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Weaker manufacturing sector coincides with suspended oilsands production

The Royal Bank of Canada says June's Purchasing Manager’s Index had the weakest national reading since March. This weakening has coincided with the suspension of oilsands production in the face of wildfires. >> Read full article

Federal Court of Appeal overturns Enbridge Northern Gateway approval

Coast Salish Territories – Environmental lawyers are celebrating after the Federal Court of Appeal reached a decision to quash the federal government’s conditional approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers project. >> Read full article

ExxonMobil president of lubricants & specialties segment retires

Alan Kelly, president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, has announced his intention to retire effective Aug. 1, 2016, after more than 34 years of service. >> Read full article

New Red Seal Occupational Standard

The piloting of the Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) in the Construction Electrician and Steamfitter/Pipefitter trades has now been completed. A number of features that have been added to the standard. >> Read full article

Fort McMurray Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference cancelled for 2016

The annual Fort McMurray Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference has been cancelled due to the overwhelming effects of the wildfires in May. >> Read full article

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Target initial maintenance efforts

Target initial maintenance efforts where payback is the highes

Focusing only on maintenance costs to improve profitability will get you into trouble. “Ill-conceived and poorly informed cost reductions often come in the form of reduced training, reduced headcount and less proactive maintenance – the only discretionary spending you can really ‘control.’ But smarter managers know that by increasing some of that discretionary spending wisely will actually generate a reduction in non-discretionary spending on repairs.” That’s according to contributor James Reyes-Picknell, author of Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management (Productivity Press, 2015). What’s his plan? “Good maintenance cost control starts with delivering the greatest value through the maintenance activities you can control.” >> Learn More…


Eaton’s spin-on filters for hydraulic systems

Power management company Eaton has launched its line of spin-on filters that protect pumps, valves, compressors and hydraulic systems from contamination as per ISO 2941, ISO 3723 and ISO 2942, and are designed to provide one of the highest cleanliness levels for hydraulic systems. Eaton’s Spin-on Filters feature cartridges that are engineered to fit into many leading filter systems on the market. The product line includes an extensive range of sizes, ratings and material for hydraulic, lubrication and other fluid applications. These filters feature high dirt-holding capacity to ensure consistent filter efficiency and long service life even at high pressures. >> Read full article

Honeywell launches field instrumentation services

Total Care Services from Honeywell Process Solutions offers a global, common and simple maintenance framework that helps customers transition from reactive maintenance to a more effective, plannable and profitable solution. >> Read full article

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Komatsu America Corp. introduces D39EX/PX-24 crawler dozer

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, introduced the new D39EX/PX-24 crawler dozer, a smooth, powerful, quiet machine for grading across a wide range of applications. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MainTrain 2016

Date: September 19 – 22, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

MINExpo 2016

Date: September 26-28, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada >> More Info

MEMO - Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability / Mine Operators Conference

Date: October 16 -18, 2016
Location: Sudbury, Ont. >> More Info