BNN Bloomberg on the federal election call: which issues matter most? Click image to enlarge

With the federal election just announced for October 21, BNN Bloomberg has conducted an informal poll to find out which issues matter most to Canadian voters.

The Open Energy policy seems to top the list by a hefty margin. Other issues: the economy, housing, taxation, the environment, health care, employment and the future of work and how much the SNC-Lavalin scandal will sway voters.

Watch the BNN Bloomberg video report.

Joint machine tool open house draws crowds

The Joint Open House, an annual event organized by Canadian machine tool distributors, was once again, a big success among manufacturers drawn to the event to see the more than 60 CNC machine tools under power.

Learning about laser cutting and welding

Ontario fabricators interested in laser technology attended a TRUMPF seminar on October 8 to learn about laser cutting and laser welding.

Aluminum demand surges as China cuts back

A new report by Bloomberg says aluminum prices have hit a ten-year high as demand surges while supplies are coming under constraint.

$10 M for aerospace, advanced manufacturing

Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg, MB, is getting a $10 million investment from the Federal government for aerospace and advanced manufacturing educational programs.

Italian machine tools see modest increase

The Italian machine tool industry saw a modest rise in exports of machine tools, but domestic demand remained flat in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest figures from the Italian machine tool association, UCIMU.

Heimatec joins other tooling lines to form Platinum Tooling Technologies

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

TRUMPF bolsters its metal additive business

TRUMPF is in advanced talks to fully acquire its TRUMPF SISMA S.R.L. additive manufacturing joint venture from partner SISMA S.p.A.

Labor shortage placing industry survival at stake: Hasrouny

Never mind Covid-19 restrictions and supply chain disruptions, the biggest challenge the metalworking industry faces over the next decade is finding skilled labor, says Marc Hasrouny and as president of the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (CMTDA) he plans to make addressing this issue his top priority.

Walter acquires GWS Tool Group

Walter has signed an agreement to acquire GWS Tool Group, which manufactures solid carbide endmills and drills as well as HSS taps and PCD products.

Ontario, Quebec lead manufacturing rebound in May

Manufacturing sales increased 10.7 per cent to $40.2 billion in May following a record 27.9 per cent decline in April, according to Statistics Canada’s Monthly Manufacturing Survey.

Big turnout for BC machine tool open house

In yet another sign that the manufacturing industry is in revival mode, 300 people attended an open house at Thomas Skinner's Vancouver, BC, branch, "the best turn-out in years," says Don Babineau, vice president of operations.

Getting an educational edge on machining

Local manufacturers had the opportunity to learn about the latest machining innovations at a joint supplier event held at machine tool distributor Ferro Technique's Mississauga, ON, facility.

WorldSkills comes to Niagara Falls in 2016

Skills/Competences Canada in conjunction with SkillsUSA have been granted the right to host the WorldSkills General Assembly in 2016. World Skills will take place in Niagara Falls.

New Flyer acquires specialty vehicle maker

 

Manitoba bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has acquired ARBOC Specialty Vehicles for US $95 million.

MAG Group gets new owner, Fair Friend Group

MAG Group is now part of the Fair Friend Group. While the purchase price was not disclosed FFG's machine tool division is expected to generate annual sales of more than US $2.3 billion, including MAG Group figures.

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