Industry Update

Elliott Matsuura and Excetek

July 26, 2018

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Excetek Technologies Co. Ltd., to suppy sinker, drill and large wire EDM machines in Canada.

Read more: Elliott Matsuura to sell Excetek EDMs in Canada

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh with Essex ON MP Tracey Ramsey, talking with CAMM chair Jonathon Azzopardi

July 24, 2018


Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal New Democratic Party, visited Windsor recently to find out how tariffs and changes to the free trade agreement could affect companies in the region’s large US-facing manufacturing sector.

Read more: Singh finds uncertainty in Canadian manufacturing sector

Recession fears

July 18, 2018

In an opinion piece featured in the Globe and Mail, Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz warns that US President Donald Trump’s newly levied tariffs on Canadian goods coming into the country could have a catastrophic economic impact.

Read more: Trump tariffs tipping us toward a recession: Linamar CEO

Online manufacturing resource platform

July 17, 2018

A new online manufacturing resource platform called “A Faster Horse” has launched.

Read more: Brand neutral manufacturing resource platform

Mind Over Metal

July 12, 2018

Stelco has announced that it is the National Steel Sponsor for over 80 CWB Welding Foundation Mind Over Metal (MOM) camps that will run throughout Canada in 2018/19.

Read more: Stelco National Steel Sponsor for Mind Over Metal camps

Car sales

July 12, 2018

Auto sales growth in 2018 has been led by strong gains in developing economies, but US protectionism may stall further gains, writes Scotiabank economist Juan Manuel Herrera in the July 2018 Global Auto Report.

Read more: Auto sales strong, US protectionism a threat: report

Mind over Metal

July 9, 2018

A high school in St. John, New Brunswick is home to a groundbreaking welding camp for young newcomers to Canada.

Read more: “Mind over Metal” introduces welding to young new Canadians

David Golls

July 4, 2018

Bystronic Canada has appointed David Golls as direct sales engineer for Alberta and British Columbia.

Read more: Bystronic Canada appoints new direct sales engineer

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal

July 3, 2018

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal, a welding instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), has been named the 2018 Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Membership Award recipient by the American Welding Society.

Read more: KPU welding instructor awarded for teaching excellence

Record high growth for manufacturing

July 3, 2018

The manufacturing sector hit record-high levels in June, according to the latest data from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), registering 57.1, up from 56.2 in May and the highest reading in  more than seven and a half years of data collection.

Read more: Manufacturing hits record-high growth: Survey

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