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Roofing manufacturer fined $85K after worker injured

IKO Industries has been fined $85,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries after material used to make asphalt roofing products poured out of the hopper of a machine that was believed to be empty.

Linamar to buy MacDon in $1.2-billion deal

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

Nova Chemicals to spend $2 billion on new facility, expansion

Nova Chemicals plans to invest more than $2 billion on two new growth projects for its Ontario operations. The Calgary-based plastics and chemical company says the funds will go towards building a new polyethylene facility in the Sarnia-Lambton region.

Ford shifts production of electric SUV to Mexico

Ford says that shifting production of an electric SUV from the U.S. to Mexico will allow the company to make more self-driving vehicles in Michigan.

Survey shows low adoption of industrial cybersecurity measures

Honeywell has released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.

GM Canada proposes renewable energy project

General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 MW co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 per cent and lowering energy electrical costs. » Read full article

Increasing productivity with Robotiq’s FT 300 force torque sensor

A Saint-Gobain plant deploys collaborative robot cells to free employees from tedious and repetitive tasks. » Read full article

Alberta sets aside $1.4 billion to reduce carbon emissions

Alberta is setting aside close to $1.4 billion from climate levies to help industry reduce carbon emissions. The government said the funding, spread over seven years, will make it easier for industries to invest in new technologies, stay competitive and create jobs. » Read full article

Rockwell Automation acquires Odos Imaging

Rockwell Automation has acquired Odos Imaging, a Scottish technology company that provides three-dimensional, time-of-flight sensing systems for industrial imaging applications. » Read full article

Vicwest to expand manufacturing facility in Ontario

Vicwest has secured site plan approval with the town of Stratford, Ont., to expand its current manufacturing facilities. » 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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