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Factory of the future will reduce conversion costs up to 40%: BCG

Study finds leading manufacturers focus on modular production, advanced analytics, smarter robots, augmented reality.

Federal, Ont. governments talking major investments with big automakers

Bains open to support automakers expand their footprints in Canada, but no details on the amount.

Trump's tariff plan may hit a wall with Congressional Republicans

His 35% tax could ignite a trade war, says House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Oil sands spends the most outside Alberta with Ontario, BC suppliers

BC declared the top supplier with 1,586 businesses serving CAPP producers.

Competition Bureau ups bid rigging vigilance to protect federal infrastructure cash

Warned Liberal government infrastructure spending would prove very tempting for companies looking to illegally boost bottom lines.

Americans would be hurt by lumber duties: US home builders

Industry analysts expect preliminary duties next April of between 25% and 40%.

Quebec and NL: Why peace won't come quickly between uneasy neighbours

Legal action continues over Churchill Falls deal despite overtures from Quebec to bury the hatchet.

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Securing the supply chain: hackers may target vendors to access your network

With the push towards automation and digitization of the supply chain, cyber risks can be significant. » Read More
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China urges US to stop disrupting acquisitions

Obama blocks proposed purchase of semiconductor manufacturer because technology has "military applications." » Read More

Trump to inherit solid but uneven economy: report

Unemployment rate sank in November to 4.6%, a nine-year low. » Read More

Natural gas users should see cap and trade costs on bills: auditor

Increases of about $5 a month will be buried in the "delivery" line on natural gas bills. » Read More

Energy East still needed despite approval for western pipelines: Gallant

The 4,500-kilometre pipeline would carry 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta to New Brunswick. » Read More

Sask. more attractive for oil and gas companies than Alberta: study

Province tumbles on Fraser Institute Policy Perception Index in the 2016 Global Petroleum Survey. » Read More

How does your salary measure up nationally?

Use the EMC-PLANT Salary Calculator to gauge your wage. » Read More

Fan failures: five typical problems and what causes them

Marcel Kamutzki gets into the causes of fans and system malfunctioning. » Read More
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2017 Kaizen Conference

February 15, 2017
Location: Winnipeg
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IFPE 2017

March 7 - 11, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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2017 Dare to Compete [un]Conference

March 21, 2017
Location: Winnipeg
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Design & Manufacturing Canada

May 16-18, 2017
Location: Toronto
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