Pictured at the announcement from left are Niagara Region Chair Jim Bradley, St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle, Brock president Gervan Fearon, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute director Debbie Inglis, Brock vice president, research Tim Kenyon, Brock chemistry instructor Paul Zelisko and Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey. Photo: Brock UniversityClick image to enlargePictured at the announcement from left are Niagara Region chair Jim Bradley, St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle, Brock president Gervan Fearon, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute director Debbie Inglis, Brock vice president, research Tim Kenyon, Brock chemistry instructor Paul Zelisko and Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey. Photo: Brock University.

Ottawa is contributing $5 million to the establishment of a new facility for R&D at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

The new facility will focus on advanced research and innovation in bioagriculture, bioscience and chemical manufacturing.

The FedDev funding through the Community Economic Development and Diversification stream was announced Tuesday, Sept. 3 by Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey and St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle. The funding means Brock can launch the Brock-Niagara Validating, Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute (VPMI), which will enable area businesses to access Brock University’s researchers, expertise and advanced technology.

The new centre will be housed in a $6.1-million expansion of Brock’s Mackenzie Chown Complex, which is expected to open in 2021.

Canada, Germany form energy partnership

Canada has entered into a formal partnership with the government of Germany to collaborate on energy policy to spur private sector engagement, investment and trade.

Airbus moves European Centre of Excellence to Quebec

Airbus Defence and Space has announced it is moving its Centre of excellence in encrypted radiocommunications R&D from France to Gatineau, QC.

BOFA and Wurth announce AM industry collaboration

BOFA Americas, Inc. is partnering with Würth Additive Group in a move aimed at reinforcing both companies' positions in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

3000+ attend HaasTec open house in California

Close to 3,300 people attended Haas' four-day open house, HaasTec, held March 17-20 at its Oxnard, CA, headquarters and manufacturing facility.

INKAS introduces armoured 2019 Escalade platform

INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has introduced its Armored Cadillac Escalade “Chairman Package” for 2019.

US demand will drive metal stampings growth

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.

FedDev Ontario pumps $7.8M into 3 York region manufacturers

FedDev Ontario, the federal department tasked with boosting manufacturing fims in the province, has invested $7.8 million to help three manufacturers increase productivity, capacity and create 116 skilled jobs.

Global competitiveness: Canada, U.S. slip in new report

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its 2019 Global Competitiveness Report, and the news isn’t good for Canada and the U.S.

Kaiser, BIG Daishowa strengthen alliance

Kaiser Precision Tooling, based in Rumlang, Switzerland, has agreed to become a company of the BIG Daishowa group.

North America is the cause of supply chain disruption: K+N report

Roughly 80 per cent of the supply chain disruption impacting global trade and frustrating metal manufacturers across Canada stems from congestion issues associated with North American ports, according to a new report from global freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel.

German trade show firm expands to Canada at CMTS

Hannover Messe is expanding its presence and its brand in Canada and will co-locate with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2017, September 25-28, at The International Centre in Misssissauga, near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Benedetti retiring from Sandvik Coromant, Nick Tomac named new Application Specialist - OTS

Gianni (John) Benedetti, Sandvik Coromant’s Application Specialist – OTS, will be retiring at the end of this week after 25 years with the company. Nick Tomac will take over Benedetti’s role immediately upon his retirement.

ABB, B&R launch integrated machine centric robotics solution

B&R, a unit of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, has announced the integration of ABB robots into its automation portfolio.

Tesla makes ventilator from Model 3 parts

When the call came out for manufacturers to help produce medical equipment, many companies were quick to jump on board. But most of those companies must make ventilators using pre-existing designs, which would require competing with actual ventilator manufacturers for the parts and materials. 

Near-record growth for MAG: US $1.6 B in 2011

In the ongoing good-news story about the manufacturing sector, MAG's global results indicate that the resurgence isn't just a North American one. MAG IAS (MAG Americas) and MAG Europe reports near-record growth in bookings and sales in 2011 and year-end bookings are expected to reach close to US $1.6 billion for the combined companies.

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