Industry Update

Bombardier C series

March 4, 2018

Workers at Bombardier Aerospace have overwhelmingly approved a reciprocity agreement to govern labour relations under a future C Series partnership with Airbus.

Read more: Bombardier workers approve reciprocity with Airbus

US tariffs

March 4, 2018

US politicians, business leaders and commentators have all challenged White House plans to include Canada in its planned “national-security” steel and aluminum tariffs.

Read more: Exclude Canada from steel, aluminum tariffs, US insiders tell White House

Morneau and Trudeau Photo Sean Kilpatrick Canadian Press

February 28, 2018

As a political document, a federal budget is always guaranteed to draw a wide range of responses.

Read more: Budget 2018: some of the reactions

General Dynamics

February 21, 2018

General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada has announced that it has become a network partner of the Southern Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Canada Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster.

Read more: General Dynamics Land Systems joins Ontario manufacturing supercluster

CWB Group rebrands business divisions under one brand: CWB

February 21, 2018

Following on the heels of its 70th anniversary, The CWB Group is rebranding its different business units under one brand, CWB. The organization says the initiative will help industry more easily identify the CWB's complete offerings.

Read more: Welding association CWB Group rebrands under one name

The Finn Power Oy plant in Seinajoki, Finland

February 15, 2018

Prima Industrie S.p.A. is celebrating the ten-year acquisition of Finn-Power with plans to move Finn-Power OY into a new 20, 000 sq m in Findland.

Read more: Prima Power celebrates 10 year union, plans expansion

Lincoln Electric

February 13, 2018

Lincoln Electric has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

Read more: Lincoln Electric among world’s most ethical companies: Ethisphere Institute

Photo: Chad Hipolito, CP

February 13, 2018

Three Canadian solar panel manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the 30 per cent tariff it set on solar cell imports last month.

Read more: Canadian solar panel makers sue U.S. government

Steel to wheels 2

February 11, 2018

With the Winter Olympics underway in Korea, World Steel, a non-profit organisation representing global steel manufacturers, has published an article on how innovation in steel is a crucial success factor for elite-level ice hockey teams.

Read more: Steel innovation powers elite hockey teams

Photo: The SWR system from BC company Novarc Technologies uses robotics and human input to optimize pipe welding operations. The company developed the technology with R&D support from Lincoln Electric Co. of Canada.

February 10, 2018

Developed in the last 10 years, collaborative robots marry automation with human input to increase a company’s productivity while at the same time letting less skilled and less experienced welders successfully perform critical welds.

Read more: Collaborative welding comes of age

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