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Top 5 industrial automation trends in 2019

Industrial automation experts offered their predictions on what trends and technologies may impact plants in 2019. As we enter 2020, see how correct they were.

Industry watch: Trump, Trudeau and the rest of us

Columnist Paul Hogendoorn explores what the new NAFTA may mean for manufacturers.

Report: Industrial robots may displace 20M manufacturing jobs by 2030

But new jobs for humans will open up at nearly the same rate as they are destructed.

Pilz Canada opens new Mississauga location

In June, Pilz Automation Safety Canada officially inaugurated its new 5,300-square-foot, $150,000 facility in Mississauga, Ontario.

Ontario nail manufacturer fined $50K for critical injury of worker

THS Industries Ltd., a company that manufactures steel nails, was fined $50,000 by Ontario provincial court after pleading guilty to an offence involving a critical injury to a worker.

VIDEO: Automation in action at Hannover Messe 2019

If you missed the Hannover Messe trade show this year, you missed a lot of automation in action! Manufacturing AUTOMATION was on site at the fair and we've put together a highlights reel of automation applications, from robotics to drives. » 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

Q&A: Walter Garrison, advanced manufacturing business integrator for the City of Mississauga

In MA’s interview, Garrison talks technology adoption and building a support system for success. » Read full article

Worker dies after accident at Calgary cement plant

Emergency crews were called to the Inland Concrete operation in the city's northwest in February after the death of a worker. » Read full article

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. » Read full article
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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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Automation Technology Expo 2020

Location: Cairo, Egy.
Date: March 14-16, 2020
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Hannover Messe 2020

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 20-25, 2020
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: April 29-30, 2020
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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Montreal
Date: May 11-14, 2020
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