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Saputo closing facilities in Ontario and New Brunswick, laying off 280 workers

Saputo Inc. will close two Canadian facilities, cutting nearly 300 jobs, as it looks to trim costs in a competitive market.

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.

RIA: North American robot orders up 1.6% in 2019

The RIA says 29,988 robotic units have been ordered, but order revenue for 2019 is down 1.3 per cent, closing the year with $1.681 billion.

Automation the Lean way: LJ Welding streamlines GE process

LJ Welding Automation, which has roots in Alberta’s energy sector, had just the expertise that GE Healthcare needed to help streamline two key processes in its Florence, South Carolina plant.

One-piece flow: getting Lean with cellular manufacturing

At the core of Lean manufacturing – what really makes it successful – is the workcell. Here’s how it can help your operations. » Read full article
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Bombardier sells C Series stake, completes exit of commercial aviation

Bombardier Inc. is selling its remaining stake in the A220 jetliner for nearly $600 million to Airbus. » Read full article

Recruitment company for manufacturers opens in Toronto

A recruitment and staffing company that locates engineers for the advanced manufacturing sector has opened in Toronto. » Read full article

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

Canadian manufacturers have been cautious rolling out the proverbial red carpet for additive manufacturing processes. Here’s why you should consider the technology. » Read full article

Sustained change: Raven Telemetry turns operational data into action

Ottawa’s Raven Telemetry employs an AI-based platform to connect operators on the plant floor with senior managers for better decision-making. » Read full article

Honda of Canada Mfg. builds its nine-millionth vehicle in Ontario

HCM has invested a total of $4.2 billion in the manufacturing of vehicles in Canada for 34 years at two auto plants in Ontario, and at an engine manufacturing plant. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

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 2019
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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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