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November 30, 2019
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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.

ITC Electrical Components marks 25 years in automation

The family-owned company credits a strong product lineup and a focus on customer service for its quarter-century of success in the electrical and automation business. MA talked to owner Luca Fontana about what’s next for ITC.

Zero to one: launching a new manufacturing project

The hardest thing to do is often just to get started. Stepping into the unknown, or perhaps looking forward into a big, indeterminate and not fully defined project, is easy to avoid doing. Paul Hogendoorn’s new Industry Watch column covers how to launch a new project.

Manufacturer fined $50K after worker falls from ladder

A company that manufactures infection control products has been fined $50,000 in Ontario provincial court after pleading guilty to an offence involving a critical worker injury at its plant.

Push to the edge: why do manufacturers need data centres?

In the cover story for our new issue, we explore new analytics solutions that suggest manufacturers employ a hybrid cloud-edge model backed by a robust data centre.
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Cybersecurity webinar next week!

Join Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting for our free webinar!

Cybersecurity & Risk Management: ERP Best Practices
December 5, 2019 | 1 PM ET

You’ll learn:
   •  Which areas of your industrial control system are of most concern
   •  How bad agents get access to networks and equipment
   •  How to respond to a cybersecurity threat
   •  How to strengthen your resilience to attacks

Speaker Jonathan Gross, managing director of Pemeco Consulting, will provide a digital road map on how to manage risk across the enterprise. » Register now!

Across the enterprise: Tackle Industry 4.0 with edge, fog and cloud computing

Columnist Jonathan Gross illustrates the disconnect between the 70 per cent of manufacturers who want to implement Industry 4.0 projects to diversify business models, increase market penetration and improve efficiencies, and the only 15 per cent that have a responsive strategy in place. » Read full article
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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. » Read full article

German Technology Days introduce Canadian manufacturers to Industry 4.0 solutions

A group of German-owned companies recently addressed Canadian manufacturers still unsure of the value of automation, or how Industry 4.0 practices can benefit their operations. » Read full article

Cybersecurity study finds 30% of Canadian companies performing ‘poorly’

Nearly a third of Canadian companies are performing poorly with regards to cybersecurity, leaving themselves at risk to attack, according to a new study by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA). » 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
Event Calendar 

ARC Industry Forum 2020

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 3-7, 2020
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RoboDEX/Smart Factory Expo

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: February 12-14, 2020
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Manufacturing Automation Asia

Location: Singapore
Date: February 20-21, 2020
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Hannover Messe 2020

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 20-25, 2020 2019
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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Montreal
Date: May 11-14, 2020
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