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Weigh in on Industry 4.0!

Canadian Manufacturing and PLANT magazines are launching a special report gauging how manufacturers are – or aren’t – engaging with Industry 4.0 technologies, and we are running out of time to hear from you! There is still time to participate in our 12-minute confidential survey on automation, IoT, analytics and associated challenges, but the deadline to submit your answers is TOMORROW, July 31! (End of day)

The Canadian Shield donates 750,000 face shields to education ministries

The value of the 750,000 face shield donation is approximately $7.5 million

Trudeau to testify July 30 on WE Charity controversy

Trudeau's chief of staff Katie Telford was also scheduled to testify July 30

Canada could lose an additional 158K small businesses to COVID-19: CFIB

Government and consumer support are make-or-break for small business survival

Canada's Ocean Supercluster announces $29M Ocean Aware project

Ocean Supercluster will provide $13.74 million in funding for the project, with $15.7M in funding coming from industry partners

Virtual event honours COVID-19 innovators

We at PLANT, Canadian Manufacturing and EP&T magazines are still looking for COVID heroes, manufacturers who went above and beyond when the pandemic hit to produce PPE, sanitizers, ventilators and other impactful products. The deadline to apply for our COVID-19 Industry Leadership Honours, an awards gala celebrating manufacturing and humanitarian excellence, is August 7! Apply for the awards as soon as you can, or nominate another deserving company ASAP!

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Keep your distance: New Wearable device sends proximity alert

Two Quebec companies create a company to make the Social Distancer » Read more

Finding balance when consistency of purpose is not quite enough

What customers willingly pay for will change, so think process » Read more

System solves complex vision challenges

Deciphers badly deformed, skewed and poorly etched codes using optical character recognition » Read more

Boosting marginalized groups key to 'feminist economic recovery,' report says

In the midst of the pandemic, the employment rate declined twice as much for Canadian women in the 25 to 54 age range compared with men » Read more

New growth opportunities to present itself in contracting global economy: report

Cross-industry collaboration, reduced taxes, and low interest rates key to expediting recovery from the economic slump » Read more
Business Intelligence 
Manufacturing Outlook

Digital readiness and how businesses are responding to the “new normal”

Decide where you are going and what you want to achieve, then gradually work towards it. » Learn more

Putting process optimization on the fast track

CLPM solutions automatically capture and model data from integrating and non-integrating processes. » Learn more

What will COVID-19 look like to geologists in the far future?

How does COVID-19 measure up on the grand billion-year scale of Earth history? » Read more

The road to COVID-19 testing: The role of a Canadian biotech pioneer

Testing is our only way to know who has been infected, where and when » Read more