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Buy American: How Biden’s made-in-America plan could impact Canadian companies

The endeavour could disrupt the Canada-U.S. supply chain and lead to significant trade tensions, experts say.

P.E.I. lozenge plant lays off 30 workers due to slow cold and cough season

A lozenge plant in Prince Edward Island has laid off 30 workers, citing an “almost non-existent” cold and cough season amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Unifor approves $1 billion General Motors deal to build electric vans in Ontario

The union says about 91 per cent of worker votes were in favour of the deal, and that work will begin immediately to ready the plant for production in November.

Ont. manufacturers receive more testing, inspections under emergency order

Ontario’s manufacturing sector is receiving additional COVID-19 tests as part of increased restrictions in response to rising case numbers of the coronavirus.
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Top 10 industrial automation trends in 2021: Part 1

Industry experts predict the year’s top trends and technologies in part one of our annual roundup. » Read full article

Top industrial automation trends in 2021: Part 2

The 2021 predictions about trends and technologies continue in part two of our annual roundup. » Read full article

Semiconductor shortage forces automobile production cuts

Officials at Volkswagen, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all say they have been hit by the shortage and forced to delay production of some models. » Read full article

Steel manufacturer fined $115,000 after two workers injured on the job

A Whitby, Ont. steel maker has been fined in provincial court after two workers were critically injured. » Read full article

Manufacturing AUTOMATION, Automate Canada announce partnership

Together, the brands plan to further amplify the voice of the Canadian industrial automation community. » Read full article

Face masks represent a chance to restore Canadian manufacturing

The pandemic may catalyze recovery from some of the economic consequences of globalization, writes a McMaster University engineering professor. » Read full article

25th Annual ARC Industry Forum

Date: Feb. 8-11
Location: Online
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Automate Forward

Date: Mar. 22-26
Location: Online
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