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Magna CEO Walker to retire at end of 2020, Seetarama Kotagiri up next

Kotagiri, currently Magna's president, has more than 25 years of automotive industry experience, 21 years with the company.

'Toxic' label will spur wake-up to impact of plastics on health: experts

... but challenges remain in definitively linking plastic or plastic particles to disease, cancer or other human health problems.

Quebec town of Abestos votes to change name to Val des Source

Beat five other proposed names with 51.5% of the vote after three rounds.

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador's alleged threat

New friction arose when China's ambassador Cong Peiwu branded pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong violent criminals.

Taiwan, China trade accusations after staffers brawl in Fiji

Fight erupted when Taiwanese tried to stop Chinese diplomats from taking photos of guests at the reception marking Taiwan's national day.

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25% of Canadians say mental health is worse than during COVID outbreak

Online survey found that only 19% of Canadians say their mental health is better now than in March and April. » Read more

Controllable membrane to pull CO2 out of exhaust streams

Electrically switchable system continuously separates gases without moving parts or wasted space. » Read more

Companies have modest hiring plans, expect low wage growth: BoC

Central bank's business outlook survey finds that wage growth is widely expected to slow over the next year. » Read more

Industry 4.0: Webinar examines tech engagement in Canadian manufacturing

Join us online Nov. 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET as we discuss the 2021 Advanced Manufacturing Outlook report, based on a survey. » Read more

Satisfied with your pay level?

Use the EMC-PLANT salary calculator, a tool compiled from the 2020 salary survey conducted by PLANT and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium to compare against the survey average for your category. » Read more
Business Intelligence 

The German Technology Day Virtual Fair 2020 is coming Oct. 14

Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO are hosting Canada’s second series of German Technology Days » Read more

Taiwan’s smart machines key to ‘smart factories’ of the future

The global pandemic highlights the need for manufacturers to future-proof their businesses. » Read more
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Industry 4.0 adoption: A breakdown of the 2021 Advanced Manufacturing Outlook report

Join us online November 2, from 2-3 pm ET as we discuss the 2021 Advanced Manufacturing Outlook report.

Joe Terrett, editor, PLANT Magazine, will break down the details of the recently published report which examined Canadian manufacturers' engagement with Industry 4.0. The report, based on a survey conducted over the summer and a roundtable of industry experts, delved into topics ranging from technology adoption and data management to investment strategies and leadership.

Jayson Myers is the chief executive officer of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), the not-for-profit corporation leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. Myers will share his thoughts on manufacturers' engagement with advanced technology.

Biden or Trump victories present implications for Canada’s economy: RSM Canada

Analysis of policies and data suggests either could pose risks for Canada's economy » Read more

“Virus finder system” to keep operations running and employees safe

Hyris bKIT Virus Finder gets Health Canada approval for point-of-care human testing » Read more