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Timken sales expected to be flat compared to 2016

The Timken Company reported fourth-quarter 2016 sales of $655 million, down 8.3 per cent from the same period a year ago. The results reflect weakness across most end markets and unfavourable currency, partially offset by the benefit of acquisitions.

Quebec government and Cascades invest in two energy efficiency projects

With two major projects at its Cabano plant supported by the Quebec government, Cascades will significantly decrease its heavy-fuel oil consumption.

Campaign to generate interest in industrial distribution careers

The Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) initiative – founded and significantly funded by the PTDA Foundation – ramps up its campaign to build awareness of industrial distribution careers.

Ontario businesses confident in own outlook, not province’s economy: survey

A new Ontario Chamber of Commerce survey suggests only one quarter of its members are confident in the province’s economic outlook, despite being optimistic about their own futures.

STLE 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The five-day technical program for the 2017 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition has been released.
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Hand-tool makers emphasize safety and ergonomics

“One of the key issues is ensuring that hand tools being used are secure and all steps are taken to prevent a tool from being lost or dropped from a height during maintenance and service work," writes contributing editor Tom Venetis. While this seems obvious to many, he reminds us that it is easy for a tool to slip from one’s grasp. “Because of this possibility, toolmakers are now looking for ways to give maintenance workers a way to tether tools to themselves while allowing workers to retain freedom of movement and ease of access to tools, especially when working at heights.” » read more

PTDA – Leadership Development Conference

Date: March 22-24, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA » more info

Hannover Messe 2017

Date: April 24 –28, 2017
Location: Hannover, Germany » more info