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Dr. Oetker to shutter N.B. pizza manufacturing plant

Oetker is closing its leased pizza manufacturing plant in Grand Falls, N.B., at the end of May, eliminating 180 jobs, citing severe economic pressures facing the ultra-competitive retail food manufacturing market.

We need your input! Have your say in the status of the industry

Manufacturing Automation and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) have launched the 2018 Canadian Manufacturing Study survey. The more readers who respond, the more accurate the depiction of Canada’s manufacturing state. As a thank-you for taking time to fill out the survey, respondents can enter a draw to win one of 10 $100 Visa gift cards.

Nitrex selects Projexia and SAP for new ERP project

After launching a project in 2017 to optimize its integrated information system and streamline its activities across the group, Nitrex Metal has chosen to partner with Projexia and SAP to implement an integrated solution: SAP Business ByDesign.

N.B.-based Arbec announces $10-million upgrade to OSB production facility

Opportunities NB and the New Brunswick government are investing up to $1 million to support a $10-million upgrade of the Arbec Forest Products production facility in Miramichi.

Open Mind, Heidenhain partner for virtual machining

Open Mind Technologies has partnered with Heidenhain TNC controls for first use of its new NC code-based simulation solution hyperMILL Virtual Machining. The Connected Machining module allows networked Heidenhain TNC controls to be run from remote locations.

Manufacturing boosted economic growth in November: StatsCan

Strength in manufacturing helped boost economic growth in November as the sector posted its largest monthly increase since February 2014.

Aras acquires Impresa MRO

Aras, a provider of open PLM software, has acquired the Impresa Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) business from Infospectrum, in an effort to help manufacturers and owner-operators digitally transform the development and maintenance of complex products, they say.
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Predicting 2018: What should manufacturers invest in?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway and as state-of-the-art technology drops in price, many more industries are benefiting from smart factories. With industrial digital technologies playing such a significant role in the transformation of the sector, what should manufacturers be investing in? » Read full article

New head modules for EtherNet/IP

Pilz has expanded its remote I/O system PSSuniversal 2 by a head module with EtherNet/IP interface, which according to the company, will deliver the necessary openness for smooth communication in various control environments on an Ethernet basis. » Read full article

New sizes added to enclosures series

Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures promise to deliver the “most durable and reliable polycarbonate enclosures available in the marketplace.” » Read full article

PLC+HMI+I/O capabilities

Unitronics describes the UniStream 5” as a multi-function programmable logic controller in a compact hardware profile, delivering PLC+HMI+I/O capabilities built into a single unit. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
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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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