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Valeant Canada aims to boost local manufacturing with $27.5M investment

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valeant Canada will be investing a total of $27.5 million in its Steinbach, Man., and Laval, Que., manufacturing facilities in an effort to expand its manufacturing and export capacity. >> Read full article

Top talent awarded at Skills Canada National Competition 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 22nd Skills Canada National Competition, the “only national multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country.” The organization says more than 200 medals were awarded to champions in six skilled trade or technology sectors. How did competitors from your province or territory fare? >> Read full article

Bombardier to shift some work on Q400 out of Toronto

Bombardier Aerospace and its union have agreed on a plan for cutting 200 positions at the company’s Q400 manufacturing operation in Toronto, Ont., so some work can be outsourced to other countries. >> Read full article

Ford shortens SUV plant shutdown to handle sales rise

Ford says its Ford-brand SUVs are seeing their best sales start in company history in the first half of 2016, prompting it to build nearly 22,000 extra SUVs this summer. The increased demand means the automaker will shorten its traditional two-week summer shutdown at three SUV plants — including the Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario — to just one week. >> Read full article

Annette Clayton to head Schneider Electric North America operations

Schneider Electric has appointed Annette Clayton president and CEO of its North America operations, where she will be based at the company’s North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. and responsible for driving business strategy and execution for the region. >> Read full article

Sign up now! Mitutoyo Canada releases 2016 workshop dates

Mitutoyo Canada will be hosting a series of complimentary workshops throughout 2016, that cover a range of metrology related topics. Mark your calendar for the upcoming workshops! >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

FCA milestone anniversary marked with funding announcement by Ontario premier

The University of Windsor/FCA Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) marked its 20th anniversary last week with a special celebration attended by dignitaries, employees, senior executives, media and special guest Kathleen Wynne, premier of Ontario, who made a surprise funding announcement — up to $85.8 million to FCA Canada to support enhanced research at the ARDC, plus advanced training for the workforce at the Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) and technology enhancements related to the production of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. >> Learn More…


Connected shopfloor solutions

At Hannover Messe 2016, Bosch presented hard- and software solutions for the “flexible, networked factories of tomorrow”: mobile assistance systems that work alongside human operators without the need for safety fences, while modular automation systems analyze, report on and control a wide range of production processes. >> Read full article

Handheld meter series

Omega presents the HHC200 series of portable environmental meters for temperature, pressure, RPM/light intensity, air flow, humidity, dew point, and wet bulb measurement. >> Read full article

LCR meter with bin sorting functions

B&K Precision describes its model 891 300 kHz bench LCR meter as a “compact, value-priced” LCR meter that can measure inductance, capacitance, and resistance with 0.05-per-cent best impedance accuracy over a fully adjustable test frequency range of 20 Hz to 300 kHz. >> 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