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Kingston selected for formula producer Feihe’s first Canadian venture

Kingston, Ont., has been chosen as the home of Feihe International’s new Canadian infant formula manufacturing operation. Slated to break ground next spring, the plant represents a $225-million investment.

Shell completes debottlenecking project at Western Canada refinery

Shell has completed a “major growth project” at its Scotford Refinery near Edmonton, Alta., which it says will increase hydrocracker production capacity by 20 per cent.

TM Robotics partners with A-Tech to sell industrial robots in Canada

TM Robotics and Toshiba Machine have partnered with A-Tech Instruments, which supplies measurement and control instrumentation for research and industry, to sell and support Toshiba Machine robots in Canada.

Three trends that will matter for Canadian businesses in 2017: Avanade

Digital innovation across applications and platforms is pushing organizations to relearn how they interact with their workforce, customers and partners. Avanade Canada’s Jeff Gilchrist shares his top three predictions that will be key for Canadian organizations in 2017.

B.C. invests in new project to help manufacturers meet labour needs

The B.C. government has committed more than $45,000 for a new partnership project with manufacturers in the province’s North Central region to help identify their labour needs as well as factors that shape their workforce.
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New PowerPact B industrial circuit breaker. Flexibility for machine control and electrical distribution

The new 15 to 125A PowerPact B circuit breaker offers 25% more capacity in less than two-thirds the size of the legacy 100A breakers. Specially designed for machine control and electrical distribution, it saves you time in electrical design, mounting and wiring thanks to its DIN rail mounting and built-in control wire terminals. It also helps to avoid cable creep with its EverLink Lugs technology. PowerPact B: Efficiency that clicks. >> Learn more
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FCA Windsor plant begins producing “first-ever” electrified minivan

FCA US LLC says the industry’s first-ever electrified minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, has been rolling off the line at its Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario since December 1. In an effort to upgrade the plant, FCA US invested US$2.6 billion to develop the Pacifica, including its hybrid counterpart, with US$744 million (more than CAD$1 billion) to add floor space, retool and upgrade equipment. » Learn more
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“Easy to install” mechanical seal cartridges

KSB Pumps has introduced a new family of modular cartridge-type mechanical seals which it says are optimized for wet or dry-installed wastewater pumps. » Read full article

X-ray inspection system

Nikon Metrology has released the Mk 4 XT V platform iteration which it says introduces “key improvements to enhance user experience and system reliability changes to increase uptime.” » Read full article

Sensors for hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder position feedback

Alliance Sensors Group says its MR series of linear position sensors, for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, is designed to be a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for magnetostrictive sensors. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

IoT and Its Impact on Manufacturing 2017

Location: Malvern, Penn.
Date: January 11, 2017 » Lorem ipsum dolor

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

Hannover Messe 2017

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 24-28, 2017 » More info