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Worker injured; MOL determines machine was not guarded as required

The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery.

Canada’s Top 10 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 2017

Great Place to Work (GPTW) has announced the 2017 list of Best Workplaces in Manufacturing. Congratulations to all employers!

Siemens to close Ontario wind turbine blade manufacturing plant

Siemens Wind Power Limited announced it will close the wind blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ont., by early 2018, affecting 340 employees.

Canada Goose reaffirms made-in-Canada commitment with two new facilities

Canada Goose continues to invest in the Canadian apparel manufacturing industry, opening its fifth factory and announcing a new raw material and cutting distribution centre in Ontario.

Electric car maker scraps plans for $1-billion plant

An electric car maker deserted its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada in a move experts say could spell trouble for the company and the broader niche electric automobile businesses.
Featured News 

VIDEO: Hirotec America, Otto Motors partner for lights-out manufacturing

Hirotec America has partnered with Otto Motors to automate Hirotec Group’s spare parts production as part of an overall strategic goal to achieve lights-out manufacturing for 24/7 operation. » Learn more

Daimler to build battery factory in Beijing

Daimler says it will build its first battery factory located outside of Germany. A project of Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (BBAC), the new facility will be an “important step” for the development of a global battery production network. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

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. » 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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