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New sales director named at Ontario-based motor supplier

Mississauga, ON - Lafert North America, a supplier of premium efficient metric motors and gearboxes, has appointed Michael Tough as director of sales. He has 17 years of sales experience in the motor industry as well as extensive knowledge of...
Oct 2, 2014 5:14AM


Quebec lubricant analysis firm adds Ontario sales agent

St-Laurent, QC - Predictive Maintenance Corporation has appointed Robert G. Webb as its new Ontario-based sales agent. Webb is president of RGW Sales Canada of Hamilton, ON, and has years of experience in sales, customer service, and large...
Oct 1, 2014 4:55PM


New Alberta oil sands contract is worth $1.3 billion

Calgary, AB - A $1.3-billion engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction contract has been awarded to Fluor Corp. by Fort Hills Energy L.P. for the utilities scope of its Fort Hills oil sands mining project. The project is located...
Oct 1, 2014 4:38PM


Manufacturing purchasing managers see solid improvement in business conditions in September

Toronto – Canadian manufacturers cited further improvement in overall business conditions in September 2014, reflecting higher levels of output, new orders and employment across the sector, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing...
Oct 1, 2014 10:28AM


Sharp decline in consumer confidence in Quebec drives modest drop in national index

Ottawa - The Conference Board of Canada's Index of Consumer Confidence was relatively unchanged in September 2014, falling a modest 0.4 percentage points to 87.9 (2002 = 100). But although the drop was small, it does mark the fourth decline in...
Sep 29, 2014 5:57PM


'Bash Bug' cyber threat could hit factories, power plants

New York — Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the 'Bash Bug' may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory...
Sep 26, 2014 3:39PM


Mobile app links to drive and control products, videos and technical information

Welland, ON - Bosch Rexroth has released its GoTo Products app version 4.0, a mobile app for customers to access Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program. The App is available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and includes specific...
Sep 26, 2014 10:59AM


Building a business case for training in skilled trades

Ottawa – There is a business case that supports investment by skilled trades employers in essential skills training, according to a report released by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage...
Sep 26, 2014 10:33AM


How Ontario's Bruce Power applied lessons from 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster

Ottawa - The operator of Canada's largest nuclear power plant has looked “very closely” at the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and has simulated the effect of a tornado hitting the facility,...
Sep 26, 2014 8:43AM


Saskatoon firm becomes certified rebuilder for electric motors

Saskatoon, SK - SKF Canada of Toronto reports that GMR Electric Motors Ltd. in Saskatoon, SK, has achieved certification as a rebuilder for electric motors. GMR’s staff of electrical/mechanical, field service and machinists have...
Sep 26, 2014 8:42AM


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