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Reliability outlook for Ontario’s electricity system to remain positive

The latest report from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) says the outlook for the reliability of Ontario’s electricity system will remain positive for the next 18 months, with adequate generation and transmission to meet demand.

Hilti North America president and CEO to retire in 2017, new successor named

Cary Evert, president and chief executive officer of Hilti North America, has chosen to retire March 31, 2017.

PTDA 2017 Leadership Development Conference

The Power Transmission Distributors Association is now taking registrations for the PTDA 2017 Leadership Development Conference to be held on March 23-24, 2017, in New Orleans, L.A.

Gray Tools Canada Inc. invests in its Canadian manufacturing capabilities

Gray Tools Canada Inc., an industrial-quality manufacturer of hand tools, announced the acquisition of a new vertical machining centre, thus furthering its commitment to domestic manufacturing.

Ritchie Bros. reports record year for turning idle assets into cash

In 2016 Ritchie Bros. held six auctions at its flagship site in Edmonton, selling 43,500+ equipment items and trucks for CA$728+ million (US$559+ million).

What is more important: a focus on reliability or focus on maintenance practices?

Susan Lubell, Principal, Steppe Consulting Inc., and Cliff Williams, Corporate Maintenance Manager, ERCO Worldwide, debate whether plants should focus on reliability or maintenance at the 2016 MainTrain conference in Toronto.
IFPE 2017


Key success factors for manufacturers in 2017 – skills and new services

Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers in 2017. And IoT? Today, 50 per cent of the costs of IoT projects go into integration. Many manufacturers will realize they already have IoT solutions and that if they want to realize benefits, they now need to better integrate it. Antony Bourne, IFS Global Industry Director for Manufacturing outlines three key predictions for 2017 – and beyond. » read more

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling with Doc Palmer

Date: January 17-18, 2017
Location: St. Catharines, ON » more info

Maintenance and Inspection Training

Date: January 23-26, 2017
Location: Chester, OH » more info