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December 28, 2018

Nestlé Canada invests $51.5M in ice cream factory expansion

Last week Nestlé Canada shared expansion plans for its $51.5-million investment to increase production capabilities at its London, Ont., ice cream factory on Wilton Grove Road.

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.

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.

Georgia-Pacific announces Dixie Cup plant closure in Brampton

Georgia-Pacific has announced it is closing its Dixie Cup manufacturing plant in Brampton, Ont. by the end of its financial year.

Worker killed on production line; company fined $150K

Following a guilty plea, Quebec-based Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP has been fined $150,000 after a worker was killed by a cheese-cutter machine at the company’s production facility in Trenton, Ont.

Automation to impact 50% of Canadian jobs in the next 10 years: RBC

A new RBC research paper, “Humans Wanted – How Canadian youth can thrive in the age of disruption,” predicts that 50 per cent of Canadian jobs will be disrupted by automation in the next 10 years. » Read full article

Saskatoon’s Shercom Industries fined $420K over teen worker’s death

A Saskatoon business has been fined $420,000 for breaking workplace safety rules in the death of a teen worker in 2015. » Read full article

U.S. steel tariffs result in 40 layoffs at Sault Ste. Marie mill

A spokesman for Tenaris, which manufactures steel pipes, says 40 workers at the company’s mill in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. are affected. » Read full article

Dr. Oetker shutters N.B. pizza manufacturing plant in May

Dr. Oetker closed its leased pizza manufacturing plant in Grand Falls, N.B., at the end of May, eliminating 180 jobs. » Read full article

Best Workplaces in Canada 2018 winners

Congratulations to the companies who have been recognized as part of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada, in particular those in the industrial automation space. » Read full article

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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