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Bottle manufacturer fined after worker sustains permanent injury

A bottle manufacturing company with a plant in Brampton, Ont. has been fined $100,000 after a workplace accident caused permanent injuries to an employee’s hand.

North American companies invest in big data, ERP and IoT: survey

A recent IFS survey finds that big data, ERP and IoT are the top investment areas for digital transformation, but one in three companies are unprepared due to talent deficiency.

How to safeguard press brakes to prevent operator injuries

Press brakes are especially dangerous pieces of machinery that require operator caution, regular maintenance, and protective safeguards. Used extensively in the forming of sheet metal and plate materials, press brakes are a frequent cause of amputations and crushing injuries.

Why mobile apps are increasingly important for the industry

Smartphones, tablets, sensors and smart HMI systems form the cornerstones of the new technological age in the industry. However, the real advantage and added value of digital and mobile solutions emerge from the integration of a wide range of professional applications.

Canada’s manufacturing sector falling behind in digital production revolution: study

A new Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) study finds that 39 per cent of Canadian manufacturing businesses have started to implement digital projects.
Featured News 

Hannover Messe 2017 wrap-up

It seemed like the new generation of robots was everywhere at this year’s event, driving home the fact that robotics — both traditional and collaborative — will continue to transform manufacturing operations by communicating with humans and other machines through connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI) and sensors. » Learn more

Procter & Gamble closing Ontario plant, will lay off 480

Consumer goods company Procter & Gamble is closing its Brockville, Ont. plant. P&G Canada told the facility’s 480 workers about the closure late last month, saying the “difficult decision” follows a year-long assessment of its North American supply chain. » Read full article

CN to invest $500M to improve safety, efficiency

Canadian National Railway says it will spend $500 million over the next five years on technology to improve its safety, efficiency and competitive edge, partly in response to the potential threat posed by driverless trucks. » Read full article

Taking Back Manufacturing to Canada by adopting disruptive technologies

How the Canadian economy — with an ailing resource sector and a diminished manufacturing base — will stack up in this future of more nationalistic and shorter, but hopefully more sustainable, supply chains will depend on political will to drive a directive to make much more of what we consume. » Read full article

Eight killed in east China chemical plant explosion, fire

Eight workers were killed and nine injured in an explosion and fire early this month at a chemical plant in eastern China’s Shandong province, local authorities and media reports said. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Ontario Export Awards

ATI Technology Fair

Location: Orion Township, Mich.
Date: August 10, 2017
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EMO Hannover

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: September 18-23, 2017
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Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 25-28, 2017
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Drive Manufacturing Summit

Location: Milwaukee, Wis.
Date: October 2-4, 2017
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ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 30-31, 2017
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