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Manufacturing companies named to Forbes list of top employers

We’ve rounded up the industrial suppliers and manufacturers in the top 100. The total list ranks the 300 employers that received the most recommendations.

Report: Simulation market to challenge traditional automotive manufacturers

Investment in automotive design, test and simulation solutions is going to increase 11 per cent in the next five years, according to a new report by Interact Analysis.

Robotic Industries Association appoints new board chair

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has appointed Matt Wicks, chief robotics solution architect of Honeywell Intelligrated as its new board chair.

Trump signs off on USMCA, shifting focus, pressure back to House of Commons

President Donald Trump signed the implementation bill – approved by Congress after extensive negotiations – during an hour-long ceremony last week.

Our January/February 2020 digital edition is available!

Our cover story is about Build a Dream, a Windsor, Ontario–based organization that is helping young women to bridge the skills gap in STEM and the skilled trades.
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Uncover the hidden costs in food manufacturing that erode profitability

Among the many challenges your food and beverage manufacturing business faces, growing your margins - and not just remaining profitable - is a never-ending battle. Regardless of the size of your business, many of the factors that erode margins are hidden. Get tips on identifying and eliminating them. Register now for this webinar.

Adopting additive: the benefits of 3D printing for small manufacturers

Canadian manufacturers have been a bit more cautious than their counterparts in Europe and the United States in rolling out the proverbial red carpet for additive manufacturing processes, perhaps due to the dizzying array of options and substantial up-front investment that's required. » Read full article

Northern Pulp workers finish final shifts as plant put in ‘hibernation’

The majority of the approximately 230 unionized workers at the Northern Pulp mill finished their final shifts on Friday, with 60 employees remaining to put the Nova Scotia factory into “hibernation.” » Read full article

Sheridan College receives over $500K for apprenticeships

Sheridan College’s Davis campus in Brampton, Ontario is receiving more than $559,000 for pre-apprenticeship programs in general machining and millwrighting. » Read full article

Packaging giant Syntegon Technology appoints new CEO

Syntegon Technology, a packaging supplier formerly known as Bosch Packaging Technology, has a new chief executive officer effective March 1, 2020. » Read full article

Toyota commits to Lexus production in Canada

Lexus is investing in its Canadian operations with the building of two new SUV models, the Lexus NX and UX. » Read full article
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Single-channel weight processor

Hardy Process Solutions has introduced the Hardy HI 6200 single-channel weight processor series designed for PROFINET Industrial Ethernet networks. » Read full article

Automation software update

ICONICS has announced the release of Version 10.96 of its automation software lineup, containing a number of new solutions for manufacturing. » Read full article

Two-axis X-Theta positioning system

H2W Technologies has launched a two-axis X-Theta positioning system ideal for precision motion control applications that require coordinated linear and rotary positioning. » Read full article

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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PTDA Leadership Development Conference

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Date: March 25-27, 2020
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2020 ISA & IIoT Smart Manufacturing Conference

Location: Galveston, Tex.
Date: April 14, 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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2020 Industrial Control Systems Security Symposium

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 25-29, 2020
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Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: May 27-28, 2020
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