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. 

Burloak buys one of the world's largest additive systems

Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son and Co. Ltd., has signed an agreement with Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc., to purchase an EBAM 110 Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System.

US companies using tariffs to hike prices, Linamar CEO says

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, says "opportunistic" US companies are taking advantage of 25 per cent tariffs on metals introduced by President Donald Trump to hike the prices they charge.

Energizing a business

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build long term capabilities to serve Alberta's energy sector

The Solution: Cross-train a skilled workforce on advanced machinery

Alberta manufacturer looks to position itself for the future

CMM measures large workpieces

Zeiss Industrial Metrology introduced its new Zeiss Contura CMM at IMTS in 2014 and has now expanded the range of models for the measurement of larger workpieces.

Munish Khanna joins Bystronic Canada

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has added Munish Khanna to its team.

TRUMPF Canada expands operations

TRUMPF Canada has strengthened its commitment to the Canadian market by expanding into a facility double the size of its previous operation. The company commemorated the move with a grand opening during which TRUMPF management used TRUMPF power tools to cut a metal ribbon.

Bystronic Canada names new Managing Director

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has appointed David Wooldridge as managing director.

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.

Linamar to buy French aluminum auto parts maker for $1.16 B

Linamar Corp., Guelph, ON, is expanding its presence in Europe with a move to acquire Montupet SA, a French aluminum parts automotive manufacturer based in Clinchy, France.

Lincoln Electric EVP Blankenship retires

Lincoln Electric’s Executive Vice-President and President of Americas welding segment George D. Blankenship, has retired effective May 31, 2020. 

Auto parts group, mould makers collaboration

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) and the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) have joined in a collaborative relationship in which they will share common industry initiatives.

GM Canada and Unifor reach “transformation agreement” on Oshawa

GM Canada and Unifor, the union representing workers at GM’s Oshawa assembly plant, have reached an agreement to transition the plant’s vehicle assembly operations to parts manufacturing and advanced vehicle testing.

Rohm earns DMG MORI designation for workholding

Rohm Products of America has been named a DMG MORI Qualified Products designer/supplier. The designation means Rohm can now provide accessories for DMG MORI machines that have been certified according to the machine tool builder's standards.

Capacity utilization dips but auto sector holds

Throughout the third quarter, there were many signs of a gradual resumption of activities in the manufacturing sector.

The power of one

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build footprint to capture bigger deals in injection mould market

The Solution: Merge two competitors to go after niche global opportunities

Ontario injection mould businesses merge to create stronger company

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