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Feds award nearly $2 million to two Quebec agri-food businesses

Two businesses in the agri-food sector, Boucherie Charcuterie Perron and Charcuterie L. Fortin, have been granted a total of $1,850,000 in financial assistance from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. The support will generate an estimated $6,569,768 in total investments in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.

Triton to sell Aventics to Emerson

Triton has announced its intention to sell Aventics to Emerson, saying there has been an agreement on terms with Emerson and the regulatory approval process is now underway.

New Flyer delivers safety improvements through 3M international Customer Project

New Flyer of America and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., a transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, is celebrating the completion of the 3M Customer Project.

Fraba Group credits 100 years of success to strong market growth

The international Fraba Group has achieved the 100th anniversary of its founding, saying it has enjoyed a year of significant growth in sales and profitability.

Teradyne acquires MiR

Teradyne and the shareholders of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) have announced the acquisition of privately held MiR of Odense, Denmark, for €121 million net of cash acquired plus €101 million if certain performance targets are met extending through 2020.

Nucor plans $240-million steel expansion in Arkansas

A North Carolina-based steel company is furthering its expansion in northeast Arkansas with a planned $240-million sheet metal production line.

Securing your industrial control system

Every year the cybersecurity experts at Cisco release the Cisco Annual Cybersecurity Report, an industry tome that discusses security trends and emerging threats. The latest results are in and prove what many have already warned manufacturers about: The attacks are coming and you need to be prepared. » Read full article

Rugged handheld device with 22-hour battery

Xplore Technologies has introduced a new 6-inch, handheld Android device, designed to meet the needs of an evolving mobile workforce that demands compact, rugged functionality. » Read more

Safe rope pull switch

Pilz describes its safe rope pull switches PSENrope as a “proven, reliable solution” where safety in the production area is concerned. » Read more

Universal connector for harsh environments

Balluff says its new IP69-rated inline universal connector is designed to withstand exposure to corrosive chemicals and pressure wash-down, making it suitable for the harsh environments found in food processing and pharmaceutical applications. » Read more
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