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February 23, 2019

How manufacturers should use available R&D tax credits

Due to some misconceptions, manufacturers often do not pursue or maximize available tax incentives in Canada.

Universal Robots launches new robotics solutions at ATX West

Universal Robots is showcasing several new technologies, including a CNC tool called URCap that allows machine-tending applications to communicate directly with cobots.

Canada Goose to open new factory in Montreal

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. will expand its network of eight Canadian manufacturing facilities with a new factory in Quebec – its second in the province.

Worker dies after accident at Calgary cement plant

Emergency crews were called to the Inland Concrete operation in the city's northwest on Tuesday.

Manufacturer fined $60K after worker receives permanent injury

Rex Pak Ltd, a food blending and packaging co-manufacturer, has been fined $60,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
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Centre stage: Q&A with Raj Saini of Wajax

In his role at Wajax, Raj Saini helps to spearhead digital transformation in plants. We talk to him about the biggest thing that’s holding manufacturers back. » Read full article
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AXYZ International becomes AXYZ Automation Group

The Ontario-based manufacturer of CNC machines has adopted a new name, AXYZ Automation Group, encompassing all three of its brand identities. » Read full article

The Open Group launches new process automation standard

The Open Group, a vendor-neutral technology consortium, has launched a new standard to enable the construction of scalable and secure process automation systems. » Read full article

Brose to cut 100 jobs at Ontario operations as auto market shifts

The German company says it is adjusting production capacity at the manufacturing facility to meet shifting customer demand. » Read full article

Five ways for Canadian auto manufacturers to survive global restructuring

Canada's auto sector must challenge old business models and lead the charge on auto-tech innovation if it wants to continue to be a player in the global auto industry, says a new report by KPMG. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

ABB Customer World

Location: Houston, Tex.
Date: March 4, 2019
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ATS Knowledge Day

Location: Nordhessen, Ger.
Date: March 28, 2019
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Hannover Messe 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 1-5, 2019
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RFID Journal LIVE!

Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
Date: April 2-4, 2019
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Automate/Promat 2019

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 8-11, 2019
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2019 Annual Valve Industry Knowledge Forum

Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Date: April 9-11, 2019
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Canada

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

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 10-12, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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