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Ontario celebrates grand opening of Walker Advanced Manufacturing Centre

The Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre — a new Niagara College-affiliated centre — provides students with more than 15,000 square feet of lab space for hands-on applied learning, innovation space for companies to work onsite and office space for Niagara students and industry staff.

Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6-billion plant

Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to jointly build auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.

New EMC service helps manufacturers find and source new business opportunities

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) says it has added another value-added service to help members support their growth, competitiveness and ability to innovate.

Ontario seeks public input to modernize chemical manufacturing regulations

Ontario is asking businesses and the public to help identify and improve regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for the province’s chemical manufacturing sector.

Two Quebec manufacturers receive $1.5 million in federal funding

A $1,455,000 investment from the federal government will maintain 225 jobs and create 40 new ones for two manufacturers in Quebec’s Lanaudière-region.

Framos, Pyxalis expand cooperation for custom image sensors

Framos, a global image sensor distributor, and Pyxalis, a custom image sensor supplier, have entered a partnership that “significantly enhances” Framos’ imaging solutions portfolio, which includes Sony, ON Semiconductor, and Teledyne e2v.
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Featured News 

VIDEO: Learn why ERP Vendor Congress is a must-attend event

Taking place October 30 & 31, ERP Vendor Congress 2017 is a unique two-day event where selection teams and decision-makers come together to compare leading manufacturing ERP systems, learn best practices, and network with their peers. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest solutions so you can increase your business efficiency and operations. » Register now
Product 1

Heavy duty safety switches with integrated surge protection

Power management company Eaton has launched its heavy duty safety switches with surge protection, saying the packaged solution promises to provide end-users and contractors with better performance than externally mounted devices. » Read full article
Product 2

PLC promises to “dramatically reduces” integration costs

The newest release of the Honeywell Process Solutions ControlEdge PLC promises to deliver a “significant reduction” in integration efforts and project costs as well as increased security and availability through enhanced cybersecurity for industrial facilities. » Read full article
Product 3

Single-application remote racking system

CBS ArcSafe says its RRS-3 GMI single-application remote racking system is designed to operate the Siemens Type GMI and Type 3AF vacuum circuit breakers without having to make any modifications to existing electrical equipment, thanks to its magnetic latching system. » Read full article
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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