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September 28, 2019

Weidmuller Canada unveils new warehouse operations at renovated HQ

On September 17, the company hosted a tour, lunch and “cord-connecting” ceremony at its 30,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of highways 7 and 404, north of Toronto.

Adient to manufacture new Ford product line and add up to 100 jobs

Automotive parts manufacturer Adient will produce a new product line for the Ford F-150 that is projected to create between 70 to 100 jobs at its facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Siemens unveils new name for PLM Software division, new product portfolio

At a media and research analyst conference hosted by Siemens last week in Brooklyn, New York, the company discussed manufacturing trends and made several announcements.

Automation in action: Calstone's custom capabilities

Investments in automation and a smart pivot in positioning have helped Calstone, a Canadian manufacturer of industrial work benches, grow its workforce more than 30 per cent. Read our exclusive story and take a peek into their manufacturing operation.

CMTS 2019 to focus on the future of Canadian manufacturing

The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) returns, bigger in both size and scope, to The International Centre in Toronto September 30 to October 3.

What is Industry 4.0, anyway?

Even in 2019, there are questions about Industry 4.0 and whether there is value for manufacturers to invest in advanced solutions. » Read full article
MA Issue - BB2

Unifor president says GM could face strike in Canada if trust is not restored

The massive employee strike that hit General Motors in the U.S. on Monday could migrate to Canada next year if trust is not restored, said Unifor president Jerry Dias. » Read full article

Exoskeletons: five manufacturing applications

Exoskeletons, or exosuits – wearable IoT devices to be put on a worker's body – have turned out to be irreplaceable helpers in manufacturing. » Read full article

Redefining success in manufacturing

How do you view success in your organization? Paul Hogendoorn of Freepoint Technologies discusses what metrics should be measured in his new Industry Watch column. » Read full article

Top funding opportunities for Canadian manufacturers

The best way to use government funding opportunities for manufacturing is to integrate them as part of an overall growth strategy and construct a funding plan. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

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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Automation Fair

Location: Burnaby, B.C.
Date: November 6, 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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