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The passing of a legend: Dick Morley

It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Dick Morley, a legend and innovator of the manufacturing industry.

Metal fabricator fined after temporary worker injured by lathe

Drummond Metal Fabrication has been found guilty and fined $50,000 after a temporary worker was critically injured when operating a metal-polishing lathe at the metal fabrication plant.

Australian car making ends with last GM plant closing

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors’ production line this month as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry.

Canada’s Mechatronics duo takes bronze at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes careers in skilled trades and technology, has announced that WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 has been presented with one medal and 13 Medallions of Excellence at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

FCA Brampton plant fined after worker injured by press

Automaker FCA Canada Inc., part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, pleaded guilty and was fined $140,000 after a worker received head injuries when bolts failed on a transfer press undergoing maintenance.
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ERP Vendor Congress

Join us this Monday and Tuesday!

In the market for a new ERP software solution? Join us this Monday and Tuesday at the ERP Vendor Congress and learn how to successfully select and implement ERP. At this exclusive one-of-a-kind event, you’ll be able to compare solutions from five leading software vendors – Abas, Infor, Thinkmax, Sage and Six S Partners/Epicor – to see firsthand which offering best suits your company’s needs. >> Don’t wait — register now!

Is your factory future-proof?

The advantages an Ethernet IT network creates on the factory floor — improved product quality, machine utilization and a reduction in unplanned downtime, to start — breeds continued success for early adopters. And while an industrial network is a large part of future-proofing your factory floor, ensuring interoperability with technology for years to come, there are other considerations to ensure you have a factory that’s built to last. » Read full article

Woodstock Firestone plant set to close next year

Bridgestone Canada has announced the closure of its Firestone Fibers and Textiles facility in Woodstock, Ont., citing increasing global competition and difficult market conditions. » Read full article

Weidmüller buys W Interconnections from Rockwell

The Weidmüller Group, a German industrial connectivity and automation company, has acquired the W Interconnections group from Rockwell Automation for an undisclosed amount. » Read full article

Water treatment plant challenge: Pumping out a powerful solution for Metro Vancouver

Described as the second largest secondary treatment facility in Canada, Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant recently called on the knowledge and solutions of Rittal, E.B. Horsman & Son, and 3 Phase Power Systems to help develop and enhance a complex pumping system for efficient performance and meet the challenge of rising energy costs. » Read full article

Mars Canada completes multimillion-dollar food plant expansion

Mars Canada has completed a major expansion project at its food processing plant in Bolton, Ont., securing nearly 40 new jobs. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

ERP Vendor Congress

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

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: November 15-16, 2017
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Collaborative Robots & Advanced Vision Conference

Location: San Jose, Calif.
Date: November 15-16, 2017
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Additive Manufacturing Americas

Location: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: December 6-8, 2017
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