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Ford posts profit, says chip shortage may cut production 50%

Ford Motor Co. posted a surprising $3.26 billion first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, but the company said a worsening global computer chip shortage could cut its production in half during the current quarter.

COVID outbreak closes Simcoe auto parts plant leaving 1,000 people out of work

More than 1,000 people are off work after Toyotetsu Canada shut down its auto parts plant in Simcoe due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

More than 150 workers killed on the job in BC in 2020

British Columbians continue to face workplace related injury, disease and death at a concerning rate.

Beckwood to manufacture two custom hydraulic presses for WHK BioSystems

Beckwood Press Company was awarded a contract to design and build two custom hydraulic presses for medical contract manufacturer, WHK BioSystems.

Ontario to introduce paid COVID-19 leave

Monte McNaughton, Minister, Labour, Training and Skills Development, will introduce legislation that would, if passed, require employers to provide employees with up to $200 of pay for up to three days if they are missing work because of COVID-19. This program will be retroactive to April 19 and effective until September 25, the date the CRSB will expire.
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Ram Power Wagon: Modern Truck with a History

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Fluence Jasper 100 laser

Fluence released the Jasper 100 laser, a custom version of the Jasper X0 series fibre laser. » Learn more

Vibratory Belt Conveyors

Best Process Solutions released vibratory belt conveyors; durable bulk processing equipment conveyance systems for moving products. » Learn more

Siemens selects Tangent Works to democratize IoT data analytics for MindSphere

Partnership to enable citizen data scientists to leverage the value of IoT data to generate new insights » Read more

Brooke Hanson named Vice President of Operations at Delta-Q Technologies

Brooke Hanson will lead Delta-Q’s global supply chain and grow its manufacturing footprint. » Read more