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October 27, 2018

Uponor fined $80K after worker critically injured

The manufacturer of plastic piping has been fined $80,000 after pleading guilty to an offence that involved a worker suffering critical injuries after being pulled into a machine while it was still in operation.

Machine safety myths: 13 workplace misconceptions, debunked

Misunderstandings about machine safeguarding requirements place many facilities at risk for noncompliance and serious accidents.

Endress+Hauser and Quebec's Lumen partner on process automation

As part of the partnership, Lumen can now provide its process automation customers with Endress+Hauser’s measurement technology.

Modernizing manufacturing with a future-ready mobile network

Wireless mesh networks are ideal for a manufacturing plant because of their inherent mobility, flexibility of scale and reliability.

Rethink Robotics abruptly closes

Rethink Robotics, the Boston-based maker of collaborative robots, has announced it has closed its doors.

Graybar Canada to open new location in Vaughan

Located near Highway 427 and 407, the new 90,000 square-foot facility will be a consolidation of the existing Markham and Mississauga branches. » Read full article
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NAFTA becomes USMCA: Canada inks new trade deal with U.S., Mexico

A new era in North American free trade dawned in the dead of night Sunday as a 14-month NAFTA modernization effort between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally came to fruition with just hours to spare before an end-of-weekend deadline. » Read full article

Ontario's WSIB cuts employer premium rates by almost 30 per cent

The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the provincial government have announced that the WSIB has paid off its unfunded liability, which will lead to a 29.8 per cent cut in employer premium rates by January 1, 2019. » Read full article

Humber College partners with KUKA Canada

A new five-year partnership between Toronto's Humber College and KUKA Canada will outfit the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (CTI) with the latest robotic technology. » Read full article

GE ousts CEO; H. Lawrence Culp Jr. to take on role

After less than two years and declines on several fronts at General Electric, John Flannery has been ousted as the leader of the century-old company. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

Advantech IoT Co-Creation Summit

Location: Suzhou, China
Date: November 1-2, 2018
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Supporting Women in Trades Conference

Location: Halifax, NS.
Date: November 6-7, 2018
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Location: Frankfurt, Ger.
Date: November 13-16, 2018
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Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo

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

Location: Philadelphia, Pen.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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IDTechEx Show!/Printed Electronics USA

Location: Santa Clara, Calif.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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SPS IPC Drives

Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
Date: November 27-29, 2018
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AI World Conference & Expo

Location: Boston, Mass.
Date: December 3-5, 2018
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Motor & Drive Systems 2019

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: January 23-24, 2019
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