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ArcelorMittal commits $70M to modernize Quebec steel mills

Steel producer ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada is committing approximately $70 million to upgrade two adjacent operations in Contrecoeur, Que., where it produces wire rod and industrial steel.

Campbell to close Toronto soup factory; 380 jobs affected

Campbell Soup Company says it plans to close its manufacturing facility in Toronto, Ont., to improve the operational efficiency of its North American thermal supply chain network, as it moves its Canadian headquarters and commercial operations to a new location in the Greater Toronto Area.

Emerging efficiencies for packaging lines

Today’s food manufacturers face a whole host of new challenges. A shift in consumer needs and demands driven by the increasingly diverse needs of all consumer groups, such as singles, empty nesters and smaller family units have likely been the greatest disruptors. This resulting divergence in consumer desires necessitates more flexible lines to handle fewer, shorter runs of multiple product types — but that’s only the beginning.

AI to fuel a new cybersecurity race, experts say

Technological advances in artificial intelligence are fuelling a new race between hackers and those toiling to protect cybersecurity networks.

Great Lakes Brewing Company quenches increased demand with Rockwell analytics solution

Cleveland, Ohio-based Great Lakes Brewing Company recently deployed the FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices appliance from Rockwell Automation to bring the power of the Internet of Things and analytics to its factory floor.

Harley-Davidson is shuttering its Missouri plant amid shipment decline

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. will close its Kansas City, Mo., plant as part of a cost-cutting move as it continues to face dwindling shipments.

Humber College, Festo Didactic launch five-year workforce development training program

Humber College and Festo Didactic are entering into a five-year partnership agreement designed to address the skills gap between industry needs and educational programming. » Read full article

Mobile workstations

Built Systems and Volta Power Systems have launched flexible manufacturing workstations which aim to “innovate the advanced manufacturing industry through distributive energy.” » Read full article
Spanning Rexroth

Chain conveyor system

With the upgraded modular system of the VarioFlow plus chain conveyor system, Rexroth says it is now offering users a series of standardized solutions for specific conveyor functions. » Read full article

Protecting users from accidental restarts after power interruptions

Sensing-Saf-Start motor controls from Rockford Systems LLC aim to help industrial users achieve safe practices by preventing accidental machine start-ups after a voltage drop or power interruption. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Freepoint - BB2

Motor & Drive Systems

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

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

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

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

Location: Boston, Mass.
Date: April 10-12, 2018
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