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Conference Board: Lack of business investment could derail Canada’s economic growth

Business investment outside of the energy sector remains sluggish, despite many manufacturing industries being at or close to full capacity, according to a recent briefing from The Conference Board of Canada. >> Read full article

French’s announces bottling plans for Toronto

French’s Food Company says starting early next year, all ketchup it sells in Canada will be bottled in the country. The tomatoes in French’s ketchup sold in Canada already come from local farmers, but some of the bottling presently takes place in Ohio. >> Read full article

Moosehead Breweries plans new N.B.-based small-batch brewery

Moosehead Breweries says it envisions the new small-batch brewery to be a “centre for education and innovation” and will include two small-scale brewing systems, “allowing the company to explore new product development and new brewing techniques.” >> Read full article

Cisco index predicts near-tripling of IP traffic by 2020

According to yesterday’s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 per cent over the next five years. The global digitization transformation, based on the adoption of personal devices and deployment of machine-to-machine connections will have an even greater impact on traffic growth. >> Read full article

Manufacturers who have embraced IoT are leading the digital transformation

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already transformed the world of business — offering new opportunities to compete in the market, enabling companies to change business models and creating far greater insight into customer needs. According to a report from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), manufacturers are seeing three major impacts as a result of IoT initiatives. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Auto plant launches Cool Choices sustainability game to help reduce energy usage

The FCA US Belvidere Assembly Plant in Boone County, Ill., wants to make caring for the environment “cool.” In partnership with Cool Choices, a non-profit organization, Belvidere has launched an online “card” game to promote environmental awareness through employee engagement. >> Learn More…


Vision measurement system

Mitutoyo Canada has introduced the Quick Vision Active series to its line-up of vision measurement systems, describing it as an “easy-to-operate, space saving model with advanced functionality to meet diverse needs.” >> Read full article

Digital multimeter with thermal imager

Fluke has launched what it says is the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting. >> Read full article

Magnetic encoder

Encoder Products Company (EPC), a worldwide manufacturer of rotary encoders, has introduced the model 30M, a low-profile 30 mm diameter magnetic encoder module. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Automatica 2016

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 21-24, 2016 >> More Info

International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 12-17, 2016 >> More Info

ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 4-5, 2016 >> More Info