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Manufacturing sales top expectations for November, gaining 1.5 per cent

Canadian manufacturing sales topped expectations in November as they climbed 1.5 per cent in the month to $51.8 billion.

Call for abstracts now open for annual MainTrain conference

PEMAC invites practitioners and service providers to submit ideas for presentations for the MainTrain 2017 conference. Submission must be received by Monday, March 20, 2017.

Quebec Government supports investment projects worth $132.6 million by Siemens Canada in Quebec

German-based Siemens AG, through its subsidiary Siemens Canada, plans to invest $110.6 million in research and development activities at its plant in Dorval, Que., to design and make improvements to aero-derivative gas turbines.

PTDA welcomes seven new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has welcomed seven new member companies.

Trump’s protectionist inaugural address sparks concerns in Canada’s oilpatch

Donald Trump’s fiercely protectionist inaugural address is a clarion call for Canada to nurture its relationships with other countries and do everything possible to access markets abroad, the head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said Friday.

NY governor seeks $2B to fix some of nation’s oldest pipes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants $2 billion to address some of the nation’s oldest water and sewer systems. Experts say it would actually cost $80 billion.

U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 5.7% in November 2016

November U.S. cutting tool consumption totalled $168.69 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
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Vibration diagnostics to analyze radial vibration at the bearings ensures best balance

Progressive stacking and balancing of a rotor can provide a reasonably low-level of vibration using low-speed dynamic methods. However, using vibration diagnostics to analyze the radial vibration at the bearings and mid-span deflection ensures that the best balance is achieved at operating speed as well as minimizing the deflection and vibration amplitudes during ramp up and coast down. » read more

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Seminars

Date: March 6-8, 2017
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana » more info

MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25-28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Sask. » more info