Machine tool industry's Jim Burrows dies
- July 30, 2014
Jim Burrows, a long-time figure in the machine tool industry in Canada, has died.
He served as executive director of the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors' Association (CMTDA) for many years after he retired from his career in machine tool sales.
A new report that states US demand for metal stampings will reach $47.5 billion in 2021 because of continued growth in US production for durable goods, may have a positive impact on Canadian manufacturers and create new opportunities for business.
Haas Automation, a long time supporter of the Skills Competitions in Canada, donated $50,000 to the Ontario Technological Skills organization to support ongoing training for skilled trades. The donation came through the Gene Haas Foundation, which supports skills training in North America.
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has signed an agreement with Methods Machine Tools Inc. to sell Fanuc Robocut and Robodrill machines in Canada.
Jack Craig, a long time Elliott-Matsuura Canada employee, has died. He was 91 years old.
Robotics and automation isn't just growing among the manufacturing indusry. The market is wide reaching and in 2016, the year was a banner one for acquisitions of companies involved in robotics and automation, according to The Robot Report.
Exro Technologies Inc., a Calgary-based clean technology company, is building a new facility in Calgary which will be equipped for automotive-class manufacturing.
The federal government is investing $52.4 million in a growth and innovation platform in the Waterloo–Toronto–Ottawa corridor.
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.
Ontario needs to build relationships apart from the US, according to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, so the province's recent trade mission to China, in which Ontario has secured more than $1 billion in agreements between the two countries, is an important step towards this goal.
Marc-André Aubé is the new president and COO of Walter Surface Technologies, based in Pointe-Claire, QC.
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.
Alta Precision, a Montreal machine shop serving the aerospace manufacturing industry, has doubled its operation to meet growing demand. The modernized $11 million project has seen the CNC manufacturing business go from 40,000 sq ft to 80,000 sq ft. The company held an inauguration on June 21. Alta Precision will be featured in Shop Metalworking Technology's upcoming August issue.
A new online manufacturing resource platform called “A Faster Horse” has launched.
Hypertherm is now a 100 per cent employee owned company. The company made the transition and the annoucement in mid-January.
In the latest issue of Shop Metalworking Technology, three industry experts offer insight on our brave new manufacturing world.