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Siemens to close Ontario wind turbine blade manufacturing plant

Siemens Wind Power Limited announced this week it will close the wind blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ont., by early 2018.

Molson Coors to spend up to $500 million to build new Montreal brewery

A tract of waterfront land at the edge of Old Montreal will undergo a transformation after Molson Coors announced plans to spend up to $500 million to build a new brewery in the city instead of modernizing its current brewery, North America’s oldest.

Defining business requirements for ERP: Where do you start?

You probably also know that ERP success depends on your business' ability to find an ERP vendor that’s capable of meeting your business’ key requirements. But, you’re probably wondering, “What the heck are business requirements?”, “When should we define them?” and “Where should we start?”.

Risk in the new global supply chain

Supply chain executives are paying close attention to the implications of what trade might mean under the new administration. With U.S. President Donald Trump’s new agenda to put “America first,” supply chain executives are specifically concerned about issues surrounding import tariffs and trade rules.

Coca-Cola pumps $30 million into Montreal plant upgrade

The Coca-Cola Company is investing C$30 million to retrofit its Lachine plant in Montreal with “state-of-the-art” infrastructure which is expected to increase productivity by 30 per cent.

How raising minimum wage could affect manufacturers

The province of Ontario is proposing to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019, up from the current minimum wage of $11.40. Predictably, the announcement has caused instant and intense debate, along equally predictable lines.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Modular Customizable Fanless PC

The UNO-2484G is a customizable highly-ruggedized fanless box PC equipped with the latest Intel Core i processor and eight Gigabit of DDR4 memory.  It’s modular design provides the ability to go from a single to double stack unit to expand to four iDoor modules or five HDMI ports. » Learn more
Featured News 

Industrial robotics market worth US$72 billion by 2023: report

The industrial robotics market is expected to be worth US$71.72 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.60 per cent, according to a new MarketsandMarkets report. » Learn more

Larger variants added to tabletop gantry series

Festo has expanded its EXCM compact planar gantry series with two larger variants which, like the original EXCM-10, are suited for performing sub-assembly functions in a benchtop configuration or other small workspace. » Learn more

Height-adjustable workstation

Newcastle Systems describes its latest product, the APEX series mobile workstation, as a height-adjustable mobile cart that provides flexibility for employees working in various manufacturing industries. » Learn more

Extended depth floor-standing enclosures

Hammond Manufacturing has introduced extended depth versions of its large HN4FM floor-standing double door family to address the need for more internal space. » Learn more
Event Calendar 
ERP Vendor Congress

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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