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What’s in the 2021 federal budget for manufacturers?

While the new federal budget tabled Monday contains numerous supports for manufacturing, it falls short of what could truly help grow the sector, says the CME.

Governments investing in new vaccine manufacturing plant in Toronto

A new $925-million influenza vaccine facility will help bolster Canada’s biomanufacturing capacity.

GM Canada completes federal order for 10M masks

Since the start of production on May 26, 2020, the team at the Oshawa Operations plant produced approximately one million masks a month.

Ontario launches workplace inspection campaign for manufacturing

The province says it will conduct zero-tolerance workplace safety inspections in sectors and regions hardest hit by COVID-19.
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Manufacturing OEMs and suppliers petition feds on border closures

'Essential' automation, tool and die, and machining sectors are losing contracts because of COVID-19 restrictions, say associations. » Read more

Swenco receives $1.9M from feds for mask production

The company has established a second Waterloo, Ont.–based facility dedicated to the full-time production of surgical face masks for domestic and international supply. » Read full article

Refining an operation: Ionic Mechatronics builds automated assembly machine

An Ontario company has custom-built an automated assembly machine that aligns with a historic copper refining process, giving it a new lease on life around the world. » Read full article

Automate Forward: Picking the right automation partner

Collaboration, convergence key to automation success, say experts at A3's recent Automate Forward conference » Read full article

Can process optimization be sustainable?

Manufacturers are spending a fortune complying with environmental standards and regulations, often with little or no return on investment. But with an integrated approach to waste reduction, they can go green and boost their bottom line. » Read full article

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.6 per cent in February

Canadian manufacturing sales fell in February as the auto sector faced a shortage of microchips. » Read full article
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