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August 11, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.

Read more: The manufacturing mantra

August 11, 2013

by Steve Rodgers

Canadian automotive suppliers gaining international respect

One of the recognized truisms of the Canadian automotive industry is that from a manufacturing perspective, we have long punched above our economic weight.

Read more: Global manufacturing expertise

August 11, 2013

by Jim Quick

Aerospace leads manufacturing in productivity, innovation

This fall, the aerospace industry in Canada will gather in Ottawa for the Canadian Aerospace Summit.

Read more: Leadership in a global industry

June 16, 2013

by Mary Scianna

When the International Monetary Fund cut its 2013 Canadian growth forecast to 1.5 per cent in April from an October
2012 estimate of 2 per cent, Canada abruptly fell to last place among the Group of 20 countries outside Europe for economic growth.

Read more: Can Canada regain economic superstar status?

June 16, 2013

What one factor would help your manufacturing business become more competitive and why?

Read more: Shop talk: staying competitive

June 16, 2013

by Tim Wilson

To increase productivity, enhanced visibility is a must 

Today’s industrial landscape requires a lot from fabricators and job shops: they’re expected to deliver quality products to differing specifications, keeping their customers happy while ensuring margins.

Read more: Seeing is believing

May 22, 2013

by Tim Wilson

The dark art of job estimating brought to light

Ask someone how he estimates a job and you’ll likely get a wry smile, perhaps a wink.

Read more: Getting the order

May 20, 2013

by Andrew Milivojevich 

Improvements in production equipment can fall under SR&ED claims

Read more: Boost profits & productivity with R&D

May 19, 2013

The Federal government spends nearly $2.5 billion for skills training in Canada via training transfers to provincial governments and territories.

Read more: Skills training: government funding isn't enough

April 9, 2013

Electric vehicles (EV) have improved considerably since they first hit the market. New and improved models were on display at the auto shows in Detroit in January and in Toronto in February.

Read more: Electric vehicles: they're building them, but are you buying?

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