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November 24, 2018

J.M. Lahman Manufacturing Inc. fined $150K after child killed at factory

The Ontario manufacturer pleaded guilty to a Ministry of Labour offence involving a child that was fatally struck by steel tubing at its factory last year.

Universal Robots hires more than 20 former Rethink Robotics staff

Universal Robots has hired more than 20 employees that used to work at its former competitor.

Bombardier CEO ends silence on 5,000 layoffs

The head of Bombardier Inc. is defending his move to lay off 5,000 workers – 3,000 of them in Canada – citing efficiency while leaving the door open to more job cuts down the line.

Report: Canada has the potential to be a robotics powerhouse

Canada is poised to become a future leader in robotics with the right government support in place, according to a recent study conducted by CATAAlliance and Sciencetech.

Nova Bus delivering electric vehicles to Toronto Transit Commission

Bus manufacturer Nova Bus has delivered most of its 55 hybrid electric vehicles to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), as part of a larger order of 325 buses awarded to Nova Bus by TTC last year.

Five tips to building your manufacturing safety strategy

In 2016, 144 fatalities occurred in Canadian manufacturing facilities—that's 16 per cent of the total workplace fatalities. Can more be done to protect the health and safety of those working in industrial environments? » Read full article
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Parmalat Group to acquire Kraft Heinz Canada's natural cheese division

Parmalat Group says it has reached an agreement valued at $1.62 billion to acquire Kraft Heinz Canada's natural cheese division. » Read full article

JTF Davco fined $22K after worker fatality

Robert Markle, sole director of JTF Davco Ltd., a company that manufactures screws from brass and other metal stock, has been fined $22,000 in a Ministry of Labour charge after a worker was killed at the JTF Davco plant in Toronto. » Read full article

Sico to relocate to Ontario, eliminating 125 Quebec jobs

Quebec premier Francois Legault has raised the possibility of a boycott against paint manufacturer Sico, which announced it will relocate to Ontario next September. » Read full article

Canada’s $16B business tax advantages to help competitiveness

Ottawa's plan to help Canada compete with the United States for investment dollars is the centrepiece of its latest fall economic statement. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

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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Breaking Down Industry 4.0

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: December 6, 2018
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Motor & Drive Systems 2019

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: January 23-24, 2019
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2019 Eaton Automation and Technical Showcase

Location: New Orleans, La.
Date: February 4, 2019
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ARC World Industry Forum

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 4-7, 2019
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Hannover Messe 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 1-5, 2019
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Automate/Promat 2019

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 8-11, 2019
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