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General Motors Reopens Oshawa Assembly

General Motors Canada has begun production at its Oshawa Assembly plant, with the first Chevrolet Silverado rolling off the line.

Storied General Electric to split into 3 public companies

The storied American company General Electric, which struggled under its own weight after growing to become a sprawling conglomerate, will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy.

Champagne says Canada only wants ‘trusted’ AI partners as Huawei decision looms

Canada only wants to deal with “trusted partners” in future artificial intelligence ventures, says a federal minister – a signal that the country’s rejection of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei as a 5G provider is at hand.

IBM study: CIOs’ influence is growing as technology becomes core to surveyed enterprises

A new IBM Institute for Business Value study revealed CIOs’ influence on business strategy and operations is growing as technology pervades surveyed enterprises.

General Fusion establishes U.S. headquarters in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

General Fusion announced its new U.S. base of operations in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as the company advances plans for a commercial pilot plant.

Sponsored Spotlight 
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

Handling Specialty awarded contract by Royal Caribbean

The Royal Caribbean contract is the largest fixed price contract in Handling Specialty’s 58-year history. » Read more

VIDEO: Sept/Oct Issue Now Available

Check out PLANT’s overview video about the latest Sept/Oct 2021 issue, themed on Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future. » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

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EXAIR's Super Air Knife™ dramatically reduces compressed air usage and noise when compared to other blowoffs. It offers a more efficient way to clean, dry or cool parts, webs or conveyors and delivers a uniform sheet of laminar airflow across the entire length.

Noisy blowoffs become a whisper when replaced with the Super Air Knife. Even at pressures of 80PSIG, the sound level is surprisingly quiet at 69dBA for most applications! Air amplification ratios (entrained air to compressed air) of 40:1 are produced. » Learn more
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309A Journeyperson Electrician

North York, ON
EVdirect is an electrical contractor and product developer specializing in EV infrastructure for condos and commercial industrial installations. EV residential installations and commercial jobs occasionally as well. We are developing new technologies for the EV charging industry and also providing installations within the southern Ontario market.
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Accounting and Office Assistant

Markham, ON
Since 1952 our company has grown to be the largest producers of extrusion tooling globally. It has six state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Our primary mission is to provide aluminum extrusion dies which will produce quality product with maximum speed and efficiency; primarily by designs that ease the extrusion process and assure long operating life – conditions that support extruder demands.
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SOOW portable cord sizes

AutomationDirect added gauge sizes of portable/service cord from Direct Wire to their line of multi-conductor cut-to-length cables. » Read more

Rafi heavy-duty joystick platform

Rafi has enhanced its Joyscape platform for heavy-duty off-road and special-purpose vehicles and equipment found in agriculture, construction, mining and more. » Read more

KPMG poll shows supply chain bottlenecks in Canada

Consumer demand will peak over the next few weeks with the advent of the holiday season, and many shoppers will find likely empty shelves, "out of stock" notifications online. » Read more

Duchesnay acquired by its senior management team, headed by Éric Gervais

The group also includes a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, adjoining the head office in Blainville, Quebec. » Read more