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August 7, 2019

Ontario invests $5M in province’s first automated CLT plant

The Ontario government is investing almost $5 million in Element5‘s fully automated cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant, the first in the province.

HARTING Canada boosts automation offering; adds two staff

Ashley Smith-Heine, vice-president of sales for HARTING Americas, declares the acceleration of IIoT adoption, automation and digitalization so strong in Canada that the company is hiring two extra sales staff over the next year.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to open Canadian HQ in Ontario

The interior of the new 15,000-square-foot facility in Oakville is currently under construction and will house up to 100 employees.

Sign manufacturer receives $1.45M for automation equipment

Media Resources Inc. has received a $1.45 million repayable investment from the Ontario government to retrofit its Oakville facility with leading-edge manufacturing automation equipment.

Rayonier to sell Matane, Que. pulp mill to Sappi

Rayonier Advanced Materials is selling its Matane, Quebec pulp mill and related assets to Sappi Limited, a global diversified wood fibre company, for a purchase price of approximately US$175 million.

Steel manufacturer creates 108 jobs on $81.M modernization project

Gerdau Ameristeel, a steel manufacturer, is receiving a $20 million investment from the Canadian government toward an $81.2 million project to modernize its production lines and reduce its manufacturing costs.

SYSPRO names Piero Broccardo CFO for North America

As CFO, Broccardo will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and directing all financial-related activities of SYSPRO regions in the US and Canada.
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Bridging the manufacturing skills gap

With automation changing the types of manufacturing jobs available in Canada, leaders look for ways to attract new workers and re-engage existing ones » Read full article

CUSMA vs. NAFTA: What manufacturers should know

If all goes well, CUSMA should come into effect on January 1, 2020. But it would be wise for manufacturers to proceed as if the CUSMA is a fait accompli. » Read full article

Agile Manufacturing achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

The Ontario-based provider of 3D printing and rapid manufacturing solutions has had its operations certified compliant with the ISO 9001:2015 standard, an internationally recognized achievement for operational excellence. » Read full article

Endress+Hauser to build new net zero facility in Ontario

Endress+Hauser Canada plans to build a $28 million new facility in Ontario that will emphasize sustainability, aim for LEED Gold status and showcase the company's product offering. » Read full article

BC steel manufacturers receive $1.6M from feds for new equipment

Two Vancouver-area steel manufacturers are receiving $1.6 million in funding from the federal government to upgrade equipment and improve manufacturing practices. » Read full article

Emerson adds cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers with digital transformation

Emerson has opened a cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers confidently adopt digital transformation strategies, while protecting the integrity of their plant operations, networks, systems and data. » Read full article

Sheridan College receives additional funding for advanced manufacturing project

The school has received an additional investment of $1.9 million from the provincial government to continue its Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) project. » Read full article

Yokogawa receives leadership award for process solution

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has received a leadership award from global market research and consulting company Frost & Sullivan as part of their 2019 Best Practices Awards. » Read full article
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Digital drive for motion control

Aerotech has released the XC2 PWM digital drive, a small form-factor, single-axis motor drive designed for motion control applications. » Read full article

Precision laser sensors

Balluff’s newest precision laser sensors allow for precise positioning of small parts, as well as dark, transparent or complex-shaped objects. » Read full article

Overmolded junction box

Turck has added an overmolded junction box for cable consolidation applications to its connectivity portfolio. » Read full article

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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