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March 6, 2019
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Cascades to close two tissue machines in Ontario

The machines are located in Whitby and Scarborough, and will affect 68 jobs at the plants.

FCA invests in Michigan as analysts question future of Ontario plant

Canada's auto industry was left on the sidelines in a major spending commitment by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last week, just as analysts were raising concerns about the future of the company's Brampton, Ont. assembly plant.

IBM announces new IoT-based asset performance management system

IBM has announced a new Internet of Things (IoT)–based solution that pairs artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to improve maintenance.

Production ending at Ohio GM plant this week

General Motors will end production this week at the first of five North American plants it wants to close by early next year as part of a company-wide restructuring.

How to choose the right HMI for your manufacturing facility

The role of an HMI is to effectively communicate information between a machine and an operator.

Eaton appoints Yan Jin as SVP investor relations

Jin succeeds Don Bullock, who announced he will retire on April 15, 2019.

The March/April digital edition of MA is available now

Inside, find a cover story on the state of artificial intelligence in Canadian manufacturing, our new Across the Enterprise column, and more!

Manufacturer fined $130K after worker critically injured

Ventra Group Company, manufacturer of injection-moulded plastic vehicle components, has pleaded guilty to an offence by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
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Q&A: What manufacturers need to know about cybersecurity

As a former member of British intelligence agencies during the end of the Cold War, David Masson has witnessed cyber-attack threats move from the analog to the digital sphere, where he’s seen them proliferate, especially in manufacturing scenarios. Here’s what Canadian manufacturers need to know. » Read full article


Industrial wireless networking for the enterprise

Antaira Technologies has expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the AMS-2111 series. » Read full article

Basic temperature controllers

AutomationDirect has released its SOLO line of basic temperature controllers to provide single-loop control for heating and cooling processes. » Read full article

OpenVPX backplanes for 6U applications

The designs from Pixus Technologies include a nine-slot, six-slot power and ground, five-slot, and a single-slot development backplane. » Read full article

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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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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