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March 20, 2019
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Unifor reports productive talks with GM on Oshawa jobs

Unifor says it has suspended a public campaign against General Motors as a result of positive talks with the automaker on preserving jobs in Oshawa, Ont.

Canada invests $100M in SME steel and aluminum manufacturers

The investment will provide non-repayable contributions for projects to enhance productivity, increase competitiveness and create jobs.

VIDEO: Volkswagen fits e-Golf headliner using robot in Dresden factory

Volkswagen Group has released a video of a robot installing the headliner for its e-Golf vehicle at its Dresden, Germany facility in what it says is a world-first standard.

StatsCan: Manufacturing sales up one per cent in January

Canadian manufacturing sales ended a streak of three consecutive months of declines as they grew more than expected in January.

Bombardier appoints Steeve Robitaille to senior leadership team

Robitaille will succeed Daniel Desjardins as senior vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective May 1, 2019.

Emerson automation system receives ISA certification for cybersecurity

Emerson has received the industry’s first ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 certification for cybersecurity in its DeltaV automation system.

Aluminum producer hit by cyberattack

Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro said Tuesday it had been a targeted by "an extensive cyberattack" through a ransomware virus infecting its key operations and disrupting its IT systems globally.

Cascades Tissue Group CEO Jean Jobin to step down

Jean Jobin is stepping down from his role as president and chief operating officer of Cascades Tissue Group and will be replaced by longtime Cascades exec Jean-David Tardif.
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Artificial intelligence meets the real world

Canadian manufacturers are starting to invest in AI, but not necessarily in the areas that are getting all the press. Find out what’s hot – and what’s media hype. » Read full article


Closed cooling jackets for torque motors

ETEL has announced that its TMB+ torque motor is now available with a pre-built, closed cooling jacket. » Read full article

Lithium-ion uninterruptible power system

The 5P lithium-ion UPS by Eaton provides network security, extended battery life and remote management capabilities for distributed IT and edge computing environments. » Read full article

Positionable male connector in M12

binder USA has expanded its M12 product family with the addition of the positionable and lockable M12 male panel-mounted connector. » 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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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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EMO Hannover 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: September 16-21, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

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