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Nestlé Canada invests $51.5 million in ice cream factory expansion

Nestlé Canada has announced its plan for a multimillion-dollar investment to increase production capabilities at its London, Ont., ice cream factory.

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.

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.

Schneider Electric signs with Calgary’s Leading Edge Sales

Schneider Electric Canada has signed Leading Edge Sales, a Calgary, Alberta-based sales representative, to identify, develop and secure opportunities for the protection, control and automation of power systems in Western Canada.

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 location. » Read full article

Lack of machine guarding costs 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 an injury while attempting to clear dough that was jammed in a noodle-cutting machine. » Read full article

Robots break new ground in construction industry

Autonomous machines are changing the nature of construction work at a time when the industry struggles to find enough skilled workers. » Read full article

The incorruptible power of blockchain

“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” Learn about how one of the latest digital technologies will affect the manufacturing world. » Read full article

Automation firms among Canada’s Best Employers

A number of industrial automation companies are being recognized on Forbes’ Canada’s Best Employers 2018 list. The ranking includes 300 companies from 25 industry sectors with operations in Canada. » Read full article

Making the case for IT automation

Do you know the IT person who is certain they can perform better than automation? They might just be right. But one point we should keep in mind is that skeptics of automation often want to be in control and will try to ensure that they maintain it. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
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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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Partners in Prevention Conference

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