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The federal government has announced funding for two Lower Mainland companies as part of its Steel and Aluminum Initiative.

Menzies Metal Products will receive $663,921 to purchase to purchase two pieces of equipment, install a resource system, and adopt lean management practices. Reliable Tube Inc. will receive $1 million to upgrade its manufacturing capacity with a tube laser-cutting machine.

Delivered by regional development agencies, the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) Steel and Aluminum Initiative provides SME steel and aluminum manufacturers and users with non-repayable contributions for projects to enhance productivity, increase competitiveness by adopting new innovative technologies, and create more highly skilled jobs. In Western Canada, this funding is delivered through Western Economic Diversification Canada.

AK Motor reaches out to partners for Canadian EV

As AK Motor International develops its plans for the Canadian Maple Majestic Canadian all-electric vehicle (EV) the company is now reaching out to recruit parts suppliers and technology developers.

DiPaolo expands with new hire Terry Kunath

Terry Kunath has joined DiPaolo Machine Tools as an applications engineer.

Abicor Binzel makes changes to Canadian operations

Etienne Blouin

Etienne Blouin has been promoted to head a new Environmental Systems Group at Abicor Binzel.

Seen at IMTS: Breakthrough technology for metal bonded grinding wheels

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Italian machinery outlook brightens

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TRUMPF to build Industry 4.0-enabled facility

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CanWeld 2016 celebrates industry contributors

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Amada opens Toronto Technical Centre

Amada Canada Ltd. has opened a new technical centre to better service Canadian customers.

Canadian auto parts makers team up to builder ventilators

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EMEC, Milltronics sign distribution deal

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Héroux-Devtek acquires Alta Précision

Landing gear manufacturer Héroux-Devtek Inc. has concluded the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Montréal-based Alta Précision Inc., a manufacturer of high-precision landing gear components.

CWB, OPG boost welding education in Durham region

Welding education at four Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) schools is about to get a major boost from a high-powered industry partnership.

Renishaw to collaborate on 3D aerospace parts

Renishaw's Spanish subsidiary Renishaw Ibérica, S.A.U. is working with a unique selection of other Spanish engineering companies and research centres in a ground-breaking project which could change the way aerospace turbines are manufactured forever.

July PMI signals fastest output increase since Q3 2018

Improving customer demand is bolstering Canada’s manufacturing sector, according to the latest report from IHS Markit.

Honda to invest $492 M in Ontario manufacturing plants

Honda Canada plans to invest $492 million in its Ontario manufacturing plants over the next three years to modernize is operations.

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