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Auto parts maker fined $80,000 after worker injured

Poly-Nova Technologies GP Inc., a manufacturer of rubber parts for the automotive industry, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was permanently injured by a hydraulic power press.

Toronto company opening U.S. plant because of rising Ontario electricity rates

A Toronto, Ont.-based manufacturer of fasteners says it is opening its new manufacturing facility in the United States because rising energy costs have made Ontario uncompetitive for investment.

FedDev Ontario invests $7.3 million in new SONAMI advanced manufacturing network

The federal government has announced a non-repayable contribution of up to $7.3 million to support a new advanced manufacturing network that aims to help Canadian small- and medium-sized manufacturers adopt new technology.

Honeywell, Dover Energy Automation collaborate for asset integrity management

Honeywell and Dover Energy Automation are collaborating as part of the Honeywell INspire program, Honeywell’s joint customer development program for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem, which they say will help industrial energy customers “improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations.”

Tesla, Panasonic to make PV cells in Buffalo, New York

Japanese electronics company Panasonic and U.S. electric car maker Tesla plan to begin production of photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo, New York.
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Featured News 

Cavendish Farms to expand its business in Alberta with new plant

Cavendish Farms is building a new $350-million potato processing plant in Alberta, which it says will more than double its annual production capacity and help reduce its carbon footprint. » Learn more

Inspection instrument for in-house calibration

Mitutoyo has introduced the next generation i-Checker, model IC-2000, boasting efficient in-house calibration the following indicating gauges: dial indicator, dial test indicator, dial comparator, bore gauge, cylinder gauge, digimatic indicator, linear gauge, electrical comparator. » Read full article

Plug & Play online configurator

Eaton’s Plug & Play online configurator promises to provide an “easy and accessible” tool for enclosed control product selection. According to the company, the online tool simplifies the process required to design enclosed control solutions. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

IoT and Its Impact on Manufacturing 2017

Location: Malvern, Penn.
Date: January 11, 2017
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Siemens Innovation Tour 2017 - Oakville

Location: Oakville, Ont.
Date: January 18, 2017
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Siemens Innovation Tour 2017 - Oakville

Location: Oakville, Ont.
Date: January 19, 2017
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ARC Industry Forum Orlando 2017

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