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May 25, 2019

Manufacturer fined $100K for critical worker injury

Recochem Inc., an Ontario company that produces, packages and distributes chemical, pled guilty to a charge by the province’s Ministry of Labour.

Kruger Products begins construction of Sherbrooke tissue plant

KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products L.P. dedicated the construction site of their future Sherbrooke TAD tissue plant on May 13.

Canadian retaliatory tariffs lifted as U.S. kills steel aluminum penalties

Canada collected more than $1.27 billion from the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products over the last year.

Rockwell Automation now offering e-learning training courses

Rockwell Automation is now offering e-learning training courses designed to equip workers with the skills they need to support modern industrial operations.

Ontario cuts $24 million in funding to two AI research institutes

The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence received $20 million last year and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research received $4 million, but this year's government financial figures show that funding is gone.
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Industry watch: Trump, Trudeau and the rest of us

Columnist Paul Hogendoorn explores what the new NAFTA may mean for manufacturers. » Read full article

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs

The company has said it was undertaking a major restructuring, and on Monday said that it will have trimmed thousands of jobs by August. » Read full article

BC grants $250K to FIRST Robotics BC for STEM education

The provincial government has awarded a one-time, $250,000 grant to FIRST Robotics BC, to help students with a passion for robotics to STEM skills and explore career opportunities. » Read full article

Industry, economists weigh in on lifting of tariffs on Canadian steel, aluminum

The lifting of U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Canada is receiving a positive but guarded welcome from industry. » Read full article

PHOTOS: Toyota reaffirms commitment to Canadian auto sector

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau was in attendance for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) announcement that it will produce the Lexus NX and NX Hybrid at its Cambridge, Ontario production plant beginning in 2022. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019

Location: Windsor, Ont.
Date: June 12, 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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