Peter Detmers Click image to enlargeJay Summers, executive vice president of Mitutoyo Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON, is retiring after 27 years with the company. Peter Detmers, currently vice president of the company, will transition into Summer's role.

 Detmers has been with Mitutoyo Canada since 1991 and became vice president in 2012. 

Mitutoyo Canada Inc. 

Heimatec joins other tooling lines to form Platinum Tooling Technologies

Tooling manufacturer Heimatec has become part of a new corporation: Platinum Tooling Technologies.

Manufacturing an essential service during shutdown

The province of Ontario has ordered all non-essential workplaces to close shop for the time being to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, but manufacturers are so far exempt from this order.

Coming together in crisis

Manufacturers are a focused bunch, with their attention firmly placed on producing high quality products at the best possible margins.

CWB Association eliminates membership fees

The CWB Association is now offering memberships at no cost to anyone that wishes to join the association.

Full scale Avro Arrow debuts at CMTS

The world's only full scale, one-to-one metal replica of Canada's Avro Arrow RL-203, will be on display at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), which runs September 30 to October 3 at The International Centre, Mississauga, ON.

Jeff Nesbitt new Canadian sales manager for Vero

Vero Software has hired a new sales manager, Jeff Nesbitt, to support sales of the Vero solutions throughout Canada.

TRUMPF Laser Tech Center celebrates 20th year

TRUMPF Laser Technology Center celebrated its 20th anniversary during its annual open house in Plymouth Township, MI, on June 7.

Megatel celebrates new Windsor facility

Megatel has opened a new facility in the Windsor area and it's holding a two-day open house to commemorate the opening.

Hypertherm re-launches contest for North American schools

Hypertherm is holding its "Spark Something Great" education grant program again in 2017. The contest is open to Canadian and US schools and 10 North American winners will receive Hypertherm's new Powermax45 XP plasma cutting and gouging system and the company's Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice curriculum kit.

CTMA extends Career-Ready placement program

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has extended through 2021 its Career Ready worker placement program.

GF AgieCharmilles changes name to GF Machining Solutions

GF AgieCharmilles has changed its name to GF Machining Solutions to better reflect the company's divisions. GF's technology offerings include milling, EDM, laser texturing, spindles, tooling and automation.

NS steel and aluminum shops receive nearly $2.5 M to modernize

Six Nova Scotia steel and aluminum companies have been given federal funding totaling $2,479,501 to modernize equipment and infrastructure and adopt advanced machinery, robotics and automation.

Grinding Ambitions

United Grinding sets aggressive growth plan for 2015

If you've saturated a market but still have a need to grow, you focus on creating innovative machines that address you customers' needs and then proceed to take market share away from competitors. That's the plan the management team of United Grinding has laid out for 2015.

Canadian group acquires US auto parts maker

Two Quebec-based manufacturers and an investment firm have formed a group to acquire a US Tier 2 automotive parts manufacturer.

Hypertherm opens new waterjet facility

Hypertherm has opened a new 28,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and office in New Brighton, MN, to better service North American customers.

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