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Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 10.7 per cent in May

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose in May after posting a record plunge in April, but remained well below their pre-pandemic level.

Tesla tries to assure workers there’s no big virus outbreak

Tesla is trying to assure its 55,000 employees that there hasn’t been a big coronavirus outbreak at company facilities worldwide, despite a report by an electric vehicle industry website that over 130 Tesla employees or contractors have tested positive.

Major new pipelines and mines must show path to ‘net zero’ to get approved

Proposals for new mines, power plants, pipelines or railways in Canada will have to include plans to hit “net zero” emissions by 2050 if they have any hope of getting approved.

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Optimizing Maintenance Work

To accommodate increased production volume during COVID-19 pandemic. » Learn more
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Maintenance and Reliability in a Changed World Virtual Summit

MRO Magazine and Annex Business Media are hosting a half-day Maintenance and Reliability in a Changed World Virtual Summit. It will allow maintenance, reliability, and maintenance professionals to learn techniques to optimize their day-to-day maintenance activities.

Sessions will be led by Suzane Greeman on Executive Leadership in Asset Management: What The C-Suite Needs to Know, and James Reyes-Picknell on The New Normal for Continual Improvement. Followed by an open discussion featuring speakers and sponsor representatives. » Learn more

Managing Maintenance and Reliability Part 2

In part two, James speaks about the importance of reliability when managing machinery and equipment. He also speaks to how companies can improve their maintenance, why some companies have a hard time achieving reliability, do’s and don’t’s of reliability, how reliability goes beyond maintenance, and how analytical methods are important for reliability. » Learn more