Industry Update

Merchandise exports surge, says Statscan

August 8, 2018

Canada’s trade gap narrowed in June to its lowest level in 17 months.

Read more: Trade gap hits 17-month low


August 8, 2018

Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have led Canadian auto parts maker Magna to lower its yearly North American production forecast.

Read more: Magna lowers production forecast on expected hit from tariffs

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz

August 8, 2018

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, says "opportunistic" US companies are taking advantage of 25 per cent tariffs on metals introduced by President Donald Trump to hike the prices they charge.

Read more: US companies using tariffs to hike prices, Linamar CEO says

Canadian Welding Association

August 3, 2018

The CWB Association has launched a new web site and members’ portal offering new and improved membership options and resources.

Read more: CWB Association launches new web site, members’ portal

IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI for July 2018

August 1, 2018

The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for July shows output levels rising at the fastest pace since March of last year.

Read more: Manufacturing growth holds in July: prices rise at record pace

Bombardier Francilien

July 31, 2018

Bombardier’s rail division, Bombardier Transportation, has received an order for 36 Francilien train sets from the French national railway corporation, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF).

Read more: Bombardier to supply 36 commuter trains to Paris

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

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