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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.

Canadian investments in data analysis and AI paying off

Almost one fifth (18 per cent) of Canadian companies are planning to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced data analysis solutions within the next two years, according to a recently published study by Novipro and Leger.

Brandt adding 1500 jobs in 2022

Following a year of record growth which saw almost 2000 people added to its workforce, Regina, Sask.-based the Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to create a further 1500 new positions in 2022.

FABTECH Canada 2020 to host CanWeld Conference

FABTECH Canada – Canada’s exclusive metal fabricating, forming, and welding event – and the CWB Group have partnered to co-locate the CWB Group’s CanWeld Conference at FABTECH 2020.

PFERD new account manager for Canada, US

Michael Roche has joined PFERD Inc., as account manager, pipeline market. He will be responsible for pipeline channel customers in Canada and the US.

Leandro Pereira new service manager for Bystronic Canada

Leandro Pereira has joined Bystronic Canada as the new service manager.

Komet, Castelar celebrate unique partnership

Komet and its Ontario Service Partner, Castelar Tool & Grinding Inc., celebrated their partnership and the opening of a new facility in Mississauga, ON, the first shared facility between Komet and a Service Partner.

Auto manufacturing spurs increase in manufacturing sales: StatsCan

Manufacturing sales increased in June, driven in larger part of automotive production, according to recent data from Statistics Canada. Sales in June were $59.2 billion, rising 2.1 per cent from the previous month.

Reshoring 2016 report: It's working

Reshoring initiatives seem to be working and for the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returing to the US than going offshore, according to The Reshoring Initiatives' 2016 Data Report. And while the study focuses on US activities, the impact of reshoring south of the border may mean good news for Canadian manufacturers who service US manufacturing.

Morphing metal: future of robotics?

Engineers at Cornell Univeristy in Ithaca, NY, have developed a hybrid material comprised of stiff metal and soft, prorous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both-stiffness when it's required and elasticity when a change of shape is needed. And, perhaps of greatest importance, the material has the ability to self-heal if damaged.

Jergens taps Farkas to lead its workholding group sales

Joseph Farkas has been named National Sales Manager for Jergens Workholding Solutions group as Ken Marvar looks to retire in April.

CGTech, Zoller partner for new tool management solution

CGTech, developer of Vericut CNC verification and simulation software, and Zoller, a supplier of presetting and measuring machines and tool management solutions have developed a new product, a direct interface to Zoller's TMS tool management solutions.

Jason Kenney opens Mazak Edmonton Technical Centre

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Mazak Corp.'s Canada  new technical centre in Edmonton, Alta. 

GM makes historic investment in Canadian EV production

The news keeps getting better for shops serving Ontario’s automotive sector. General Motors of Canada is announcing a $2 billion investment to transform its Ingersoll CAMI plant into the first full-scale electric vehicle production facility in Canada while adding production to its Oshawa plant.

CME messages new cabinet, pushes for manufacturing commitments

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has sent its congratulations to the new federal cabinet announced on Oct. 26, saying it looks forward to working with the new ministers to address Canadian manufacturers' priorities.

New solid carbide drill facility for Walter USA

Walter USA will assume governance of the round tool production unit in Greer, SC through an intra-company transfer within the Sandvik Group.

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