May 19, 2012

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Growth in the manufacturing industry in Canada occurs in two ways—through domestic companies and foreign direct investments.

Read more: Canada's Carrots

April 26, 2012

To learn about new manufacturing technologies and educate your shop floor workers, does your company prefer to use online resources such as webinars, or does it send people off site to trade shows, conferences and seminars?

Read more: Shop thought - Educate your workers

April 26, 2012

The work is there, the skilled workers are not

by Tim Wilson

There is good news for Canada’s manufacturing sector.

Read more: Training for Canada's manufacturers

March 1, 2012

By Mary Scianna

Paul Ellery, owner of Ellery Manufacturing, a 34-year-old Surrey, BC, machine shop has had so much trouble finding good skilled machinists for his CNC shop that he’s hired head hunting companies in Toronto, the UK and the Philippines.

Read more: Tapping into an Untapped Market

March 1, 2012

Have you had trouble finding skilled trade workers for your manufacturing operation? If so, how have you addressed the issue?

Read more: Shop Thought

February 19, 2012

by John Mitchell

You’ve invested heavily in your new CNC machine.

Read more: Listen to your cutting tool supplier

November 23, 2011

By Mary Scianna

There’s a saying that it takes a village to raise a child.

Read more: Reshoring: Home for the holidays or home for good?

November 1, 2011

Far too often, Canadian industry tends to take a wait and see approach instead of delving first into new technologies.

Read more: Shop View: Robotics, yes; robotic thinking, no

October 22, 2011

Much has been written about how North American manufacturing has flowed to the Far East, followed closely behind by service sectors, such as IT and graphic design.

Read more: Shop View: China and India: Friend or foe for Canadian manufacturing?

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