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Novemebr 6, 2019

Sappi finalizes acquisition of Rayonier’s Matane, Que. pulp mill

Sappi Limited has finalized its acquisition of the Matane high-yield hardwood pulp mill in Quebec from Rayonier Advanced Materials.

Molson Coors Brewing cutting 400 to 500 jobs and restructuring operations

Molson Coors Brewing Co. will cut hundreds of jobs in a restructuring effort that will see the brewer change its name as it focuses on growing its portfolio beyond beer.

Hannover Messe 2020 to focus on digital transformation and logistics

Under the lead theme of “Industrial Transformation,” the 2020 show will spotlight all the latest trends and topics, such as Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, 5G and smart logistics.

FANUC opens new North Campus automation and robotics facility

FANUC America has opened a new 461,000-square-foot robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Toronto metal processor fined $150K after worker fatality

Venture Steel Inc., a metal processor and distributor, has been fined $150,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after pleading guilty to charges involving a worker fatality.

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EMC’s manufacturing conference highlights automation as a means to growth

At the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)’s national conference last month, industry leaders discussed automation as both a means to company growth and a solution to the skills shortage in the manufacturing sector. » Read full article

Agile Manufacturing adds Carbon printers to new larger facility

The 3D printer supplier has expanded its additive manufacturing facility in the Toronto region by 6,000 square feet to accommodate its new partnership with Carbon. » Read full article

Rittal Systems Ltd. named a Great Place to Work for 2020

Rittal Systems Ltd. has been certified as a Great Place to Work for 2020 after an independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Institute Canada. » Read full article

Allied Motion Technologies appoints Robert B. Engel to board

Engel will serve as an independent director and has been appointed as a member of the audit and compensation committees of the board. » Read full article

Q&A: Carol Leaman, president & CEO, Axonify

The president of a Waterloo, Ontario-based online training platform discusses how manufacturers can face the skills gap by doling out knowledge to workers, one minute at a time. » Read full article

NRTC Automation creates online marketplace for refurbished robots is a new e-commerce website to find and purchase reconditioned robots, manufacturing equipment and robot parts from brands including ABB, FANUC, KUKA and Yaskawa. » Read full article

ODVA expands marketing team amid global member growth

ODVA, the international standards development and trade organization for industrial automation, has announced Steven Fales as its director of marketing. » Read full article
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Vision system for autonomous scanning

Mitutoyo America Corporation has released the MiSCAN Vision System, a multiple-sensor measurement system for autonomous scanning, covering micro-form to larger workpieces. » Read full article

All-in-one controller

Horner Automation Group has unveiled its entry-level series of all-in-one control systems available with two-inch, four-inch and seven-inch screens. » Read full article

Three-phase monitoring relays

Carlo Gavazzi has added several three-phase monitoring relays, featuring a wider input voltage range. » Read full article

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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German Technology Day - Mississauga

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: November 19, 2019
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German Technology Day - Kitchener

Location: Kitchener, Ont.
Date: November 21, 2019
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SPS 2019

Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
Date: November 26-29, 2019
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ARC Industry Forum 2020

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 3-7, 2020
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