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Alberta to begin vaccinating meat plant workers this week: health minister

Alberta is to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to thousands of meat-packing employees across the province starting this week, but a union leader says some workers are reluctant to receive a shot from the government or an employer they don’t trust.

Toyota acquires Lyft’s self driving unit for $550 million

Toyota Motor Corp. has acquired the self-driving division of American ride-hailing company Lyft for $550 million, in a move that highlights the Japanese automaker’s ambitions in that technology.

Peel Public Health issues first closures

Peel Public Health has announced the partial closure of two Amazon Fulfillment Centres in Brampton and Bolton.

Polycor announces plans to be carbon neutral by 2025

Polycor Inc. announced in honour of Earth Day its plans to be carbon neutral by the end of 2025.

VW Mexico sets production suspensions over chip shortages

Volkswagen de Mexico said Monday it will suspend production of Jetta models in Mexico for two weeks next month and will pause assembly of Tiguan SUVs for 11 days due to a global semiconductor shortage.
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Interview with Humera Malik from Canvass AI

Recently, Plant's associate editor, Maryam Farag, spoke with Humera Malik, CEO and Co-Founder, Canvass AI, as part of Women in Manufacturing's Conversations with Industry Leaders series. » Read more
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Zmorph i500 industrial-grade 3D printer

Zmorph released a 3D printer, the i500, which features a printing volume of 500 x 460 x 300 millimetres, allowing it to print multiple parts at once or create big models. The dual drive, dual extruder featuring nozzle lifting system works with sensors to deliver repeatable results. » Learn more

AutomationDirect Wenglor photoelectric sensors

AutomationDirect added a new line of laser sensors: Wenglor dark and shiny object detection photoelectric sensors use blue light technology to detect objects other photoelectric sensors cannot see, or see objects that get detected multiple times erroneously. » Learn more

XNFY Lab announce the launch of an AI generated fashion

A powerful and adaptable technology to revolutionize digital brand content and start a new era in the upcycling of garments. » Read more

Ontario Legislature passes Bill 269 to provide additional COVID-19 support

Ontario investing $1B to support province’s vaccination plan. » Read more