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MainTrain 2018

Canada’s volatile jobs survey posts biggest monthly drop since 2009

The vigour that carried the Canadian labour market on its impressive run in 2017 hit a speed bump to start this year with its largest one-month job drop in nine years.

Energy: Ottawa’s new rules create more uncertainty

The new review process for industrial projects unveiled by Ottawa risks hurting the Canadian economy’s competitiveness by creating greater uncertainty among investors, reports the Montreal Economic Institute.

Auto industry skeptical of Canadian TPP side deal on autos with Japan

Auto workers and manufacturers are rejecting assertions by Canada’s trade minister that the county won major access for them into the highly protected Japanese market in the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership.

MineSense announces major investment from Mitsubishi Corporation

MineSense Technologies announced today that it has entered into an agreement for a US$ 4million investment from Mitsubishi Corporation.

Oil and gas price shocks make producers hedge their bets with forward contracts

Canadian energy producers are lining up to “hedge their bets” on oil and gas by locking in price contracts on Sunday for deliveries to be made months or years from now.

Ritchie Bros. announces management departure

Ritchie Bros. announced that as a result of structural changes undertaken by the company as part of its IronPlanet integration efforts, a mutual decision was reached with Jim Barr, Group President, that he will be leaving the Company effective February 16.

Safety blitz in effect – PPE compliance

An inspection blitz is currently in effect in Ontario to ensure workers in mines and mining plants have the necessary compliance on personal protective equipment and high visibility clothing.
MRO April Issue


Air Liquide opens a unique CO2 Recovery Plant in Johnstown, ON

Air Liquide Canada, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, inaugurated its brand new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant, located in Johnstown, Ont. Boasting a 300+ Tons Per Day capacity, this facility delivers premium CO2 that is also FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified. » Read More

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Date: April 16 - April 18, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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20th Process Plant Safety Symposium

Date: April 22 - 25, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
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Hannover Messe

Date: April 23 – 27, 2018
Location: Hannover, Germany
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NDT in Canada 2018 Conference

Date: June 19 - 21, 2018
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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