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Canadian economy contracted 5.4 per cent in 2020, worst year on record

The Canadian economy posted its worst showing on record in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country, shutting down businesses and putting millions out of work.

Report: Manufacturing conditions continue to improve in February

Operating conditions in the Canadian manufacturing sector continued to improve in the month of February, according to IHS Markit Canada’s latest report.

FANUC, Rockwell Automation launch automation apprenticeships

FANUC America and Rockwell Automation have developed a coalition on apprenticeship programs designed to upskill current and future workers.

VIDEO: Kruger Products starts up $575M tissue plant, invests additional $240M

Kruger Products has successfully commissioned its new $575-million tissue manufacturing plant in the Brompton, Que. region.

Food manufacturer fined $50K after worker injured by machine

An Ontario food manufacturer has been fined $50,000 in provincial offences court after pleading guilty to an incident involving a worker injury at its Toronto plant.
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5 Technology Predictions for 2021

Manufacturers worldwide are heaving a collective sigh of relief at the thought of putting 2020 far behind them. To help manufacturers navigate where and when to recalibrate their global production footprint, we’ve put together five manufacturing trends to adopt in 2021. » Learn more

Canada Job Grant offsets employee training costs

CJG training grants can help Canadian manufacturers improve the quality and quantity of work that their new and existing staff are able to perform by offsetting costs of up to $15,000 per trainee or current employee (in Ontario, as amounts vary by province). » Read more

The robot revolution is here

Whether we like it or not, the robot era is already upon us. The question is: Is the Canadian economy poised to flourish or flounder in a world where robots take over the tasks we don’t want to do ourselves? The answer may surprise you. » Read more


Automate Forward

Date: Mar. 22-26
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The Road to Recovery: Tools for Risk Management

Date: Mar. 26
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Hannover Messe 2021

Date: Apr. 12-16
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Go live or go home

How a CMMS/EAM system keeps maintenance facilities on track. » Read more

Digital transformation: the new way to enhance plant performance

Tight margins, aging equipment and growing demand are putting food and beverage manufacturers under pressure. » Read more