Chris Morse is the new president at WILA USAClick image to enlarge

Chris Morse has been named president of Wila USA. He succeeds Gunter Glocker, who lead the compay since its founding in 1999. 

Morse joined the company in June 2017 as senior vice president and has more than 20 years of experience in management positions.

Glocker will continue in a leadership role with Wilsa USA as a senior advisor through 2018.

Canadian manufacturing growth slows down: PMI Report

The pace of growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector slowed to a nine-month low in October according to the latest data from the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers index (PMI). The report attributes the slow down to businesses' supply chain disruption caused by a hurricane in the U.S.  which saw export orders contract.

Elliott-Matsuura takes on new lines, Skoda, Cheto

Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, ON, has added two new lines of machines to its offering.

Toolbuilder Emuge-Franken celebrates 100th anniversary

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

Sandvik to acquire CGTech

Sandvik has agreed to acquire CGTech, a NC/CNC simulation, verification and optimization software developer.

Schunk invests 85 M euros in Germany, US facilities

Schunk has announced a broad-based investment program that will see around 85 million euros (about Cdn$127 million) invested in three German facilities and one site in the US.

CASE STUDY: Big benefits with double-sided machining

Many manufacturing companies open their doors focused on a certain industry or market segment, only to expand well beyond the initial business plan.

Héroux-Devtek wins major Boeing parts mandate

Aerospace parts manufacturer Héroux-Devtek Inc. has been awarded a multi-year contract by plane-maker Boeing to manufacture new actuation components for several commercial aircraft platforms.

Tekna announces $5.5M expansion of Quebec metal powder production plant

Canadian advanced material powder manufacturer Tekna has announced the expansion of its second plant and its new manufacturing infrastructure in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

FABTECH Canada 2014 Expands

The organizers of FABTECH Canada have announced they are expanding the 2014 event, slated for March 18 to 20 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Welding equipment to grow 5.34% CAGR by 2019

The global welding equipment market is forecast to grow 5.34 per cent CAGR (compound annual growth rate), according to a new report from Research and Markets "The Global Welding Equipment Market 2015-2019."

Energy markets forecast to grow: report

Despite the continuing upheaval in the oil sector, energy markets as a whole -- wind, solar, hydro and natural gas -- are forecast to grow according to a new report from The National Energy Board (NEB).

Megatel celebrates new Windsor facility

Megatel has opened a new facility in the Windsor area and it's holding a two-day open house to commemorate the opening.

Shifting Gears

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

Is the automotive chip crisis improving?

For Canadian job shops serving the automotive sector and hurt by automakers shaving back their production plans due to semiconductor shortages, is there reason to believe things are about to get better?

Press brake with digital encoders for better ram repeatability

The new Proform press brake from Cincinnati Inc. adds dual pressure transducers on its hydraulic cylinders for increased tonnage accuracy, and digital encoders to deliver ±0.0004 in. (0.01 mm) ram repeatability for close-tolerance forming and higher part quality. The press brake's PC-based control is now bed-mounted to the machine with a swinging pendent arm mount, and has been upgraded to include a trackball and keyboard.

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