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The CWB Association has launched a new web site and members’ portal offering new and improved membership options and resources.

Through the portal, members can access online publications, research papers, educational resources, industry news, market insights, industry support, informational videos, information about events and more.
The new web site can be accessed here.

GM Canada commits to job support for Oshawa assembly workers

GM Canada says it plans to provide financial support to the close to 3,000 workers who will be losing their jobs at the Osahwa, ON, assembly plant when it closes in 2019.

Manufacturers are still essential in Ontario

Despite severe new lockdown rules for Ontario announced January 12, the manufacturing industry will be allowed to continue operating, a decision applauded by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

Battery electric vehicles a commercial non-starter: KPMG

A new industry survey by KPMG concludes that industry executives and car buyers are less than bullish on the commercial prospects for pure-battery electric vehicles.

Robotic tube cutting and profiling

Vernon Tool, a Lincoln Electric company, has developed a new robotic tube cutting and profiling system, the Vernon Tool Razor for high production tube and pipe fabricators in heavy fabrication, agricultural, construction, vehicle and tube frame manufacturing.

Looking ahead

by Kip Hanson

Photos by Tyler Garnham

BC job shop takes a slow but steady approach to growth

The Problem: Switching machine tool brands to save costs leads to lacklustre results
The Solution: Return to the fold with a vertical machining centre

James Rogowski named vp, technical services at TRUMPF

James Rogowski has been named vice president, technical service for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, CT.

More Than Meets the Eye

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canadian job shops remain resilient and poised for new growth and opportunity

Selling Your Family Business

Selling a family business is a major decision that some might be considering as the economy transitions from recession to recovery.

FABTECH 2019: Taking smart manufacturing to the next level

FABTECH 2019

From virtual reality glasses that place you inside a machine to examine it in detail to purchasing a press brake directly on the Internet, FABTECH 2019 in Chicago, IL, took attendees on a journey into the future of metal fabricating and welding. 

Power play

by Noelle Stapinsky

Growing global demand for energy could spark opportunities for Canadian manufacturers

Canadians support stimulus for manufacturing, says survey

Canadians overwhelmingly support major stimulus to kick-start the country's economic recovery but want future government spending to be prudent, targeted and focused on initiatives that will grow our economy, according to a recent KPMG in Canada survey.

General Dynamics sets up remotely piloted aircraft CoE in Québec

Laflamme Aero's LX300 tandem rotor RPAS platform

General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada has announced a new Centre of Excellence in Sherbrooke, Québec, for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) technologies.

Aerospace mindset

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Succeeding in a competitive market
The Solution: Investment in automation, standardized processes

Quebec manufacturer re-engineers thinking to succeed

Bystronic adds to Quebec team

Bystronic Canada has announced the appointment of Ed Bonarek as Direct Sales Engineer for Western Quebec, headquarterd in Montreal.

MC Machinery hands off waterjet line

MC Machinery Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has signed a multi-year agreement with AKS Cutting Systems, Cleveland, OH, to license, manufacture, market and distribute the MC Machinery waterjet product line in North America.

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