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The passing of a legend: Dick Morley

Earlier this year we lost a true legend and innovator of the manufacturing industry, Dick Morley. Famously dubbed the father of the PLC, it is Morley who, in 1968, led the team to develop what is considered one of the most important inventions in manufacturing.

GE to close 125-year-old Ontario plant

More than 350 workers at a General Electric plant in Peterborough, Ont., will be losing their jobs as the 125-year-old facility ceases manufacturing next year.

Worker dies while setting up stamping press

According to a report by CTV Barrie, a worker was fatally injured while setting up a stamping press on August 31 in Tottenham, Ont.

Canadian water company Flow Water opens packaging plant

Flow Water opened its first brand-owned manufacturing facility in May — a new 21,000-square-foot plant in Aurora, Ont. — overseeing its entire value chain from spring to pack.

Canada’s Top 10 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 2017

Great Place to Work (GPTW) has announced the 2017 list of Best Workplaces in Manufacturing. Congratulations to all employers!

Six steps for energy management in manufacturing

When it comes to energy management, the key word is management, not energy. As such, all the rules of management apply, which means everything starts at the top. So how do we achieve effective energy management in a manufacturing setting? » Read full article

ABB moves to acquire B&R

ABB of Zurich, Switzerland, reached an agreement to acquire Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH (B&R) headquartered in Eggelsberg, Austria. » Read full article

Mars Canada invests $70 million in expanded chocolate factory in Ontario

Mars Canada’s newly expanded Newmarket, Ont.-facility is expected to create up to 30 new full-time jobs. At peak capacity, the facility will employ up to 150 associates. » Read full article

Worker suffers life-threatening injuries in industrial accident

A worker was taken to a Saskatoon hospital after an industrial accident occurred at a manufacturing facility in Saskatoon. » Read full article

Fluor performing two projects for Ingevity in China

Fluor will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for two Ingevity facilities in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, and Gaolan Port Economic Zone of Zhuhai, China. » 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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