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Worker suffers life-threatening injuries in industrial accident

A worker has been taken to a Saskatoon hospital after an industrial accident has occurred at a manufacturing facility in Saskatoon.

McCain Foods opens $65-million production line expansion

McCain Foods has officially opened its new 35,000-square-foot potato specialty production line, expanding the company’s flagship potato processing facility in New Brunswick.

Saputo to close Wisconsin cheese plant, affecting 126 workers

Canadian dairy processor Saputo Inc. says it will shut down a cheese manufacturing facility in Wisconsin next May, affecting about 126 workers.

Centre Stage: Q&A with Ian Almond of Siemens Canada

At an open house in October, Ian Almond, head of location at Siemens Canada Peterborough, discussed the company’s recent $10-million investment into the manufacturing facility.

ABB realigns transformer manufacturing business

ABB has announced a strategic realignment of its global transformer manufacturing, engineering and service footprint — a move that will “enhance competitiveness in a dynamic market environment,” it says. The strategic realignment includes an expansion to the Varennes, Que., factory and the closure of the St. Louis, Mo., location.

Making sense of Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0

Accenture estimates the Industrial IoT could add US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, but how exactly can manufacturers make sense of it? Learn how you can leverage Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0 concepts in your operations. » Read full article

Five digital factory trends to watch in 2018

2017 has been a remarkable year for the digital factory. But the question is with the advances made in 2017, what is left for 2018? What digital trends will influence factory operations in the year ahead? » Read full article

Indian automaker Mahindra opens U.S. plant

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group is opening an automotive manufacturing facility near Detroit. Mahindra says it will make an off-road vehicle at the 400,000-square-foot plant in Auburn Hills. » Read full article

Netpak Packaging invests in production line equipment

In a move to become “one of the most modern packaging converting facilities in North America,” Quebec-based Netpak Packaging announces a multimillion-dollar investment in its Montreal plant. » Read full article

Edgecross Consortium aims to accelerate Industry 4.0 growth

Advantech, Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan and Oracle Japan have established the Edgecross Consortium in an effort to overcome boundaries between companies and industries, help realize collaboration between factory automation and IT, and create new value centred on edge computing. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Robotics Handbook

EMC industry event: Increasing Competitiveness & CI

Location: Owen Sound, Ont.
Date: December 5, 2017
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Additive Manufacturing Americas

Location: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: December 6-8, 2017
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Motor & Drive Systems 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-9, 2018
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ARC Industry Forum 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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