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CME appoints new Chair of Board of Directors

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters announced that Elise Maheu, Vice-President of Government Affairs and Markets, 3M Canada has been appointed as Chair of the Association’s National Board of Directors.

Ontario to bring EV chargers to ONroute locations

Ontario announced it will launch electric vehicle fast chargers at 17 ONroute locations.

Most manufacturers facing more acute labour shortage than last year: survey

A new survey of Canadian manufacturers has found 82 per cent of respondents are facing labour shortages and 75 per cent feel their hiring troubles are even worse than last year.

Digital Technology Supercluster partners with Siemens and BCIT on clean energy training for First Nations communities

In partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Siemens Canada, and Denesoline Corporation, the Digital Technology Supercluster announced its investment in empowering Indigenous communities by providing an online vocational training program in clean energy power plants.

Sponsored Spotlight 

Adjustable Spot Cooler Delivers Minus 30° Air

EXAIR’s Adjustable Spot Cooler is the low cost, maintenance free solution to a variety of industrial spot cooling problems. With the turn of a knob, you can select the temperature best suited to your application. The Adjustable Spot Cooler provides a precise temperature setting from minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit to room temperature. A swivel magnetic base provides easy mounting and portability. Flexible tubing that holds its position directs the cold air. No moving parts or CFC’s assures maintenance free operation. » Learn more

Postscript: Show me the money

While the pandemic has forced some manufacturers to reduce their investments in technology, 45 per cent of companies familiar with IIoT are increasing the use of advanced technologies in operations, and 36 per cent are using digital technologies to enhance business decision making. » Watch now

SPONSORED: Bosch Rexroth moves…you win

Bosch Rexroth has long used the slogan “We Move. You Win”, but never has it been truer. » Read more

Clean tech and the adoption of electric vehicles in Canada

In this episode of Plant Talk, Daniel Breton, President and CEO, Electric Mobility Canada, looks at how the adoption of EVs is affecting the clean technology space in Canada, the different types of electric vehicles; battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles, and the impacts they have on the environment in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. » Listen now
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Machine Operator

Concord, Ont.
The Machine Operator under minimal supervision is responsible for the set up and daily operation of production machinery and to ensure the line is continuing at the desired optimal level.
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CNC Machine Operator

Markham, Ont.
We are searching for like-minded people who value customer relationships, who can help improve our systems, create new systems and support change. We need those who have a passion for helping and training others, all of which works together to take Exco to the next level.
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Molex pendant switches

AutomationDirect added Molex pendant switches with connectors designed to provide unmounted hand control of various systems using ON/OFF actuation. » Read more

Under-vehicle protection plates for electric vehicles

TRB Lightweight Structures developed a composite under-vehicle protection plate that improves impact absorption while decreasing weight. » Read more

Michelin implements price increase across North American market

These increases will be effective Jan. 1, 2022, in the United States and Canada. » Read more

How realistic is a ‘made-in-Canada’ approach to critical pandemic products?

To help inform prioritization for the twelve recommendations and the many action items that follow, experts were polled to rank the recommendations by urgency and importance. » Read more