Xiris makes machine vision technology from its plant in Burlington Ont.Click image to enlargeBurlington, Ont-based machine vision technology manufacturer Xiris is the latest company to be added to the roster of Ontario Made Program manufacturers.

All companies on the list are certified by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) in collaboration with the Ontario Government.

The Ontario Made initiative is a program led by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters in partnership with the Ontario provincial government as a way to support and promote local manufacturing and boost the Ontario manufacturing value chain.

The free program offers a digital branded logo to be used on products and marketing materials to help Ontarians easily identify which products their neighbours built so they can make informed buying decisions.

Siemens to replace VIA Rail’s Québec-Windsor Corridor train fleet

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a $989 million contract to replace the VIA Rail Canada fleet that operates in the 2200-km Quebec City-Windsor Corridor.

Access Machinery celebrates new facility opening

Vaughan mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, second from right with Irina Solovianenko, centre, Tony Carella, Vaughan councillor, second from left, and at far right Durma regional sales executive Ervin Umit

Access Machinery has celebrated the opening of its new facility in Concord, ON.

$62+ M for two Quebec aerospace firms

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

Honda, GM sign strategic MoU

Automakers GM and Honda have signed a non-binding deal working toward establishing a North American automotive alliance.

Okuma's summer showcase event

Okuma held its 2017 Summer Showcase event July 19-20 at its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC. More than 200 customers from 100 companies attended the event. Okuma created a video to highlight the event.

LVD opens new "Experience Centre"

 

LVD Group wants to connect its customers to leading edge, advanced fabricating technologies and it plans to do that via its new "Experience Centre (XP)" that recently opened in Belgium, global corporate headquarters for the company.

Mazak collaborates with Muratec on smart automation

Mazak has developed a new smart automation unmanned system in collaboration with Murata Machinery, the Mazatec SMS (Smart Manufacturin System).

Auto sales strong, US protectionism a threat: report

Auto sales growth in 2018 has been led by strong gains in developing economies, but US protectionism may stall further gains, writes Scotiabank economist Juan Manuel Herrera in the July 2018 Global Auto Report.

Canada-Europe agreement good for aluminum sector

Canada has finally signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Aluminium Association of Canada thinks it will be good for Canada's aluminum industry.

Manufacturing output up sharply in August

The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for August shows the strongest uptick in Canadian manufacturing output since December 2010.

Scotchman celebrates 50th anniversary

Scotchman Industries Inc. is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing metal fabricating equipment in the US.

Turning heads in Germany

Index Traub 2019 Open House showcases the latest in turning technologies

Canadian manufacturing rises: 6th month of consecutive growth

Canada's manufacturing industry continues to perform well with March marking the sixth consecutive month in which production and new orders picked up, while employment hit its highest level in close to five years, according to data from the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

Can oil hit $100? Where prices are headed in 2019

Scotiabank’s Rory Johnston talks to the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the likelihood of oil reaching the $100 dollar threshold – and what it will take to get there.

Manufacturers focus on augmented reality

Some manufacturers think augumented reality (AR) has an important role to play in the future and they, in conjunction with AR partners, have released the world's first augmented reality hardware and software functional requirement guidelines to help manufacturers incorporate AR technology into their processes.

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