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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.

Precision ADM quadruples capacity with new equipment acquisition

Engineering and additive manufacturing solutions provider Precision ADM says it has quadrupled its capacity after a recent investment in three EOS metal additive manufacturing machines.

Montreal’s Oreo cookie plant prepares to shut its doors

There was a time when the whole neighbourhood surrounding an east-end Montreal bakery would smell like baking Oreos. But that era comes to an end this month when snack-maker Mondelez International closes its Montreal factory for good.

Worker fatality at Irving Oil headquarters construction site

An accident has claimed a life at the construction site of the new Irving Oil headquarters in Saint John.

Accelerating the transformation to Industry 4.0

The theoretical benefits of Industry 4.0 are well-known, but how can we speed up its adoption and what practical tools are available to those who want to establish a factory of the future?
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Robot density rises globally with increased industrial automation

The automation of production operations is accelerating around the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in manufacturing industries, up from 66 units in 2015. » Read full article

Manitoba food processor announces $460-million plant expansion

The Manitoba government and J.R. Simplot Company have announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s Manitoba-based operations which is expected to create nearly 100 new jobs. » Read full article

Procter & Gamble to close Iowa plant; 500 jobs cut

Procter & Gamble has announced it plans to cut 500 jobs over about two years at an Iowa plant as it shifts production to a new factory in West Virginia. » Read full article

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

UBC, KPU expand tech training with province investment

An investment from the British Columbia government will create additional spaces for manufacturing related programs at The University of British Columbia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
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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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Focus On Manufacturing Security

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 18, 2018
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Hannover Messe

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 23-27, 2018
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Smart Manufacturing Experience

Location: Boston, Mass
Date: April 30-May 2, 2018
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