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Steam Whistle’s $22.8-million expansion to create 100 new jobs

The Ontario government is partnering with Steam Whistle Brewery to invest in new equipment to expand its product line, creating 100 new jobs and retaining 143 positions in Toronto.

One killed, another injured in industrial accident in Tecumseh

One man is dead and another is injured after what police described as an industrial accident in southwestern Ontario.

Frulact select Kingston as location for its first Canadian plant

Frulact Canada has established a new 58,000-square-foot research and development and food processing facility in Kingston, which will serve as the company’s North American base and first facility in Canada.

Feds invest nearly $4 million toward dairy processor’s $20-million expansion project

Quebec cheese processor Fromagerie Bergeron says it will be able to lower production costs and improve its competitiveness thanks to an investment of up to $3.9 million from the federal government.

Photo highlights from Hannover Messe

And that’s a wrap! Manufacturing AUTOMATION was at Hannover Messe this week to learn about the latest industrial automation innovation. Check out our photo gallery for a look at our most memorable trade fair moments.

Increasing robot density illustrates automation growth potential

There’s no doubt about it — industrial automation is on the rise around the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics, 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the 2016 average of global robot density in manufacturing industries, up from 66 units in 2015. » Read full article
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AXYZ enters waterjet industry with WARDJet purchase

AXYZ International, a Burlington, Ontario-based manufacturer of CNC router systems and CNC knife systems, has acquired WARDJet, an Ohio firm that manufactures waterjet cutting machines. » Read full article

New Brunswick company fined $65,000 after steel truss crushes worker

Following a guilty plea, AZZ Galvanizing Canada of New Brunswick has been fined $65,000 after a steel truss fell off a forklift onto a worker, causing crushing injuries. » Read full article

Automation to impact 50% of Canadian jobs in the next 10 years: RBC

RBC predicts that 50 per cent of Canadian jobs will be disrupted by automation in the next 10 years. As a result of this disruption, Canada’s young people who are currently transitioning from education to employment are unprepared for the rapidly changing workplace, it predicts. » Read full article

Campbell Soup selects Mississauga for new HQ site

Campbell Soup Company says its new Canadian headquarters will open in Mississauga, Ont. The company decided to shutter the 87-year-old plant in January and cut 380 jobs, citing complications with retrofitting such an old building as the reason for the closure. » 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 

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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Energy Summit

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: May 30-31, 2018
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Internet of Manufacturing Midwest

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: June 5-7, 2018
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Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 19-22, 2018
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