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PTDA Business Index reveals significant growth for PT/MC Industry in 1Q2016

The PTDA Business Index for 1Q2016 indicates significant growth with a reading of 50.8, a higher reading than 35.7 in 4Q2015 and is the first reading above 50 since 1Q2015. Business activity indicated an increase nearly double that of the previous quarter. Led dominantly by the distributor market, business activity in 1Q2016 increased to 48.3 from 24.6 in the previous quarter. » Read full article

Officials with Nalcor Energy investigating structure collapse at Muskrat Falls

Officials are investigating an industrial accident at the powerhouse at Muskrat Falls in Labrador. A spokesman says the structure supporting concrete that was being poured collapsed. Seven employees were treated on-site and one was sent to hospital. » Read full article

Recognizing Canada’s exceptional engineers

The Engineers Canada Awards Gala in Charlottetown, PEI, honoured remarkable achievements of engineers, teams of engineers, engineering projects and engineering students. Find out who made this year’s recipient list. » Read full article

Cascades recognized for its leadership in energy efficiency

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, honoured Cascades with a Leadership Award under the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) in the “Corporate Stewardship” category at the Energy Summit 2016. » Read full article

Creaform Engineering announces major expansion

Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced that its engineering division is undergoing a major expansion to meet the increasing demand for its expertise in a wide array of fields, including design, engineering and simulation. » Read full article
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World HVAC equipment demand to reach $122 Billion

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Paper mill operator fined $55,000 after worker suffers hand injury

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Ontario investing up to $100M in renewable natural gas

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Domtar’s award-winning Windsor mill examines the sources of error

“A worker is tasked to cut some failed bolts on a pressure vessel door. In the process, he cuts his finger and takes five stiches. An investigation determines that this accident was just waiting to happen. In a new approach to understanding the cause of incidents like this, Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que. is improving its safety programs by adopting a more correct way of understanding the nature of errors. Adapting an approach developed to reduce the number of incidents in the nuclear power industry, called Human Performance Improvement (HPI), the Windsor mill is focusing less on how an incident happens, and more on why. Behind this tactic lies the dawning awareness that individual errors contribute far less to incidents than do organizational weaknesses…” Read Carroll McCormick’s feature. » read more

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Global Petroleum Show

Date: June 7 – 9, 2016
Location: Calgary » more info

PTDA 2016 Canadian Conference

Date: June 9 – 10, 2016
Location: Ottawa » more info

EASA 2016 Convention and Exhibition

Date: June 12 – 14, 2016
Location: Toronto » more info