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Robot orders surge in North America in Q1 2021

Robot orders jumped 20 per cent in North America in the first quarter of 2021 over the same period in 2020, says a new report from A3.

Ontario proposes changes to skilled trades and apprenticeship system

The province wants to create a new agency called Skilled Trades Ontario, to streamline the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.

MIT launches Industry 4.0 certificate program for manufacturers

The program aims to equip professionals in manufacturing with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to excel in the digital age.

Oshawa assembly plant restart ahead of schedule, GM Canada says

The company says truck production is now expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year rather than its previous target of January 2022.

Editorial: Advanced manufacturing key to Canada’s post-COVID future

It was welcome news at the end of March when Sanofi announced plans to construct a $925-million influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Toronto. Here's why.
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From Our New Issue 

Join the Women in Manufacturing Virtual Summit on Thursday!

Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting event hosted by Annex Business Media's Manufacturing Group, featuring thought leaders whose shared goal is to promote gender equity, diversity and inclusion in Canadian manufacturing. » Read more

VIDEO: Interview with Humera Malik from Canvass AI

Humera Malik is CEO of Canvass AI, a software provider that empowers industrial companies with actionable intelligence to make data-driven operational decisions. » Read more
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CMO Demo Days

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PLM Road Map & PDT Spring 2021

Date: May 19-20, 2021
Location: Online
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Automate Boldly

Date: May 25, 2021
Location: Online
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