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Company fined after worker killed in warehouse construction

Dematic Ltd., a supplier of integrated supply chain automation, software and services, pleads guilty after a worker became pinned between the guardrail of a work platform and a steel structure and died from the injuries.

Sleeman brings production back from U.S., creates new jobs in Guelph

One of Canada’s largest brewing operation will invest in equipment upgrades and new beer tanks and expand its packaging capabilities at its Guelph, Ont., location.

Transcontinental acquires Multifilm Packaging

Canadian printer Transcontinental Inc. announced it has acquired Multifilm Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging supplier located in Illinois.

Quebec startup Poka aims to help knowledge sharing between plants

Poka, a training and knowledge platform for manufacturers, announced that it has raised $10 million in financing which will help the company expand into the United States and Europe and better support its growing global customer base.

Foreign exchange risk: A guide to managing your currency exposure

Without a currency plan or the in-house expertise to manage the risk of fluctuating currency markets, smaller manufacturers can be very susceptible to their potential negative impact on profit margins.

Schneider Electric signs with Calgary’s Leading Edge Sales

Schneider Electric Canada has signed Leading Edge Sales (LES), a Calgary, Alberta-based sales representative, to identify, develop and secure opportunities for the protection, control, and automation of power systems in Western Canada.
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AXYZ CNC Router Expo visits Alberta, Ontario and Quebec

AXYZ International, a provider of CNC router and knife cutting systems, announces its first series of two-day CNC Router Expos. During the expos, attendees will be able to view AXYZ’s line of CNC machines installed with the latest options and upgrades. » Read full article
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ECO Series Linear Stages for the Lowest Cost of Ownership in Linear Motion

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Enabling connected industrial automation

OTTO Motors says its new OTTO Industrial API helps achieve a fully connected and optimized smart factory by addressing the challenge of machine-to-machine communication. » Read full article

Mobile app helps warehouses identify hidden causes of waste

Newcastle Systems has launched a new app called the MotionMeter, a real-time activity tracker designed to perform time studies in warehouses and identify waste. » Read full article

Cybersecurity protection for collaborative operations centres

A series of cybersecurity services that support the entire infrastructure of an ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center is available from ABB. » Read full article

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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