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Worker suffers permanent injury from conveyor belt, employer fined

Following a trial, Matrix Logistics Services Ltd. has been convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $70,000 after a worker was seriously injured after being pulled into a moving conveyor belt.

Manitoba invests $1.5 million in skills training equipment

The Manitoba government hopes its $1.5-million investment in equipment for technical vocational and industrial arts programs will help “prepare students for good jobs and help Manitoba businesses meet growing demand for skilled workers.”

EMC joins BC Alliance for Manufacturing

New opportunities to support growth for manufacturing in B.C. is the expected outcome of an agreement between the BC Alliance for Manufacturing and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium of Canada (EMC).

IBM’s famed Watson computer ‘gets a job’ fighting cybercrime threat

A year after IBM began teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is making the platform available for use.
Featured News 

Top 5 trends and technologies in 2017

Is your plant floor ready for what’s coming? Manufacturing AUTOMATION asked a handful of industry experts to name the top five trends and technologies Canadian manufacturers should keep an eye out for in the next 12 months and beyond. » Learn more

Robot palletizing cell

CKF Systems has developed a range of robot handling cells designed specifically for businesses operating a manual palletizing line. » Read full article

Optimize real-time efficiency of processes throughout plant lifecycle

Schneider Electric has added a new enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimization software to its PES and Foxboro Evo process automation systems and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

CAF-FCA Addressing the Essential Skills Gap Roundtable

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: March 2, 2017
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ABB Automation & Power World

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: March 13-16, 2017
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American Manufacturing Summit

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: March 28-29, 2017
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Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 3-6, 2017
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