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Magna International lowers outlook as chip shortage hurts auto production

Magna International Inc. is lowering its outlook for the year as a result of lower than expected auto production as the industry continues to struggle with a shortage of semiconductor chips.

Stellantis to cut shift at Windsor auto assembly plant at loss of 1,800 jobs

Stellantis says it is cutting its Windsor Assembly Plant down to one shift next spring in a move that will mean about 1,800 lost jobs.

Ballard Power Systems and Forsee Power partner on fuel cell and battery solutions

Ballard Power Systems announced the signing of a MoU for a partnership to develop fully integrated fuel cell and battery solutions for heavy-duty hydrogen mobility applications.

Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants

Global automakers and tech companies are stepping up the pace when it comes to building factories and prepare for what many believe will be a fast-moving transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles.

Genesis Motors starts construction on new retail centres

Genesis Motors Canada has started construction on new Retail Experience Centres in Brampton, Ontario and Quebec.

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Util Group

Util Group: Global Fine Blanking solutions

Util Group Headquarter has been selected among the Top 100 Companies in Italy for its contribution to technology development and industrial excellence.

Util Canada implemented a robust "best-practice" sharing operating model with the Corporate to bring to its production and technology center the same production and quality level.

Leveraging on decades of fine blanking experience, Util Canada and Util Group are evolving from the brake system to reach different parts of the automobile, including power train, exhaust systems, engine and e-motors parts. The company is present with its fine blanking technology in other industrial markets beyond automotive such as Construction, Oil & Gas and renewable energy. » Learn more

Automation: Solving the talent shortage or exacerbating it?

Manufacturers are looking to add personnel in order to address the talent shortage, however, 2021’s Advanced Manufacturing Roundtable showed a different approach of how manufacturers were addressing the decrease in personnel. » Read more

Help build manufacturing skills and entrepreneurship through indigenous education

While Indigenous peoples account for about five per cent of our national population, Indigenous children under the age of 14 represent seven per cent of all children in the country. Youth represent nearly half of Canada’s Indigenous population. » Read more
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Air Operated Conveyors to Convey

Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors are a fast, low cost way to convey:
  • Plastic pellets
  • Scrap trim
  • Bulk solids
  • Food products
  • Much more
EXAIR’s compressed air operated Line Vac connects to standard hose or tube to create a powerful in-line conveyor. The compact design features large throat diameters for maximum throughput capability. Line Vac conveyors are ideal for moving large volumes of material over long distances. A small amount of compressed air is injected through directed nozzles to produce a vacuum on one end and high output flows on the other, with instantaneous response. » Learn more
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Manual Machinist Lathes

Sunderland, ON
We don’t just machine parts, we provide solutions. Those solutions are what make the heart and soul of how we operate and how we keep our customers coming back. We are located in beautiful Sunderland, Ontario and are a team of creative thinkers, maker’s and machining enthusiasts.
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Port Colborne, ON
We are looking for experienced CWB or TSSA welders with MIG and/or stick certificates. Individuals hired without certificates but prove during the weld test to be capable will be certified. Applicants ideally have on the job welding and steel fitting experience in the marine and industrial industry. Welders who have steel cutting skills with oxygen fuel gas cutting torches and have basic steel fitting capabilities are most sought after.
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Ballard launches FCmove-HD+

Ballard Power Systems launched FCmove-HD+, designed for buses and heavy-duty trucks, and is the latest product in Ballard’s 8th generation heavy duty power module portfolio. » Read more

Posital’s programmable position sensors

Posital’s programmable IXARC encoders feature characteristics such as resolution and communications interfaces, and measurement ranges can be set up through firmware updates, with no need for mechanical changes. » Read more

MaRS partners with Innovate UK to launch advanced manufacturing start-ups in North American markets

Eight advanced manufacturing ventures look to scale in fields such as robotics, machine vision systems and electron beam printing. » Read more

Innovate BC supports pilot program to upskill B.C. workers

Innovate BC’s funding will help 60 British Columbians upskill and find high-paying roles in B.C.’s booming tech sector. » Read more