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Injury at vegetable processing facility results in $80,000 fine

Bonduelle Canada, owner and operator of a vegetable processing facility in southwestern Ontario, pleaded guilty and was fined $80,000 after a worker was critically injured while cleaning a conveyor belt. What happened?

Rockwell announces $12-million commitment to FIRST

This month at Automation Fair 2016, Rockwell Automation announced a $12-million, four-year commitment to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-for-profit organization that works to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.

#NewRosie campaign honours women in manufacturing

In an effort to help break down stereotypes and encourage more women to pursue a career in manufacturing, Skill Scout is running a new digital video campaign that highlights female leaders in the industry.

Solar panel maker cutting 1,600 jobs globally

First Solar, the biggest U.S. manufacturer of solar panels, is cutting a quarter of its jobs worldwide and will reduce production at its only North American plant.

Trumpf, Siemens to offer software to streamline metal additive manufacturing

Laser system manufacturer Trumpf and engineering technology powerhouse Siemens are working together to develop a software solution to help industrialize laser metal fusion technology and make the additive manufacturing process for metal parts an integral part of the production process.
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Gay Lea Foods announces “unprecedented” $140-million investment

Gay Lea Foods has announced a $140-million investment over four years to establish what it says will be an innovative nutrition and nutraceutical-grade dairy ingredients hub in Canada. Phase one will commence in early 2017, with a $60-million expansion plan in the village of Teeswater in Bruce County, Ont., and a $3-million investment to build a Research & Development Centre of Excellence in Hamilton, Ont. » Learn more
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Gasketed wall-mount enclosures

The Hammond Manufacturing HN4WM series of gasketed wall-mount enclosures are sealed to UL 508 Type 4, CSA Type 4 and IEC 60529, IP66, providing protection where the enclosure may be hosed down, installed in wet or dusty conditions or be used in outdoor applications. » Read full article

Lower cost 7-in. PLC + HMI panel

Unitronics has launched the fourth model of the UniStream product line, saying it was specifically designed to improve the price competitiveness of the current UniStream 7-in. panel on the market. » Read full article

Plug-n-play cartridge dust collector

Clarcor Industrial Air launches the DustHog Plug-n-Play cartridge dust collector, describing it as a convenient, clean air solution for numerous manufacturing processes including welding, robotic weld cells, plasma and laser cutting, stone, bulk powders and more. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2016

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date:November 30 - December 1 » More info

ARC Industry Forum Orlando 2017

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 6-9, 2017 » More info

Automate/Promat 2017

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 3-6, 2017 » More info