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$32.6M in federal funding for new Waterloo U Engineering 7 building

The federal government is investing $32.64 million to help the University of Waterloo construct a new research and engineering building, which will house more than 40 labs to support research in fields such as additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles and robotics, biomedical engineering, and the Internet of Things.

New Brunswick university establishes cybersecurity ‘hub’

The University of New Brunswick has opened a new cybersecurity institute in hopes of establishing an educational hub for one of the most pressing issues in the information age.

Ford worker dies after fall from Michigan factory crane

Ford Motor Co. says a 55-year-old contract worker has died after sustaining multiple injuries after falling from a crane at a Detroit-area plant.

Windsor company receives $3 million to implement robotic system

Up to 70 jobs in Ontario’s automotive sector could be created as a result of a federal investment of up to $3 million for Nemak of Canada, in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd.

IMF: Canada will outpace most G7 economies in 2017-18

The International Monetary Fund says uncertainty surrounding the incoming Donald Trump administration in the United States is making it difficult to forecast how the global economy will perform this year.
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ERP implementation for small, medium-sized manufacturers

ERP implementations — those words can cause heart palpitations in the most experienced business manager. Stories abound of failed projects that take two, three or four years to complete. Or, companies spending $50 million on an implementation that ultimately go out of business during or due to the project. » Learn more

Pneumatic directional control valves

Aventics is now offering an “economic and user-friendly” solution for applications with standard requirements in packaging and industrial automation. » Read full article

Digital energy management system

Current, GE’s digital energy startup, has introduced an intelligent energy management app to help industrial and commercial facilities optimize their energy and productivity. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

Siemens Innovation Tour 2017 - Oakville

Location: Oakville, Ont.
Date: January 19, 2017
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Microsoft Manufacturing Conference

Location: Mississauga, 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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ABB Automation & Power World

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: March 13-16, 2017
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Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 3-6, 2017
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