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Endress+Hauser partners with Westburne in Saskatchewan

Endress+Hauser has concluded an agreement with Westburne that makes the electrical distributor its latest Authorized Channel Partner.

Humber College and SEW-EURODRIVE team up for advanced manufacturing

Humber College and SEW-EURODRIVE are entering into a five-year partnership agreement designed to build awareness and provide training and applied research opportunities related to Industry 4.0 technologies, a critical aspect of advanced manufacturing.

U.S. steel tariffs result in 40 layoffs at Sault Ste. Marie mill

A manufacturing company is laying off workers in Ontario in response to American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

JMP recognized at Fanuc systems integrator conference

JMP Solutions, a London, Ontario-based robotic systems integrator, is the recipient of three prestigious awards at the Fanuc America Authorized Systems Integrator Conference and Awards Gala in Clearwater, Fla.

Quebec-based TEKNA receives funds to scale up operations

The federal government will invest up to $21.1 million in Quebec-based advanced manufacturing company TEKNA Plasma Systems Inc.

Bel Canada to open its first Canadian factory

The Bel Group will build its first Canadian plant in Sorel-Tracy, Que. The facility, whose commercial production is scheduled to begin in early 2020, will be fully dedicated to producing Mini Babybel cheese. » Read full article
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Fiat/Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne has died

Sergio Marchionne, who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. » Read full article

Emerson completes Aventics acquisition

Emerson has completed the purchase of Aventics, a global provider of smart pneumatics technologies that power machine and factory automation applications. » Read full article

StatsCan reports manufacturing sales up in May

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 1.4 per cent to $57.1 billion in May. » Read full article

BMW to make electric MINIs in China

BMW Group and the biggest Chinese SUV brand, Great Wall Motor, announced a partnership last week to produce electric MINI vehicles in China as global automakers ramp up development under pressure from Beijing. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

EcoStruxure™ Foxboro User Group Conference

Location: San Antonio, Tex.
Date: August 6-9, 2018
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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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Transatlantic Conference: Advanced Manufacturing and Lightweighting

Location: Hamilton, Ont.
Date: September 24-25, 2018
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 9-11, 2018
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Supporting Women in Trades Conference

Location: Halifax, NS.
Date: November 6-7, 2018
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Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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