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Understanding changing oil prices: November 2014 update

Ottawa – It’s becoming common knowledge that world oil prices have plunged more than 20% since June 2014, made evident by plummeting prices at the pumps at gas stations across North America. According to the Conference Board of...
Nov 18, 2014

Understanding the Internet of Things and its potential for predictive maintenance

Orlando, FL - This year’s GE Intelligent Platforms user group meeting theme was ‘Making the Industrial Internet Real’, and the dominant proof point was how the Internet of Things (IoT) is improving asset performance. Held in...
Nov 7, 2014

New study reviews Canada's manufacturing industries in 2013

Ottawa – A new study from Statistics Canada, Manufacturing: The year 2013 in review, reports that Canadian manufacturing sales increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row. Sales edged up 0.3% and have almost fully recovered from the...
Sep 22, 2014

Dangers of offshoring exposed in new book

To empower companies to bring operations back to the United States, Dave Lippert, the president of Hamilton Caster, and industry veteran Tim Hutzel, spent the past three years co-authoring a book that exposes the dangers and hidden costs of...
Sep 19, 2014

Online monitoring solution cuts fan failures to zero for utility

Live monitoring has cut fan rebuilds from three-monthly intervals to zero over 12 months for a major US utility supplier. By identifying the cause of failure, the online monitoring solution has enabled the utility to eliminate downtime...
Sep 5, 2014

Transformer Down! Dealing with emergency replacement of transformers

How much can you afford to lose? For any CEO or manager in charge of a plant that purchases electricity in bulk, that question must be faced when considering the replacement of a power transformer. If one goes down, the loss of operational...
Sep 5, 2014

Cleanup of former Saskatchewan uranium mill a challenging task

Uranium City, SK - It was more than 50 years ago that the Saskatchewan uranium mill closed. This mill played a key part of Canada’s nuclear history and now, once again, heavy machinery can be seen rumbling across the remote northern...
Sep 4, 2014

How Canadian companies measure growth

Ottawa - Canadian enterprises use various performance indicators to monitor their long-term strategic objectives. In 2012, sales and income growth was the most common performance indicator, with 76.7% of enterprises using it, followed by gross...
Sep 2, 2014

Not even a four-alarm fire stops this distributor

Ottawa – It was 5:45 a.m. on the Victoria Day holiday, May 19, 2014, when General Bearing Service (GBS) president Pierre Bouchard received a disturbing phone call. The voice on the phone told him that an electrical fire was taking place...
Jul 16, 2014

Real minimum wage in Canada nearly identical in 1975 and 2013

Ottawa - In 2013, the average minimum wage in Canada amounted to $10.14 per hour. The 1975 minimum wage translated into 2013 dollars (that is, the real minimum wage) was almost identical at $10.13.
Jul 16, 2014

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