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CentreLine (Windsor) Ltd., is expanding its three existing operations in Windsor, ON, with a new 7,897 sq m (85,000 sq ft) greenfield plant.

The new plant will include 6,689 sq m (72,000 sq ft) of manufacturing space, and 1,208 sq m (13,000 sq ft) of office space. The new company division will manufacture welding and joining brand product. The company says the expansion is a result of rapidly expanding sales growth. The expansion is the latest in a series the company has undergone in the past ten years. The new plant is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018.

New R&D institute for Ontario’s Niagara region

Pictured at the announcement from left are Niagara Region chair Jim Bradley, St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle, Brock president Gervan Fearon, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute director Debbie Inglis, Brock vice president, research Tim Kenyon, Brock chemistry instructor Paul Zelisko and Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey. Photo: Brock University.

Ottawa is contributing $5 million to the establishment of a new facility for R&D at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

CWB launches welding program for women

The CWB Welding Foundation has launched a welding program for women with support from the Government of Canada's Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness Program.

ESAB provides welding equipment for Metal Shop Masters

ESAB is going to be the sole provider of welding equipment for Season One of Metal Shop Masters, a new Netflix reality TV series.

Welding trainer supports welding 18 in. joints

RealWeld Trainer, the only in-situ welding training device designed to record and score welding technique while performing real arc-on welds, has been enhanced to allow for testing 18-in. (457 mm) weld joints.

Mazak Discover 2019 event draws thousands

More than 2,000 manufacturers from across North America attended Mazak Corp.’s Discover 2019 event held November 5-7 and 12-13 at the company’s North American manufacturing headquarters in Florence, KY.

MDA wins major Canadian Surface Combatant contract

MDA has been awarded an initial contract from Lockheed Martin to supply technology for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project.

Tobias Kuehnle new managing director of TRUMPF Canada

Tobias Kuehnle has been named managing director of TRUMPF Canada Inc., effective April 1, 2018. He succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who moves to the role of sales director of TRUMPF's machine tool division, based in the US.

Welding wire doubles as a position sensor

WireSense is the assistance system from Fronius which turns the wire electrode into a sensor that checks the component position before each weld.

Komet, Castelar celebrate unique partnership

Komet and its Ontario Service Partner, Castelar Tool & Grinding Inc., celebrated their partnership and the opening of a new facility in Mississauga, ON, the first shared facility between Komet and a Service Partner.

Hexagon opens Western Canada office

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has expanded its footprint into western Canada with a new office in Calgary, Alberta.

$372.5 M for Bombardier to boost manufacturing, R&D

Bombardier will receive $372.5 million in repayble contributions from the Government of Canada to help support jobs, manufacturing and research and development activities in the country.

Federal Election 2019: Where the parties stand

With the 2019 federal election only days away, where do the parties stand on issues that matter to industry – and to your business?

Bystronic inks deal to offer nitrogen generation technology

Bystronic Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell MSS Nitrogen Inc. nitrogen generation and mixing products in the North American market.

Robotic programming for welding and plasma cutting

A case study on Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel. How Hypertherm's Robotmaster helped the company get setup for robotic programming for cutting and welding and the benefits the company achieved.

Global competitiveness: Canada, U.S. slip in new report

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its 2019 Global Competitiveness Report, and the news isn’t good for Canada and the U.S.

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