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November 28, 2018

General Motors to shutter eight plants including Oshawa

General Motors (GM) has officially announced the closure of its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, along with four other plants in the United States and three overseas, all by the end of 2019.

$16B business tax advantages to help manufacturers with competitiveness

Ottawa's long-awaited plan to help Canada compete with the United States for investment dollars is the centrepiece of its latest fall economic statement, which forecasts slightly deeper annual deficits over the coming years.

N.R. Murphy Ltd. announces new owners after 75 years in business

Industrial air-quality solutions provider N.R. Murphy Limited has announced new ownership after three-quarters of a century in business.

CEO of KUKA Robotics steps down

Till Reuter, the chief executive officer of German-owned global robotics company KUKA, has announced he is leaving his role.

GM in for 'one hell of a fight' over planned Oshawa plant closure: union

The union representing workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., are promising "one hell of a fight" after the automaker announced it would close the location as part of a global reorganization.

Maple Leaf Foods to build $660M poultry plant; will close three others

Maple Leaf Foods is building a 660-million-dollar fresh-poultry facility in London, Ontario, that will enhance its ability to process higher-margin products by closing three aging plants in the province.

Five tips to building your manufacturing safety strategy

In 2016, 144 fatalities occurred in Canadian manufacturing facilities—16 per cent of total workplace fatalities. Can more be done to protect the health and safety of those working in industrial environments? » Read full article

Siemens launches Sinec industrial network management system

The network management system (NMS) allows users to manage and monitor the central configuration of networks with 50 to 12,500 participants. » Read full article

EXOR releases sunlight-readable eX700 series for HMI line update

The ex700G includes a sunlight-readable display with state-of-the-art connectivity such as OPC UA. » Read full article

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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