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Kruger to invest $575M in new Quebec tissue plant

KP Tissue and Kruger Products have released a plan for a capital investment of $575 million to construct a new state-of-the-art tissue plant in the Brompton area of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Motion Industries announces passing of president and CEO Tim Breen

Tim Breen, president and CEO of Birmingham, Alabama–based Motion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, has died.

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions announce partnership

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions (Georg Fischer AG) have announced a partnership that will allow manufacturers to produce complex metal parts with tight tolerances, and reduce the total cost of operation.

Omron Canada announces three new hires

Omron Canada, the industrial automation solution specialist, has made three new appointments across the country, with two new account managers in Western Canada and a new safety services specialist based in Toronto.

Canadian manufacturing sales up 1.1% in June

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose more than expected in June, boosted by the petroleum and coal product industry.
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