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Molson Coors to spend up to $500 million to build new Montreal brewery

A tract of waterfront land at the edge of Old Montreal will undergo a transformation after Molson Coors announced plans to spend up to $500 million to build a new brewery in the city instead of modernizing its current brewery.

Campbell Soup buying Pacific Foods for $700 million

Campbell Soup says it has agreed to pay $700 million to acquire Pacific Foods, which makes organic broths and plant-based drinks. The deal reflects Campbell’s efforts to better reflect changing tastes toward foods that are seen as healthier or fresher.

Welding equipment manufacturer partners with online parts support provider

The SmartEquip Network is onboarding Lincoln Electric. This partnership will provide owners of Lincoln Electric welding equipment with all the critical product information and parts support catalogues they need to maintain their fleet.

Holographic overlay to drive productivity and reinvent field service management

IFS Labs has developed an integration between the enterprise applications suite IFS Applications and Microsoft HoloLens that enables service engineers to visualize holographic IFS software data on the HoloLens screen, which is plotted directly on the asset they are to service.

ABB acquisition of B&R to enhance automation portfolio

ABB announced that it has completed its acquisition of B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH), the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide.

Improve racking inspections with new CSA guideline

A new guideline, CSA A344-17 Guideline for Racking Systems replaces and expands on the now retired standard CSA A344.1, published in 2005.

KSB Pumps’ Marcus Henderson elected to OPCEA Board of Directors

Marcus Henderson, business development manager for Mississauga-based KSB Pumps Inc., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association.
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Track progress by keeping a close eye on production rates and yield

Home Hardware Stores and specifically Beauti-Tone Paints is using its PcVue’s HMI/SCADA system to provide the plant with both a real-time and comprehensive view of the filling line, which operates across multiple work centres. In the past, the focus of automation and data collection was on specific production equipment. The issue with this approach is that it gave the line workers a limited understanding of how the plant was performing as a whole. Now, information is available more quickly to plant workers to help inform decision-making. » read more

2017 World Tribology Congress

Date: September 17-22, 2017
Location: Beijing, China
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25-28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

Date: September 27–30, 2017
Location: Hollywood, Fla.
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International Maintenance Conference, IMC-2017

Date: December 11–15, 2017
Location: Bonita Springs, Fla.
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