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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.

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.

Memex, Caron Engineering partner on machine connectivity

Caron Engineeering and Canadian firm Memex Automation, Burlington, ON, have signed a joint technology and marketing agreement for Memex's real-time machine connectivity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics. 

Unique truck to be auctioned off for charity

A Saskatoon, SK, machine shop that built an innovative truck to raise funds for a children's hospital is now hoping to raise even more funds when the truck becomes the first ever Canadian charity vehicle to be auctioned off at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AR, in January.

Named the "Snakebit F-100", it made its North American debut at SEMA, the largest automotive aftermarket parts show in the world, held in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this month. The vehicle was displayed at Ford's booth at SEMA. 

Read the story behind the creation of the Snakebit F-100 truck.

 

Ontario invests in northern machining and fabrication shop

The Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines has announced an investment of $741,500 in a Sault Ste. Marie shop.

Magna CEO Don Walker on COVID-19 response

Magna International CEO Don Walker spoke to BNN about the company's strategy for dealing with COVID-19 and how he plans to get his company back to work safely, and how Magna will fit into the post-coronavirus supply chain.

Business conditions decline, manufacturers remain optimistic: Manufacturing PMI

Despite the downturn in business conditions, manufacturers remain upbeat regarding future output, according to the latest IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). . 

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.

SMT

Strong growth for Canada's manufacturing sector

Strong expansion in new orders pushed the Canadian manufacturing sector to another solid improvement in February, according to the most recent report from IHS Markit.

New Flyer acquires specialty vehicle maker

 

Manitoba bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has acquired ARBOC Specialty Vehicles for US $95 million.

$11 M expansion for Quebec aerospace manufacturing shop

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.

Lion Electric gets $100M to build Quebec battery plant

Quebec-based electric bus and truck manufacturer Lion Electric is receiving about $100 million to build a highly automated battery-pack assembly plant in Saint–Jérôme, in the Laurentians.

Don Zazula new head at YG-1 Canada Group

Don Zazula has joined YG-1 Canada Group as president.

Mazak partners with MachiningCloud

Mazak and MachiningCloud have partnered together to bring enhanced data management to machine shop floors.

Bystronic inks deal to offer nitrogen generation technology

Bystronic Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell MSS Nitrogen Inc. nitrogen generation and mixing products in the North American market.

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