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Wholesale sales rose over 2% in May, with Ontario seeing the biggest gain

Ottawa - Wholesale sales rose 2.2% to $52.6 billion in May 2014, a second consecutive increase, Statistics Canada reports. While higher sales were recorded in four subsectors, which together represent 72% of wholesale sales, the motor vehicle...
Jul 22, 2014 11:17AM


Caster manufacturer makes $1 million investment in new facility

Brampton, ON – Caster manufacturer Algood Caster Innovations is marking its 45th anniversary with some big changes. On July 7, it moved into a new 60,000 square foot facility in Brampton, ON.
Jul 22, 2014 11:00AM


Conveyor belting firm expands to Quebec

Montreal, QC - Belterra Corporation of Delta, BC, Canada’s largest conveyor solutions company, has opened its first Quebec location. The new facility, located in Montreal, is responsible for the sales and marketing of the...
Jul 22, 2014 10:52AM


Industrial distributor launches vending solutions website

Birmingham, AL – Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has launched a new knowledge website: www.mivendingsolutions.com. Through video, vending unit descriptions,...
Jul 22, 2014 10:42AM


Job vacancies saw little change over last year in April

Ottawa - In April 2014, there were 227,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, little changed compared with April 2013, Statistics Canada reports. There were 6.1 unemployed people for every job vacancy, also little changed compared with...
Jul 22, 2014 10:40AM


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 2:23PM


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 2:15PM


Energy sales bounce back in May following maintenance shutdowns

Ottawa - Manufacturing sales rose 1.6% to $51.6 billion in May 2014, the fourth increase in five months, according to Statistics Canada. The gain was largely due to higher sales in the petroleum and coal product and motor vehicle industries.
Jul 16, 2014 1:42PM


Errors in steel mill operation manual leads to soot problem for Toyota

Nagoya, Japan - Toyota Motor Corp. will delay the delivery of about 23,000 vehicles by up to a month while it cleans up soot spewed from a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. plant in central Japan.
Jul 16, 2014 1:38PM


Job Fair this week in Tillsonburg to offer immediate industrial employment opportunities

Tillsonburg, ON – Aerotek, a provider of recruiting and staffing services, will be hosting a job fair in Tillsonburg, ON, to hire more than 100 skilled production workers. On Wednesday, July 16, from 1:00-4:30 p.m., Aerotek’s...
Jul 14, 2014 3:43PM


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