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December 5, 2019

Manufacturers take stock of effects from rail strike

An end to a nationwide rail strike that has gripped the country for eight days is within sight, but concerns linger over the economic fallout.

Canadian aluminum foam technology adopted for non-lethal bullets

Mississauga, Ont.-based Cymat Technologies Ltd. has delivered over 38,000 SmartMetal Stabilized Aluminum Foam (SAF) cylinders to Nobel Sport to be used in their manufacture of non-lethal bullets.

Boeing goes back to humans when robots come up short

After four years of trial and error, Boeing is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 and 777X jetliners.

Autoparts maker expecting $500 million hit from GM strike

Canada’s auto parts maker Magna International Inc. said the recent labour disruption at one of its biggest customers will hurt full-year sales.
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CEMS: Large Lines, Ducts & Stacks

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VOC-free anti-slip coating for high traffic areas

Wooster Products introduces Walk-A-Sured Water Clear Epoxy System, an anti-slip coating which provide high traction and durability on a variety of surfaces – an eco-friendly, two-component epoxy system that meets OSHA and ADA standards, and ASTM slip-resistance requirements. » Learn More

Bionomic’s Series 6500 Jet Ejector Venturi Scrubber

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Schneider Electric introduces Galaxy VS 3-phase UPS

The new Galaxy VS 10-50 kW with internal smart battery modules improves availability with added battery flexibility and monitoring, redundant battery strings, and self-configuration. » Learn More

Regulated vibration reliably discharges bulk bags

The new Model 821 Bulk Bag Unloader provides a safe, dust-tight and highly effective means for discharging a wide assortment of dry solid materials from within various size bulk bags, typically for use in conjunction with Acrison metering equipment. » Learn More

18th Annual Shutdowns Turnarounds Superconference

Hyatt Regency Calgary
Calgary, Alta.
December 10-11, 2019
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PDAC 2020

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ont.
March 1-4, 2020
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Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CsHm)

Telus Convention Centre
Calgary, Alta.
March 17-18, 2020
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International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Ill.
April 28-30, 2020
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

Edmonton Expo Centre
Edmonton, Alta.
April 29-30, 2020
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Global Petroleum Show 2020

BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Calgary, Alta.
June 9-11, 2020
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