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January 26, 2019

FreePoint acquires Ontario software company CoreSolutions

FreePoint Technologies, provider of software for the IIoT to manufacturers, has acquired CoreSolutions, an Ontario-based software development company.

Two industrial accidents investigated at Dofasco

Ontario's Ministry of Labour is investigating two incidents at Dofasco plants in Hamilton that occurred January 1 and 2.

Federal tax changes now in effect

The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses.

EMC launches new Lean training for Northern Ontario manufacturers

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium has kick-started a new three-year program to help Northern Ontario manufacturers become more productive and globally competitive.

Top 5 industrial automation trends in 2019

Industrial automation experts offer their predictions on what trends and technologies may impact your plant this year.

Universal Robots hires former KUKA Canada CEO

Universal Robots has appointed former KUKA Canada president and CEO Chris Claringbold as area sales manager for Canada. » Read full article
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Turck Canada adds three to team

Carlos Linan is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area East, Jose Sanchez is the new automation application specialist, and Michael Branco is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area West. » Read full article

Canada and Ontario invest $150M in Algoma Steel

The federal government is investing up to $90 million to create and maintain 3,050 jobs in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and the provincial government is investing a $60 million repayable loan. » Read full article

Seven new advancements in robotics to watch in 2019

The science of robotics and automation has come a long way since Asimov's laws, not least in coming to encompass a far wider range of devices than Asimov ever imagined. » Read full article

Canada announces new rules for drone operation effective June 1

The new rules apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

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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