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ADP report: Manufacturing industry loses 4,800 jobs in August

According to the August ADP Canada National Employment Report, 4,800 jobs have been lost in the manufacturing industry in August.

Everything old is new again after election returns virtually identical Parliament

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be returning to Ottawa without the majority government mandate Liberals had hoped for when he called the early election last month.

Zoomlion launches Smart Industry City project

The Smart Industry City project by Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. took off in full swing with the headquarters building, the engineering crane machinery manufacturing park, the concrete pumping machinery park, and the aerial-work machinery park kicking off construction.

Aerial equipment prices up 29 per cent in the U.S.: report

Ritchie Bros.’ September Market Trends Report continues to show positive pricing trends across all its equipment indexes, with aerial equipment prices up 29 per cent in the U.S., while medium earthmoving and truck tractors are up 38 per cent and 36 per cent.

GreenPower delivers EV Star Plus passenger bus to Fraser Academy

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. announced that it has delivered an EV Star Plus to Fraser Academy, a leader in the empowerment and education of students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences in Vancouver.

Sponsored Spotlight 

Machining Without the Mess

Heat buildup on dry machining operations reduces tool life and machining rates. The Cold Gun Aircoolant System produces a stream of clean, cold air at 50°F (28°C) below supply air temperature. Operation is quiet and there are no moving parts to wear out. It will remove heat to prolong tool life and increase productivity on machining operations. The Cold Gun eliminates the costs associated with the purchase and disposal of cutting fluids and worker related health problems from breathing airborne coolants or slipping on wet floors. EXAIR's Cold Gun is non-adjustable to prevent freeze-up during use. » Learn more

How an industrial manufacturer wrote the next chapter of its 100-year plan

Two DuroVac presidents discuss the importance of financial stability and succession planning as an early necessity for every business. » Read more

Salary Survey – EMC’s Take

Plant Magazine sat down with Jean-Pierre Giroux, President, and Scott McNeil-Smith, Vice-President, Manufacturing Sector Performance, from survey partner Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), to get their take on the manufacturing industry and the salary survey results. » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

Data Analytics – Not Just for Big Manufacturers

Although the benefits of data and analytics are often discussed, there is a common perception that advanced data and analytics technologies and techniques are only affordable and beneficial to large corporations. It is true that building out an internal analytics team is a costly and time-consuming endeavor. That’s why we started Advanced Analytics and Research Lab, to help small and medium sized organizations quickly access analytics capabilities to boost their operational performance. » Check out our upcoming webinar to learn more about us and how you can use analytics today!
Job Board 

Journeyman Plumber / Gas Fitter

Burnaby, BC
We are located at 5526 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC. Vancouver’s largest plumbing service company is seeking experienced residential service plumbers that have previously complete residential plumbing service.
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HVAC Technician

Burnaby, BC
If you can service, diagnose, repair or install residential air conditioners, furnaces, ductless, tankless or water heaters we want to hear from you! If you have commercial experience this is an asset but not required.
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Fabrication Estimator

Richmond, BC
We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is responsible for assisting the Lead Estimator and the Sales department in putting together detailed estimates for our customers. The estimates compiled will focus on either steel fabrication or machining requirements.
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PODCAST: Helping manufacturers realize zero defects by adopting AI-enabled solutions

In this episode, Scott Everett, CEO and Co-Founder, Eigen Innovations, speaks about Eigen Innovations’ mission in helping manufacturers realize “zero defects” by giving them real-time, actionable insights to better control their processes and the quality of their outputs. » Listen now
CMO Demo Days

World leaders will gather virtually to discuss global plan of attack on COVID-19

Pandemic Action Network, COVID Collaborative, multiple centers at Duke University, and more than 60 global partners are calling on world leaders to make a number of changes. » Read more

Adastra Holdings completes acquisition of Phyto Extractions

The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to Adastra. » Read more