August 26, 2012

When the bank says “no” to acquisition plans, it's time to turn to non-traditional financing

by Mark Borkowski

In the business of investment banking we are exposed to many difficult situations that business owners may face.

Read more: Where's the money?

August 26, 2012

Opportunities for growth in resilient automotive industry 

by Tim Wilson

If there is a good news story in the midst of the present economic malaise–in which the US economy is stuck in neutral, and the European crisis trudges on–it is here in Canada where, despite a strong dollar, the automotive industry has shown remarkable resilience.

Read more: Gearing up for business

August 26, 2012

YOUR BUSINESS | Automotive

by Tim Wilson

For Alec’s Automotive Machine Shop in Vancouver, BC, staying relevant means being able to change with the times.

Read more: Finding your niche

June 20, 2012

Initiative looks to reverse manufacturing industry’s declining trend

by Nigel Southway

It’s now clear to many Canadians that it’s time to rescue our declining manufacturing industries. 

Read more: It's time to "take back manufacturing"

June 19, 2012

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Mining asteroids—rich in iron, nickel, rare platinum group metals and water—is a smart idea and one that may open the doors to a new manufacturing sector in the future.

Read more: Space: a new manufacturing frontier?

June 19, 2012

What is the biggest challenge you face running a manufacturing business in Canada?

The biggest challenge is finding skilled help.

Read more: Shop Talk: Challenges when running a business

June 19, 2012

Market diversification as a competitive tool for manufacturing growth

by Tim Wilson 

Canada is an energy giant.

Read more: Expansion strategies

June 19, 2012

by Tim Wilson 

Solar power, once considered an impractical energy source in Canada’s northern climate, is beginning to hit its stride.

Read more: Sunny days for solar

May 20, 2012

CAM software enhancements offer machining benefits

by John Welch

“In the Ontario market we have seen a high surge of CNC multi-axis machinery being shipped out to various types of manufacturing outfits,”

Read more: 4 Steps to better machining

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