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.

New Quebec distributor for fabricating, machining equipment

Smart Metal Technologies (SMT), Notre Dame de L'ile Perrot, QC, is a new distributor of fabricating and machining equipment.

Formed late last year by Sylvain Martin, the company represents several fabricating and machining equipment and tooling suppliers including Haco, Wilson Tool, Wila Tool, Watts Specialites tube and pipe cutters, Teenking waterjet, Falcon Metal, m&h probing, and CNC machine tools from Juaristi, Hwacheon, and OKK.

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New class of plasma for mild steel, stainless and aluminum

Hypertherm has launched its lasted development in mechanized plasma cutting with a new class of plasma called X-Definition. This new plasma is available for the first time in a 300 amp plasma system called the XPR300.

Bossard steps down at Salvagnini America

Bill Bossard will retire as president of Salvagnini America this year.

Ontario mouldmaker steps up to fight pandemic building parts for hand sanitizer dispensers

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd. in Windsor, Ont. is one of many Canadian manufacturers that have now stepped up in response to the Federal government's request for support in helping to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Magellan lands $80 M Messier-Bugatti-Dowty aerospace manufacturing deal

Magellan Aerospace will be manufacturing nose and main landing gear components and kitted assemblies for Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, after being awarded the $80-million program.

Nederman celebrates 30 years in Canada

Nederman employees recently gathered in Mississauga ON at Nederman Canada’s headquarters to celebrate the industrial air filtration company’s 30th anniversary operating in Canada.  

Quebec firm acquires machine shop business JLM Usinage

Mundial Group, St. Lambert-de-Lauzon, QC, has aquired JLM Usinage Inc., of St. Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC, a machine shop specializing in pharmaceutical, medical, scientific, optical, electronics, food and industrial sectors.

Waterloo Brewing planning $13.4M expansion

Waterloo Brewing Ltd., Ontario's largest Canadian-owned brewery, is investing $13.4 million to meet demand. The project will include expansion of its brewing and blending capacity as well as the installation of a new can line.

Manufacturers focus on augmented reality

Some manufacturers think augumented reality (AR) has an important role to play in the future and they, in conjunction with AR partners, have released the world's first augmented reality hardware and software functional requirement guidelines to help manufacturers incorporate AR technology into their processes.

Major expansion for Quebec metrology firm

Creaform, Levis, QC, a metrology and engineering services company that specializes in portable 3D measurement solutions, is expanding its operations and recruiting new people for its worldwide offices in Canada, the US, Europe and India.

New fiber laser machine OEM in Canada

Rhino Cutting Systems is the latest Canadian company to enter the fiber laser cutting market. The company's made-in-Canada fiber laser cutting machine made its debut at FABTECH 2014 in Atlanta, GA, last November.

Canadian government pouring $3B in manufacturing sector to fight COVID-19

The Canadian government has announced it is investing more than $2 billion with Canadian companies to acquire ventilators and protective personal equipment (PPE) and has made $50 million available in funding for members of the Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster to develop and scale up new in-demand technologies, equipment and medical products.

Haas record: $1 B revenue, 14,000 machines

Haas Automation, Oxnard, CA, reached a milestone in 2014: revenue exceeded $1 billion US, an 11 per cent increase over 2013, and machines built numbered more than 14,000, a 22 per cent increase over 2013.

Plasma cutting: Building tall

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Using outdated machinery to meet increased business needs

The Solution: Plate processing equipment to increase output and cut costs

$480 M Siemens software grant to McMaster University

Students enrolled in design and manufacturing programs at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, now have the ability to use the same technology that businesses around the world use thanks to a $458 million software grant from Siemens Canada.

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