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March 30, 2019

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.

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.

Ontario manufacturer fined $60K after worker injury

CS Wind Canada Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of wind towers that is currently in a state of shutdown, has been fined $60,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after a worker suffered permanent injury at its facility in Windsor, Ontario.

Canada's Best Managed Companies in automation and manufacturing 2019

The Canada's Best Managed Companies list celebrates Canadian business excellence and has been compiled by consulting firm Deloitte for 26 years.

Feds invest over $772K for automation at three Quebec manufacturers

The federal government has announced over three quarters of a million dollars in investments in three Quebec manufacturing companies to expand their operations with new automation equipment.
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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. » Read full article
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Report: Jobs at high risk of automation more likely to be held by women, says RBC

The jobs at high risk of being eliminated by automation are more likely to be held by women – but women also possess more of the skills required for the new jobs of the future than men do, according to a new report by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). » Read full article

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. » Read full article

Cascades to close two tissue machines in Ontario

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

EMO Hannover metalworking fair to focus on smart technology

EMO Hannover will bring the top trends in metalworking to manufacturers for its biennial fair in Hannover, Germany from September 16-21, with a focus on system intelligence. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

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: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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