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Calgary vinyl pressing plant appears to be closing

It appears one of the only vinyl record pressing plants in Canada has shut down its operations.

Moosehead kills plan for Saint John small batch brewery

Moosehead Breweries says it’s no longer going ahead with plans to build a small-batch brewery on the waterfront in Saint John, N.B., after realizing it couldn’t be completed within the planned budget.

New order growth hits two-year high in December 2016

December data highlighted a positive end to 2016 for the Canadian manufacturing sector, led by the fastest upturn in incoming new work for two years. The latest survey also pointed to the strongest pace of production growth since July and a sustained rise in payroll numbers.

B.C. continues to revamp curriculum to include coding classes

The British Columbia government is working toward having all students take a basic coding class starting in the 2018-19 school year.

BitFlow predicts five machine vision trends for 2017

Machine vision technology provider BitFlow has highlighted five technology trends it believes will be strategic for the vision industry this year, each with the potential to “significantly impact or even disrupt processes.”
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Featured News 

Honda Canada to invest $492 million to modernize Ontario plants

Earlier this week, Honda of Canada Mfg. announced it will invest $492 million over the next three years to help modernize its Ontario manufacturing facilities and “significantly” improve its manufacturing carbon footprint. » Learn more

Automation system

The Pilz PSS 4000 automation system promises to provide optimum interaction between hardware and software components, network devices and real-time Ethernet. » Read full article

One-stop e-commerce shopping

AXYZ International says decreasing shop and factory downtime and increasing productivity are now easier with its redesigned flagship e-commerce site » Read full article

Automatic film splicer

Butler Automatic says its SP1 automatic film splicer is ideally suited towards food and beverage packaging applications, increasing efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes. » 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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Microsoft Manufacturing Conference 2017

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: January 19, 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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