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December 19, 2018

GM working to retrain employees affected by Oshawa plant closure

General Motors of Canada Co. is working to set up jobs and training programs for employees who will be put out of work when it closes the Oshawa Assembly plant next year even as Unifor promises an extended fights to keep the operation open.

Via Rail chooses Siemens over Bombardier for $989M contract

Via Rail has selected Siemens over Bombardier Inc. for a $989-million contract to modernize its passenger rail service along Canada's key rail corridor between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont.

New SVP of automation at Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric has promoted Michael J. Whitehead to oversee the segment’s automation and additive services businesses as senior vice-president and president.

Weston Bakeries fined $65K after worker injury on production line

The manufacturer of fresh and frozen baked products has been fined $65,000 after a worker was critically injured last summer.

Southwire Canada named top supplier by Grote Industries

Southwire Canada (SWC), a producer of wire and cable, has been named by Grote Industries as its supplier of the year for helping to improve the operational efficiency of their manufacturing process.

Ontario manufacturer fined $120K for critical worker injury

Welded Tube of Canada Limited, a cold-formed carbon steel and high-strength, low-alloy steel tube manufacturer, has been fined $120,000 after a worker injury at its plant in Welland, Ontario in 2017.


Five ways for manufacturers to turn a profit with digital transformation

A new study by McKinsey & Company suggests that established companies are leaving as much as US$2 trillion on the table in total return to shareholders because of missed opportunities in digital transformation. » Read full article
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Transformer and socket in M12 factor

HARTING's M12 Magnetics product line offers the first transformer and socket in the M12 form factor with IP65/67 ratings. » Read full article
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Three-phase solid-state relays

Carlo Gavazzi has launched the RGC3 48 series, the newest addition to its portfolio of three-phase RGC3 solid-state relays (SSRs). » Read full article
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Non-metallic enclosures

AutomationDirect is now offering the AttaBox brand from Robroy Enclosures » Read full article
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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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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont..
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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