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Linamar acquires MacDon in $1.2-billion deal

Linamar Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winnipeg, Manitoba-based MacDon Group of Companies for roughly $1.2 billion.

Worker suffers permanent injuries; Trenton company fined $55,000

Trenton, Ontario-based Frazier Industrial Company has been fined $55,000 after a worker, who was moving a bundle of steel using an overhead crane, suffered permanent crushing injuries when an outer steel strut in the bundle moved inward.

Multibillion-dollar petrochemical project gets the green light

Inter Pipeline says it has decided to go ahead with a $3.5-billion petrochemical project in an industrial area north of Edmonton. The complex will convert propane into polypropylene, a plastic used in the manufacturing of products such as automobile parts, containers and Canadian bank notes.

Auto sector slowed Canadian manufacturing sales: StatsCan

October manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent from September following two months of increases, with much of the decline attributed to temporary shutdowns at automotive plants in Ontario, Statistics Canada reported.

Report: Big Data, predictive analytics will make test systems intelligent and fuel growth opportunities

A new Frost & Sullivan report finds the value of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the test and measurement market is expected to reach $104.8 million by 2022 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.7 per cent from 2016.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Schneider - SS1

New PowerPact B industrial circuit breaker. Flexibility for machine control and electrical distribution.

The new 15 to 125A PowerPact B circuit breaker offers 25% more capacity in less than two-thirds the size of the legacy 100A breakers. Specially designed for machine control and electrical distribution, it saves you time in electrical design, mounting and wiring thanks to its DIN rail mounting and built-in control wire terminals. It also helps to avoid cable creep with its EverLink Lugs technology. PowerPact B: Efficiency that clicks. >> Learn more

Three game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018

IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale — these are the three game-changing predictions that Antony Bourne, global industry director of High-tech and Industrial Manufacturing at IFS, outlines for 2018. » Read full article

Online portal for finding and purchasing pneumatic components

Aventics pneumatics specialists say they are now able to offer Canadian customers an “innovative service and product portal.” » Read full article

High-speed palletizer with integrated wrapper

The Columbia Machine FL6200SW combines high-speed stretch wrap technology with a modular, floor-level palletizer. As a fully integrated feature, the stretch wrapper includes a dual motor stretch carriage that can be programmed to allow varying pre-stretch levels at different places during the wrap cycle. » Read full article

Fulfillment program for variable area flow meters

Brooks Instrument has introduced QuickShip fulfillment program for the company’s most widely used variable area (VA) flow meter products, including Sho-Rate 1250/1255 glass tube VA flow meters, 2500 series acrylic tube and 3000 series polycarbonate tube VA flow meters. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
OHS SYmposium - BB2

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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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 Cleveland

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: March 7-8, 2018
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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2018

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 10-11, 2018
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