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Canadian inflation perks up for first time since January, hits 1.2 per cent in July

Statistics Canada’s latest inflation report, released Friday, found that higher gasoline prices in July helped the year-over-year rate pick up its pace to 1.2 per cent.

U.S. factory output down in July on tumbling auto production

A slump in the auto industry drove U.S. factory output down in July and has kept it flat for months. Overall industrial production – which adds output by mines and utilities – rose 0.2 per cent, the Fed said. Mining output rose 0.5 per cent, and utility production rose 1.6 per cent.

Calibration and metrology compensation survey shows salaries across industries

Fluke Calibration has released the results of their first annual Calibration and Metrology Compensation Survey.

Work resumes on Newfoundland transmission tower after investigation into deaths

Two employees of an Alberta-based contractor were fatally injured at the Newfoundland work site while working on a transmission tower on June 19.

NAFTA’s environmental arm demands Canada explain oilsands tailings leaks

Canada has until September 28 to officially respond to allegations it is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act by allowing contaminants from the ponds to leak into water without forcing the companies involved to fix the problem.

How much value do you get from your CMMS?

Maintenance Connection has released the 2017 State of CMMS Report. The report details that some respondents (20%) still rely on paper-based or homegrown systems for maintenance procedures like work order tracking.
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Using hydra-slide hydraulics to replace heat exchangers

B&G Crane Service LLC used a 300-ton capacity Hydra-Slide HT300 heavy-track hydraulic skidding system to replace two heat exchanger units for a project in Calcasieu, Louisiana recently. The full scope of work included removal and replacement of five exchangers; two were atop a 51 ft.-high structure elevation and removed by crane, while the smallest unit was moved using skates. Find out exactly how they did it. » Read More

MEMO 2017

Date: September 24-27, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25-28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
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CMTS - Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

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

Date: September 27–30, 2017
Location: Hollywood, Fla.
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SMRP Annual Conference

Date: October 16-19, 2017
Location: Kansas City, MO
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