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Samuel, Son & Co. invests in automotive metals processing facility

Samuel, Son & Co., a metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, announced an $18-million investment in its Brantford, Ont., automotive metal processing centre.

GM invests $175 million in plant, replaces old Cadillac sedans

General Motors is getting rid of three Cadillac sedans and replacing them with two new ones over the next 3 1/2 years.

Tesla cuts 9% of workforce in bid to post a profit

Electric car maker Tesla is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk’s promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year.

Magna partners with Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles

Auto parts supplier Magna International is partnering with a Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles for service in the United States.

Worker injury results in $60,000 fine for truck body maker

Following a guilty plea, Multivans, a company that manufactures truck bodies, was fined $60,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries while using an angle grinder.

VIDEO: Robotic highlights from Hannover 2018

More than 200,000 visitors and 5,000+ exhibitors came together April 23-27 for the 2018 edition of Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair. Couldn’t make it to the show? Check out these robotics highlights! » Read full article
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Canada invests another $54M into F-35

Canada has quietly paid another $54 million toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter, bringing its total investment in the controversial project to roughly a half a billion dollars over the last 20 years. » Read full article

GE to sell distributed power unit for $3.25 billion

GE is selling its distributed power unit to Advent International for $3.25 billion as it continues to shed businesses. » Read full article

3 Phase named certified Rittal integrator

Rittal Systems Ltd. has announced 3 Phase Power Systems as its latest Rittal Power Distribution Certified Systems Integrator. » Read full article

PTC and Rockwell partner for industrial innovation

PTC and Rockwell Automation have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth for both companies. » Read full article
Event Calendar 


Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 10-15, 2018
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AI Manufacturing

Location: Oak Brook, Ill.
Date: September 12-13, 2018
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 9-11, 2018
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