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Suncor helping essential workers with $3 million in aid

Suncor’s Petro-Canada arm is contributing $3 million to help meet the needs of Canadians and their communities by supporting all essential work, through small acts of kindness.

Commentary: COVID-19 highlights our vulnerabilities, our mettle

We face an uncertain future. Yet, we remain as committed to our community and industry as we were on the very first day we opened in 1987. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve adjusted our production and teamed up with other manufacturers to produce needed equipment for healthcare workers on the frontlines to care for the sick.

Portable COVID-19 testing unit puts Ottawa company on the map

An Ottawa-based biotech firm says orders are pouring in from across the world for its handheld device that’s designed to produce COVID-19 test results in as little as half an hour.

Global Energy Show cancels, looks to next year

COVID-19 has claimed another show, with organizers announcing the postponement of its flagship North American event, the Global Energy Show.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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The Wild West Show – Episode 1

Welcome to the first podcast of the Wild West Show, where we look at anything and everything that is affecting the western provinces, its people, and the economy.
We thought we would start off on the right foot with a familiar face in the oil and gas sector: Marlon Ellerby, the president of EnergyAuctions.
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Sponsored Spotlight 

Download the New IPP&T eBook: Level Measurement

Accuracy is paramount when choosing the right level measuring technology, and there are many factors to consider before purchasing. A variety of common technologies are available for continuous level measurement, including capacitance, free space radar, guided wave radar, gamma, pressure and ultrasonic.
IPP&T’s Level Handbook contains a number of articles that provide expert advice and applications for executives, engineers and plant personnel who are looking to improve their industrial processing operations. Download here

Manufacturing’s Finest Hour

“As someone who has spent my entire adult life in the manufacturing industry, it comes as no surprise that manufacturers are once again stepping up to the plate. I couldn’t be prouder of the way many are responding to the urgent need to produce the tools and equipment needed to win this war.” » Read more

Continuous thermal monitoring for industrial equipment

Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has a new technology to help facilities get closer to the ultimate goal of zero downtime. » Learn More

Sandvik Coromant’s optimized multi-material drill

Sandvik Coromant, has launched the latest edition to its CoroDrill 860 range. The CoroDrill 860 has an advanced-GM geometry that offers high-performance drilling across a wide range of materials and applications, as well as significantly improved tool life. » Learn More

BPS vibratory feeders designed for tough jobs

Vibratory feeders manufactured by Best Process Solutions, Inc. (BPS), are designed to smoothly convey products. Flow of material is adjustable, and flow rate can be variable or fixed. » Learn More

The smallest, lightest and easiest-mounting compact cylinder

The new DPDM Multimount compact cylinder is Festo’s smallest, lightest and most economical choice yet in its class. It’s ideal for many applications compact cylinders perform, such as stopping or stabilizing small work pieces or work platforms in light manufacturing. » Learn More

SIAL Canada in Montreal

Palais des Congres
Montreal, Que.
Postponed to Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020
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International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Ill.
Postponed to October 6-8, 2020
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

Edmonton Expo Centre
Edmonton, Alta.
Postponed to October 27-28, 2020
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BCWWA 48th Annual Conference & Trade Show

Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
Penticton, B.C.
Postponed to November 2-4, 2020
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Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources

BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Calgary, Alta.
Postponed to November 30- December 2, 2020
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Global Energy Show

BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Calgary, Alta.
CANCELLED now June 8-10, 2021
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