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Ontario commits $2.5 million to help five manufacturers undergo expansion projects

Ontario is partnering with local businesses to help create 70 jobs and retain more than 330 others in Chatham-Kent in southwest Ontario.

Lack of machine guarding costs Scarborough company $60,000 in fines

Following a guilty plea, Hung Wang Foods Inc. and a director of the company were fined $50,000 and $10,000 respectively, after a worker suffered injury while attempting to clear dough that was jammed in a noodle-cutting machine.

Siemens invests in multimillion-dollar 3D printing factory

Siemens is making a £27-million (roughly C$49.6-million) investment in a new manufacturing facility for Worcester, U.K.-based Materials Solutions Ltd., its 3D printing specialist.

McDonald’s intends to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The company behind the golden arches announced a number of steps it will take to cut the greenhouse gases it emits, noting that its beef production, restaurant energy use and packaging account for more than 60 per cent of its emissions.

B.C.-based Icicle, Bell deliver IoT platform to Canadian food industry

British Columbia-based Icicle will integrate its food production management platform with Bell’s IoT platform, offering Canadian food manufacturers “unparalleled broadband wireless connectivity.”

BASF Canada reduces carbon footprint with Bullfrog Power

BASF has chosen to power its Canadian corporate headquarters and production facilities across the country with green electricity from Bullfrog Power, a move that is predicted to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions footprint by approximately 1,520 tonnes on an annual basis. » Read full article


Transient recorder and DAQ system

HBM Test and Measurement manufactures a number of data acquisition systems, or DAQ systems, that are available in Canada via Durham Instruments – including its GEN series. » Read full article

Miniature ball screws

The new SP series high-performance miniature ball screws from SKF Motion Technologies are designed to deliver “precise positioning, excellent repeatability, and quiet linear actuation.” » Read full article

IT LED system light

Rittal is expanding its range of light fittings with the launch of its new IT LED system light. » 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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Partners in Prevention Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 1-2, 2018
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