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July 27, 2019
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Report: Industrial robots may displace 20M manufacturing jobs by 2030

Industrial robots and automation could displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, according to a new report – but new jobs for humans will open up at nearly the same rate as they are destructed.

Murrelektronik Canada opens new Ontario location

Automation supplier Murrelektronik Canada (Murr Canada) celebrated the grand opening of its new office in Mississauga, Ontario this month.

Ford to cut 200 jobs at Ontario auto assembly plant

Ford Motor Co. says it will cut about 200 jobs at its Oakville, Ont. plant starting in September as sales of some models slow.

Report: Canada sees continued drop in manufacturing production in June

Canada has seen a sharp decline in production volumes over the past three months, according to IHS Markit’s latest Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report.

Canada's best workplaces in manufacturing named for 2019

The 2019 winners of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have been announced, and they join a number of manufacturers and suppliers on the overall Best Workplaces in Canada list.
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Three ways to become a diverse and inclusive manufacturing workplace

Committing to workplace diversity in manufacturing isn’t just a good social concept – it helps the bottom line, too. » Read full article
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Wi-Fi 6, 5G and your factory

This year, there’s been a lot of talk about Wi-Fi 6 and 5G networks. But if you’ve been wondering what they are (and if they are the same thing), and what impact they will have on your factory environment, you’re not alone. » Read full article

Phoenix Contact appoints new general manager for Canada

Phoenix Contact Canada has appointed Roger Hallett as general manager, taking on leadership for the company's Canadian operations. » Read full article

Canada invests $20M in car-parts manufacturer for jobs, plant upgrades

The federal government has announced an investment of up to $20 million in an Ontario manufacturer of foam polymers and moulding for the automotive sector. » Read full article

Conestoga College receives STEM grants from DENSO for manufacturing

Ontario’s Conestoga College is among the 26 North American colleges and universities to receive a total of $1 million in education grants to prepare students for careers in automotive and manufacturing. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

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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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 17, 2019
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International Metrology Congress

Location: Paris, Fra.
Date: September 24-26, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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MCMA Technical Conference

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 7-10, 2019
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AUTOMA 2019: Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress

Location: Zurich, Swi.
Date: October 14-15, 2019
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 15-17, 2019
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15th European Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Location: Berlin, Ger.
Date: November 11-16, 2019
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Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference

Location: San Jose, Calif.
Date: November 12-13, 2019
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