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Bell Helicopter Textron Canada relocates assembly program to Quebec

Quebec is welcoming Bell Helicopter Textron Canada’s plan to relocate the assembly of its new Bell 505 five-passenger commercial helicopter from Louisiana to Mirabel, Que. The company says it also intends to carry out flight testing, certification and final assembly of its next commercial model in Mirabel. >> Read full article

Workforce turnover challenges chemical companies as retirement surge looms: report

North American chemical companies are facing workforce turnover issues, which unresolved, could result in more unplanned operations disruptions, more hiring and training costs and more efforts to maintain safety, according to a recent survey by Accenture and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). >> Read full article

Autopro named a Rockwell Recognized System Integrator Partner

System integrator Autopro Automation Consultants says it has joined the Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator Program, meeting program criteria for “operational excellence, application expertise and customer focus.” >> Read full article

Baldor Electric’s Belton plant completes 18-year safety milestone

The Baldor Electric Company gearbox manufacturing plant in Belton, S.C., is celebrating a milestone achievement. This month, the company announced it recently completed 18 years without a lost time accident, and employees have worked one year without any recordable accidents. >> Read full article

IBM and Cisco combine Watson IoT with edge analytics

A new global collaboration between IBM and Cisco aims to provide instant Internet of Things (IoT) insight at the edge of the network. The parties say that now, businesses and organizations in remote and autonomous locations will be able to tap the combined power of IBM’s Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities to “more deeply understand and act on critical data on the network edge.” >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

GM to grow connected, autonomous vehicle engineering and software work in Canada

Last week, General Motors announced a major expansion to its engineering and software work in Canada, focusing on “innovative” new automotive systems and technologies for the future. The automaker says it intends to expand its Canadian engineering base to reach a total of 1,000 positions over the next few years, and will open a new Automotive Software Development Centre in Markham, Ont., to accommodate the growing team. >> Learn More…


Switching regulator

Mornsun says it has extended its portfolio of non-isolated switching regulator DC/DC converters with the K78-1000R3 series. >> Read full article

Power supply

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPL-05SEUP series is a family of ultra-miniature, 5W AC/DC power supplies, designed specifically for applications where “performance requirements are high but space is limited.” >> Read full article

Switch boasts enhanced safety for maintenance personnel

Eaton has launched its OEM Line Isolation (OLI) switch, a device allowing electrical equipment operators and maintenance personnel access to control panels without exposure to line side voltage, it says. >> 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