Industry Update

Algoma Steel

December 2, 2018

Algoma Steel Inc. has completed the purchase of the assets of Essar Steel, emerging from the creditor protection it has been under for three years.

Read more: Algoma Steel free of creditor protection, announces hiring, investments

André Belisle

November 30, 2018

Bystronic Canada has added André Belisle to its Canadian division as direct sales engineer.

Read more: André Belisle joins Bystronic as direct sales engineer

GM Oshawa shutdown

November 28, 2018

The announcement by GM that it will shutter its Oshawa car plant at the end of 2019 has provoked a storm of comment and controversy.

Read more: GM's Oshawa announcement stirs debate

Mazak congratulates Team Penske NASCAR win

November 28, 2018

Mazak Corp., a Team Penske technical sponsor, congratulates owner Roger Penske, driver Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion on winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, securing the team's second Cup Series title.

Read more: Mazak congratulates Team Penske NASCAR win

GMCanada

November 26, 2018

GM has announced that it will close its Oshawa, ON auto plant as part of a global restructuring.

Read more: GM’s Ottawa plant to close next year

Platinum Tooling

November 20, 2018

Tooling manufacturer Heimatec has become part of a new corporation: Platinum Tooling Technologies.

Read more: Heimatec joins other tooling lines to form Platinum Tooling Technologies

Image: Aéro Montréal

November 14, 2018

Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, has received $2.977 million in funding to support the development of the StartAero360° initiative during the launch of the federal strategy for innovation and growth of Québec regions.

Read more: Nearly $3 M for Québec aerospace cluster

Attendees listen to Renishaw's David Chang as he explains the benefits of the new Equator 500

November 14, 2018

More than 300 manufacturers and close to 200 high school students attended a Mazak Canada automation event in November at the company’s Cambridge, ON, facility.

Read more: Mazak Canada automation event draws hundreds

Trudeau talks tariffs

November 11, 2018

Tariffs imposed by the US Trump administration on Canadian steel and aluminum had no effect on trade talks – and Canada may ratify the new USMCA agreement even if they remain in place, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview with CNN.

Read more: Tariffs had no impact on NAFTA talks: Trudeau

ENSIS 3015 with AMS 3015 CL

November 11, 2018

Visitors to FABTECH 2018 in Atlanta, GA, saw what they expected to see: examples of automation, additive and other smart manufacturing solutions.

Read more: FABTECH 2018: Embracing Technology

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