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Making a mask: Machine builder develops N95 equipment for new PPE brand

Harbour Technologies designed its own machines when it couldn’t find PPE for its workers.

Union reaches tentative deal with Ford worth nearly $2B

The automaker has agreed to spend nearly $2 billion on electric vehicle production at its Canadian plants.

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up in July

Gains in the motor vehicle and parts sector helped boost sales for the third consecutive month.

How will automation affect Canadian jobs in our post-COVID economy?

A University of Waterloo economics professor shares how many jobs may be affected by a rise in automation.
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Rittal invites you to German Technology Day 2020 Virtual Fair, Oct 14

Rittal along with EPLAN, Bosch Rexroth, Murrelektronik, PILZ and WAGO, six prominent companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with headquarters in Germany, are hosting the second German Technology Day Virtual Fair on Oct 14. With a theme of ‘Collaboration & Connectivity’, the event includes joint and individual live sessions, interactive exhibit booths, and above all, a grand Contest where you could win prizes worth thousands of dollars. Get ready to enjoy the best of German technology in Canada!

Register today at www.germantechnologyday.com.

Ontario invests in Linamar retooling for ventilator production

The company’s Guelph, Ontario facility is spearheading the ventilator project with several industry partners. » Read full article

Printing company fined $65K after worker critically injured in machinery

The owners of a defunct Ontario printing plant have been fined after an accident involving a press machine. » Read full article

WSIB to award small businesses for health and safety leadership

The top three businesses receive monetary prizes of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000. Find out how to apply. » Read full article

Industry watch: Technology adoption has to start at the top

The latest Industry Watch column explores why CEOs are often uncomfortable with technology conversations. » Read full article

ATS Automation announces closures, layoffs in transportation segment

The Ontario–based automation solutions provider expects to complete the restructuring by the end of its fiscal year. » Read full article

Manufacturer receives $2M to make lighter, more breathable masks

This company will have monthly capacity for 200,000 face masks containing unique properties. » Read full article

International Robot Safety Conference

Date: Oct. 6-8, 2020
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Industrial IoT Online Summit USA

Date: Oct. 13-14, 2020
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German Technology Day

Date: Oct. 14, 2020
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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Date: Oct. 26-27, 2020
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