The Government of Canada has released a CEWS calculatorClick image to enlargeApplications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will open on April 27, and the Canadian government has built an online calculator to help businesses estimate the amount of their wage subsidy.

Also available is funding from the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), which has $250 million in funding for its Innovation Assistance Program (IAP) to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The IAP will provide a wage subsidy to eligible SMEs pursuing technology-driven innovation who have been unable to secure funding under the CEWS, for up to 12 weeks. The application deadline is April 29 and can be found here:

Apply for the Innovation Assistance Program (IAP).

Montreal's Nova Bus wins deal for 600 transit buses

Nova Bus, a Montreal-based transit bus manufacturer has confirmed an order from the Chicago Transit Board to purchase up to 600 new, 40-foot clean-diesel buses.

Italian trade group seeks manufacturers for trade show delegation

The Italian Trade Commission is seeking Canadian metal products manufacturers interested in attending one of Italy's largest trade shows for the metalworking industry, BIMU-SFORTEC 2016.

Supply chain problems hammering small biz: CFIB

Supply chain delays and interruptions are increasingly impacting small business operations and will result in higher prices, according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

KMT Waterjet gets new owner

American Industrial Partners (AIP) has purchased 100 per cent of the shares of KMT Group, Baxter Springs, KS, a value of US$147.5 million.

Shaping the car of 2030

Magna International has launched a North American student innovation challenge to help shape the car of 2030.

EMAG Acquires CNC lathe specialist Scherer Feinbau

Machine tool manufacturer EMAG Group has acquired specialty CNC maker Scherer Feinbau, based in Alzenau, Germany. 

Elliott Matsuura gets exclusive Canadian deal for Cincinnati

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, ON, has been named exclusive distributor for Cincinnati Inc. in Western Canada.

Welding foundation holds educational event for students

The Canadian Welding Association Foundation, formed last year to promote education in welding, held a week-long welding event for students in southwestern Ontario.

Canada could get break on metals tariffs, White House says

Canada could still avoid being subject to US proposed heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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.

The Biggest Constraint: A Ghostly Tale of Quality Management

By Kip Hanson

Ever since that big investment firm acquired us last year, Spacely's Space Sprockets has been struggling. I can't blame the investors. They provided an infusion of much needed cash, brought in a pair of high-tech, multi-axis machining centres, and agreed to replace our aging ERP system. At their request, we'd even brought in an efficiency expert to help us implement Six Sigma best practices.

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.

Hypertherm named world's most ethical company

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has been named the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

CME wants manufacturing workers vaccinated next

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is urging the Government of Ontario to vaccinate manufacturing workers so that the sector can continue to keep workplaces open and safe and compete against a largely vaccinated U.S. market.

Canadian aerospace industry poised for growth: report

Canada's aerospace industry will continue to be an economic driver in the country says new report

The Canadian aerospace industry contributed 172,000 jobs and nearly $28 billion to the Canadian economy in 2013 and it's expected to continue to contribute to the country's growth in coming years according to a report from the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) in partnership with Industry Canada.

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