Image: ESAB Click image to enlargeWelders, pipe fitters and electricians are cited in a Workopolis survey among the high paying jobs in Canada that don't require a university degree.

 "Equipment Operators, Welders, Pipe Fitters, Electricians, Plumbers – all of these trades are in short supply in Canada. Even when working in cities, these roles can start at $80,000 to over $100,000. If you are willing to work remotely – then the salaries can go up exponentially," notes Peter Harris in a February 18 story on Workopolis' web site.

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Delcam expands North American support team

Cory Barrette, Michael Belanger and Jonathon Artiss have joined Delcam North America's post-sales support team, based in Windsor, ON.

Ferro Technique wins Doosan award for 2020 sales results

Machine tool distributor and service provider Ferro Technique has picked up numerous awards for exceptional performance and service during the Annual Doosan Dealer Meeting.

WATTS Up—Canada’s Battery Jackpot

by Noelle Stapinsky

The shift toward battery electric vehicles has delivered an astonishing amount of opportunities for mining, manufacturing, the supply chain and everything in between. But is Canada ready to take its rightful position in the global battery sector?

Racer Machinery picked for Siemens' control roll-out

Cambridge, Ont.-based Racer Machinery has been chosen to be part of Siemens’ “field experience” phase of its global rollout of Sinumerik One CNC control.

Innovative Toronto bicycle manufacturer adopts automated manufacturing

Helix Labs Inc. of Toronto, maker of what it says is the most compact, lightest and safest folding bike available, recently decided to automate its manufacturing facilities to meet demand for cost savings, quality and consistency.

Bombardier Aerospace on a roll

Recent aircraft deals valued at close to $1.5 billion

Bombardier Aerospace has had a recent slate of good news that is helping to spur growth in Canada’s aerospace parts manufacturing sector.

Dual pulse output control power supply

Amada Miyachi America, Inc.’s new CD-A series of capacitive discharge power supplies features dual pulse output control, internal pulse monitoring, optional polarity switching and is automation capable. They are ideal for battery tab welding, interconnects, honeycomb tacking and fine wire to pad applications.

Is Tesla's vision the automotive future?

 

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO has a vision for the future of the automotive industry, which he unveiled recently. Not surprising, his vision goes beyond simple automonomous vehicles. Here's a look at his "Master Plan Part Deux" which he unveiled in July, 2016 and outlined in an oline column, Teslarati.

GDP jumped in May: Statistics Canada

Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.5 per cent in May after falling off a cliff when emergency measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 resulted in widespread shutdowns.

July manufacturing PMI hits four month high

The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) signalled another fall in production levels for the month of July, but the decline was the softest since the current downturn began in April.

Canada to top-up small business relief fund

The Government of Canada has committed to provide an additional $600 million to support small and medium-sized businesses and their workers through its Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).

Manufacturers favour workplace vaccine passports: survey

A survey by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has found that while most Canadian manufacturers support vaccine passports, they also feel “strong clear guidance” from government has been lacking.

Canadian manufacturing leads strong growth

Canada's manufacturing industry grew at its fastest pace in more than two years, another sign that Canada's economy is off to a strong start in 2017.

June PMI shows signs of turnaround

There was a glimmer of hope for the Canadian manufacturing sector in June, as June economic data pointed to signs of a turnaround in momentum, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index from IHS Markit. 

Nova Scotia: In Position

by Andrew Brooks

Poised to grow – but ‘hanging on’ for now

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