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Worker dies at Saputo’s Trenton, Ont. facility

Dairy producer Saputo has reported that on December 15 at approximately 5pm, a fatality occurred on one of its Trenton, Ont., production lines.

Firm cited for hazards after robotic machine kills woman

Federal authorities have announced nearly two dozen safety violations issued to an auto parts manufacturer after a bride-to-be who worked at its Alabama plant was crushed to death by a robotic machine.

Canadian fruit, vegetable processor Pride Pak opens U.S. headquarters

Pride Pak opened the doors of its U.S. headquarters in Medina, N.Y., on November 30 in front of a crowd of more than 300 guests, including state and local officials. Describing itself as Canada’s largest fruit and vegetable processor, the company also operates a facility in Mississauga, Ont., and Paradise, N.L.

Manufacturing sales fell 0.8% in October 2016: StatCan

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent to $51.0 billion in October, including declines in the primary metal, petroleum and coal product, and machinery industries.

Greater readiness repels cyber threats: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Together with the National Emergency Supply Agency and the private sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland says it has developed tailored solutions bringing “improved cybersecurity and disruption-free operations” to manufacturers.
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Factory of the future will reduce conversion costs by up to 40%: BCG

Manufacturers that invest in the factory of the future will save up to 40 per cent of their conversion costs in 10 years, according to a new report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). To succeed, however, manufacturers have to leverage the potential of modular production concepts and new technologies, as well as optimize their processes, noted the report. » Learn more
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Interactive e-learning courses for industrial worker training

LearningSI, a provider of customized process and production-oriented training programs for industrial workers, has announced a new series of e-learning modules designed to help companies get new workers “up-to-speed faster, reduce downtime and improve their bottom lines.” » Read full article

Industrial-grade compressor solution

Denison Consulting Group, an energy management, engineering and information technology consulting firm, has introduced a new managed solution to monitor and manage industrial-grade compressors in real time. » Read full article

Process software with added SQL server integration

Seeq has released R15, describing it as an application for engineers and operations analysts in process manufacturing that “rapidly achieves insights from asset and operations data.” » Read full article
Event Calendar 

IoT and Its Impact on Manufacturing 2017

Location: Malvern, Penn.
Date: January 11, 2017 » More info

Siemens Innovation Tour 2017 - Oakville

Location: Oakville, Ont.
Date: January 18, 2017 » More info

Siemens Innovation Tour 2017 - Oakville

Location: Oakville, Ont.
Date: January 19, 2017 » More info

ARC Industry Forum Orlando 2017

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