A Canadian manufacturer has supplied the US Navy with 2 sets of four waterjet impellers. Dominis Engineering, Gloucester, ON, is one of only a few manufacturers in the world capable of machining these large, complex rotating components, says president Bodo Gospodnetic.

Hypertherm expands school grant program

Hypertherm is now accepting applications for its Spark Something Great educational grant program.

Ontario vs. Michigan: How to catch up

A new study from The Fraser Institute says Ontario’s manufacturing sector could take a growth lesson from its close U.S. neighbour Michigan.

SigmaNEST kicks off 2014 outdoor adventure contest

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has kicked-off its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away for North American manufacturers and fabricators.

KPU welding instructor awarded for teaching excellence

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal, a welding instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), has been named the 2018 Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Membership Award recipient by the American Welding Society.

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