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US challenges Canada's dairy quotas in first test of new trade agreement

Claims Canada's distribution of its tariff-rate quotas is unfair to American farmers.

Ontario expanding capacity with provincially-made respirators and masks

Manufacturing personal protective equipment and medical devices will create almost 100 jobs.

Indian auto parts company expanding operations to Ontario

Plastic Component Industries will invest $4 million in the new facility.

Napoleon’s sizzle: Innovation and quality are part of the DNA

Hats off to a manufacturing dynamo for doubling revenues in five years.

Clean energy group outlines path to reducing freight emissions

Pembina Institute calls for a national strategy to facilitate the shipping industry's transition to zero-emission vehicles.
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After two years, China says the two Michaels have been indicted, tried

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Focus on growth: Five steps to take during the economic recovery

Hit hard by market disruptions, manufacturers are rethinking strategy. » Read more

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Business Intelligence 

Is it time for manufacturers to reshore?

The pandemic has exposed supply chain vulnerabilities, causing companies to re-think their off-shore manufacturing. » Read more

What are the most common machine safety violations?

Experts weigh in on the four most frequently encountered areas of noncompliance during risk assessments. » Read more

Votorantim Cimentos, McInnis Cement to combine North American operations

Joint venture between St. Marys Cement (Canada) and McInnis Cement to focus on expanding operations. » Read more

Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

Second country to greenlight the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine » Read more