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Toromont to buy Quebec-based Hewitt heavy equipment business

Industrial equipment company Toromont Industries Ltd. is buying the Quebec-based Hewitt Group for $1.02 billion. The deal combines two of Canada’s largest heavy equipment distributors.

Peterborough General Electric plant halts manufacturing, shed 358 jobs

More than 350 workers at a General Electric plant in Peterborough, Ont., will be losing their jobs as the 125-year-old facility ceases manufacturing next year.

Lack of protective devices and procedures leads to fines, worker injury

R.M. Belanger Limited pleaded guilty and was fined $125,000, and a supervisor pleaded guilty and was fined $5,000 after a worker was injured.
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Fined and imprisoned – VW engineer gets steep punishment in diesel scandal

A Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company’s diesel emissions scandal was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison and a $200,000 fine, a steeper punishment than prosecutors requested. » Read More

MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25-28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
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MEMO 2017

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