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Industry 4.0

NEW POLL: your opinion matters!

Has the COVID-19 pandemic created supply chain problems for your company?

Canada installed almost one gigawatt of wind and solar energy in 2021, according to CanREA

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association announced the industry’s year-end data, reporting that Canada’s wind and solar energy sectors grew in 2021, adding nearly one gigawatt of new generation capacity.

DesRosiers says Canadian auto production last year hit lowest level since 1967

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canada produced just over 1.1 million light vehicles last year for the lowest level of production since 1967.

Manufacturing CEOs focusing on resilient supply chains and tech transformation in response to COVID-19: report

According to a report conducted by KPMG, the pandemic, climate change and geopolitics are driving global manufacturing executives to focus more than before on a twin transformation: smart digitization and a focus on environmental, social and governance goals.

Businesses face shortage of skilled workers and young employees: report

Canadian executives say the biggest challenges facing businesses right now are a shortage of skilled workers and finding young employees, according to a recent survey.

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women in manufacturing

Focus: Women in manufacturing

Women in the manufacturing industry responded to the 2021 Manufacturing Management Salary Survey, conducted on behalf of PLANT magazine, and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, helping to get a better picture of satisfaction levels and salaries of female managers and senior executives in the manufacturing sector across Canada. » Read more
salary survey

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, to get their take on the manufacturing industry and the salary survey results. » Read more
manufacturing outlook report

2022 Advanced Manufacturing Outlook

How has the pandemic affected Industry 4.0 adoption? » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Job Board 

Industrial Millwright

Edmonton, AB
Our high-volume wood manufacturing plant is currently looking for an experienced Millwright at our Edmonton east facility. The right candidate for this position must have experience in performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of mechanical equipment issues both in-shop and in all production areas. We will provide job specific training onsite.
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General Labour

Edmonton, AB
Our high-volume wood manufacturing plant is currently looking to fill multiple general labor positions at our Edmonton east facility. Positions will vary depending on experience and skillset. The right candidates for these positions can have experience in wood manufacturing or carpentry but not a requirement. We will provide training onsite.
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cleantech thriving

Cleantech: Where is Canada thriving?

Plant asked industry experts to look at where they believe Canada is thriving the most? And in which area they see potential for Canada to adopt cleaner tech? » Watch now
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Cleantech: How can governments help?

Plant asked industry experts to look at what governments can do to put Canada on the right road to a cleaner future and help support manufacturing in the adoption of clean technology? » Watch now

Solar Alliance acquires New York solar project

Including the two projects Solar Alliance now owns, the Company is targeting a total of 1.7 megawatts of projects under ownership and operation by the end of 2022, more than double current levels. » Read more

Ballard and Chart test fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen

Chart and Ballard will work to identify a potential demonstrator for liquid hydrogen road testing over the coming months. » Read more