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December 22, 2018

Ontario material handler Alfacon acquired by JMP

Milton, Ontario's Alfacon Solutions, a 35-year-old custom material handling solutions provider, has been acquired by JMP Solutions, a North American industrial technology partner to Fortune 1000 manufacturers.

Algoma Steel exits creditor protection; plans to invest $300M

Algoma Steel Inc. says has purchased the assets of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. after emerging from three years of creditor protection.

Supremex cuts 41 Canadian jobs

Supremex Inc. is cutting employees at its Canadian envelope manufacturing operations in a cost-saving measure as it diversifies its business to packaging.

Martinrea to shut manufacturing plant when GM closes Oshawa

Martinrea International Inc. says it will be forced to close an automotive factory when General Motors winds down production at its Oshawa assembly plant next year.

ATS Automation acquires Transformix Engineering for $10M

Cambridge, Ontario's ATS Automation Tooling Systems has announced the acquisition of all of the intellectual property assets of Transformix Engineering Inc.

Q&A with Microsoft Azure IoT experts

How can the IoT bridge the gap between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT)? We sat down with our colleagues at Design Engineering to find out from three Microsoft experts. » Read full article
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Lambton College builds automation industry partnerships

Sarnia, Ontario’s Lambton College, which offers several industrial automation programs, has capitalized on the area’s diversification and industry partnerships to take top honours in a national ranking of research colleges. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

U.S. reviewing robot accident that injured Amazon workers

Federal officials will review an accident in which an automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals. » Read full article

Handling Specialty unveils new paint and blast booths

Handling Specialty, the Ontario–based material handling design/build company, recently christened its new paint booth and blast booth with a ribbon cutting. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

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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