Industry Update

GM Canada Oshawa assembly plant

December 14, 2018

GM Canada says it plans to provide financial support to the close to 3,000 workers who will be losing their jobs at the Osahwa, ON, assembly plant when it closes in 2019.

Read more: GM Canada commits to job support for Oshawa assembly workers

Mark Cadogan

December 14, 2018

Effective January 2019, Mark Cadogan is joining Renishaw (Canada) Limited as machine tool product business manager. Mark has long experience in manufacturing, specifically in CAD/CAM. Although based in Windsor, Mark will be responsible for managing the Renishaw machine tool probing business throughout the whole country.

New VIA Rail fleet by Siemens Mobility

December 12, 2018

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a $989 million contract to replace the VIA Rail Canada fleet that operates in the 2200-km Quebec City-Windsor Corridor.

Read more: Siemens to replace VIA Rail’s Québec-Windsor Corridor train fleet

GF Machining Solutions

December 12, 2018

GF Machining Solutions has expanded its Business Development/Marketing and Sales teams with new additions, from within the organization and outside.

Read more: GF Machining Solutions adds marketing and sales expertise

GTA top employers for 2019

December 12, 2018

The Globe and Mail has published its “GTA’s Top Employers 2019” list, and a number of companies in industries of relevance to Shop Metalworking Technology readers have made the cut.

Read more: GTA’s most forward-looking employers recognized

DMG MORI Canada Technology Days

December 7, 2018

An espresso served by a collaborative robot, a robotic machining cell, new machining automation handling solutions and innovations in turning were part of the offerings at DMG MORI Canada’s Technology Days.

Read more: DMG MORI Canada showcases machining, robotic advances

Foreign investment numbers look good overall

December 3, 2018

Foreign mining and energy companies registered the highest spending in Canada in almost two years, driving a significant increase in foreign direct investment in the country.

Read more: Mining and energy spending boosts foreign investment in Canada

NRC automotive innovation hub in London, ON. Photo: NRC

December 3, 2018

The National Research Council (NRC) has opened a $5 million Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub in London, ON.

Read more: Automotive innovation hub opens in Ontario

IHS Canada Manufacturing PMI Nov 2018

December 3, 2018

The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for November hit a three-month high.

Read more: Business conditions improve sharply in November: manufacturing PMI

Mazak acquires MegaStir expanding on its Hybrid multi-tasking machine technology offerings

December 3, 2018

Mazak Corp. has acquired MegaStir, a supplier of friction stir welding (FSW) tools and technology, expanding Mazks Hybrid multi-tasking machine technology offerings.

Read more: Mazak expands hybrid multi-tasking technology with acquisition

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