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Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, ON, has been named exclusive distributor for Cincinnati Inc. in Western Canada. The deal expands the Canadian distributor's reach across Canada as previously it had been representing the company in Eastern Canada for the past three years.

Cincinnati sells press brakes, shears and laser cutting machines. Elliott Matsuura Canada is the largest machine tool distributor in Canada employing 65 people.

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$500,000 donation for high school welding programs

The CWA Foundation and the Marinucci Family Foundation plan to donate $500,000 to high school welding programs in Canada. Each secondary school will receive $5,000 annually over ten years. CWA made the annoucnement at the CanWeld Conference in St. John's, NL. At the same time, the CWA Foundation plans to establish a welding program at a secondary school in Newfoundland.

EDC commits $200M to improve business lending diversity

Export Development Canada (EDC) has committed $200 million in equity support and set new 2023 targets to help create more opportunities for women, Indigenous and minority owned and led export businesses by addressing one of their main barriers to growth.

Wired for success

The problem
An EDM that didn’t live up to expectations 

The solution
Replacement EDM that better fits requirements

New wire EDM improves machining time on tool and die work

by Mary Scianna

If there is one important lesson that Les and Arnold Rackham have learned running a machine shop for 33 years, it’s that you need the right equipment to succeed. For Burloak Tool and Die, Burlington, ON, its EDM technology.

Machine tool distributor celebrates new facility

Machine Tool Systems celebrated the opening of a new facility -- and a new chapter in its history -- with an open house for customers and industry colleagues. The machine tool distributor recently announced it had become the exclusive Canadian distributor for GF Machining Solutions.

CP merger creates first Canada-U.S.-Mexico rail network

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have agreed to merge.

SMTCL invests in North American manufacturing

SMTCL is the latest machine tool builder to announce it's investing in manufacturing in North America.

Most recently, DMG MORI opened its manufacturing facility in Davis, CA. And Haas, which has always manufactured its machines in California at a 1 million sq ft facility, recently announced its intention to expand its facility to accommodate growing machine tool demand. Mazak Corp., which has been manufacturing in North America for 40 years, has expanded its manufacturing operations 15 times, most recently in 2012 with a 200,000 sq ft addition, increasing its total floor space to 800,000 sq ft.

SMTCL's COO Jerry McCarty says SMTCL, considered among the world's largest machine tool builders, will be manufacturing in the US by the end of 2015.

A manufacturing factory in North America will complement SMTCL's current manufacturing facilities in Europe (Germany) and Asia (China). "The United States was chosen because that is where our customers are and we know that we can find workers and vendors that have the dedication to quality that we need", McCarty stated in a press conference at IMTS earlier this week. "We will employ Americans and this facility will be managed by Americans. I can also tell you that although we will continue to use the world's best components in our machines, we will also use a number of local US vendors to provide contract machining, fabricating, and electronics."

The site of the new manufacturing facility has not been determined, but McCarty says SMTCL-Americas will begin manufacturing VMCs and expand with other products as the market dictates. 

SMTCL plans on purchasing or building a 100,000 square foot facility and employing between 100 to 120 employees. "We will need manufacturing engineers, machine assembly technicians, and service technicians, as well as purchasing, accounting, and general management professionals," said McCarty.

McCarty added that he hopes to be manufacturing in the US by the end of 2015. "These machines will be shipped to our customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and we look forward to helping our customers compete in the world economy."

SMTCL produces 80,000 machine tools each year and has revenues of $2.9 billion. The company has more than 300 products in its machine tool line-up.

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Students learn about laser welding

The Conestoga College Student Chapter of the Canadian Welding Association hosted a special event for students to learn about laser welding.

BLM Group announces new Canada regional sales manager

BLM Group USA has announced the appointment of Danyel (Dan) Benoit as regional sales manager, Eastern Canada. 

DMG MORI's digital manufacturing for Porsche

Porsche owes part of its success in racing to DMG MORI, the machine tool builder that is the car manufacturer's technology partner and supplies the Porsche race team with manufacturing technology and machined parts via the Porsche Motorsport CNC Competence Centre at Deckel Maho Seebach in Germany.

Manufacturers optimistic about growth: 2013 Survey

Manufacturers cite skilled workforce shortage, cost control and investing in new equipment as top challenges for the year ahead

New growth and innovation platform to support Ontario technology cluster

The federal government is investing $52.4 million in a growth and innovation platform in the Waterloo–Toronto–Ottawa corridor.

Anti-vibration boring bar

The new Accure∙tec A3000 anti-vibration boring bar from Walter features a patented vibration damping technology for maximum precision.

ATS signs $65M order for systems to make COVID-19 tests

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. a Cambridge, Ont.-based automation solutions provider has received a $65 million order booking from Tessy Plastics to design, build and deliver two automated manufacturing systems within the next four months.

Windsor manufacturing researcher named to Order of Canada

University of Windsor professor Hoda ElMaraghy has been awarded the Order of Canada for her contributions to the field of mechanical engineering.

5-axis, twin-spindle machining centre

The new twin-spindle DZ Series 22 from Chiron rapidly machines complex, large workpieces, including housings for electric motors and transmissions, oil pumps, chassis components, and more. The company also offers a four axis variant of the Series 22.

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