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Mega Bloks to lay off 580 workers and close Montreal factory

Mattel says production of the Mega Bloks interlocking plastic bricks for children will be outsourced to facilities in Mexico and China.

Canadian manufacturers lag in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies

The survey for BDO Canada LLP by PLANT Magazine looked at how 251 owners and senior executives view these technologies and probed their level of adoption.

Lambton College receives funding for skilled trades apprenticeships

The Sarnia, Ontario college will receive funding from the province for six in-class training programs to prepare students for careers in manufacturing and the skilled trades.

Toyota adds 17K Canadian vehicles to Takata air bag inflator recall

Toyota is recalling 361,000 more vehicles worldwide, including about 17,000 in Canada, to replace Takata air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel.

Saving time: Scholle IPN Canada optimizes its production workflow

The packaging manufacturer cuts robot panel design lead time by 50 per cent with installation of automation software.

Automotive parts maker fined $60K after worker injury

An Ontario manufacturer of automotive parts owned by Magna International Inc. has been fined $60,000 in provincial court after a worker injury.
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Three ways to lower your cybersecurity risk in 2020

It's time for Canadian manufacturing companies to step back and assess their cybersecurity priorities. » Read full article

EMC launches productivity program for Nova Scotia manufacturers

The two-year program will enable local industries to address key issues facing Nova Scotia manufacturers, such as skills shortages. » Read full article

Manufacturer fined $175K after worker death, injuries to others

A manufacturer of pre-stressed and pre-cast concrete products in Ontario has been fined $175,000 after one worker was killed and another seriously injured during a bridge construction project. » Read full article

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Danfoss to acquire Eaton’s hydraulics business in $3.3B deal

The business will be transferred into the existing Danfoss business segment, Danfoss Power Solutions, adding approximately 11,000 employees. » Read full article

Top 10 health & safety violations: learn how to avoid them

Ontario’s top 10 list of health and safety violations is filled with opportunities that many workplaces may be missing. » Read full article


Modular industrial displays

Emerson has released the new portfolio of RXi industrial display and panel PC products for monitoring and visualizing production processes. » Read full article

Vibronic point level detector

Endress+Hauser has released an Industry 4.0–enabled version of its popular Liquiphant vibronic point level detection family. » Read full article

Remote I/O system with alarm option

Moore Industries has announced the NET Concentrator System (NCS) now alarm option that allows users to quickly set up simple or dynamic alarming schemes. » Read full article

ARC Industry Forum 2020

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 3-7, 2020
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InDaComm 2020: Phoenix Contact Industry 4.0 Seminars

Location: Various locations
Date: February 6-27, 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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SPS – Industrial Automation Fair

Location: Guangzhou, China
Date: February 26-28, 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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