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Canada's manufacturing sector gains momentum in August, capping 9 months of growth

Toronto – August 2014 data pointed to a robust upturn in the performance of the Canadian manufacturing sector, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (RBC PMI), with overall business conditions...
Sep 2, 2014 10:14AM


All industries post decreases in prices of machinery & equipment purchased in 2nd quarter

Ottawa - The Machinery and Equipment Price Index (MEPI) decreased 0.7% in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, reports Statistics Canada. The import component was down 1.0% over the period, while the domestic component...
Sep 2, 2014 9:49AM


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 9:48AM


Production of Canada's wood products industry to get boost from US

Ottawa - A healthier US housing market and the better macroeconomic outlook is expected to offset domestic uncertainty, supporting output and profitability in the Canadian wood products industry, according to new research from the Conference...
Sep 2, 2014 9:45AM


Business confidence in Canada continues to strengthen: survey

Ottawa - After increasing by 11 points during 2013, the Conference Board of Canada’s business confidence index continued to edge up during the first half of 2014. This upward trend continued in the second quarter with the index rising...
Sep 2, 2014 6:11AM


Bearing demonstration tour to travel across North America

East Providence, RI - A half-year of travelling through Asia and South America, and 17,500 miles of driving through deserts, rainforests, and some of the world’s busiest cities, has brought Igus’ iglide on tour car to the United...
Sep 2, 2014 6:09AM


Nominations for 2014 Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards due Sept. 15

Milwaukee, WI - Rockwell Automation is now accepting nominations for its second annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.
Sep 2, 2014 5:56AM


Industrial connectivity supplier gets new sales director

Montreal, QC – Harting has appointed veteran sales executive Claude Langlois as sales director for Canada, heading up its expanding sales and customer engagement for the Canadian market. Langlois will be based at Harting Canada...
Sep 2, 2014 5:52AM


Motor supplier adds wind turbine solutions sales rep

Mississauga, ON - Lafert North America, a supplier of premium efficient metric motors and gearboxes, reports that Matthew Temple, B. Sc. Eng., has joined its outside sales force. Temple has almost 10 years of industry experience with servo...
Sep 2, 2014 5:46AM


Motion control firm launches new website

Braintree, MA - Altra Industrial Motion, a designer and manufacturer of power transmission and motion control products, has launched a new multi-lingual website designed to provide users with quick and efficient access to information.
Sep 2, 2014 5:40AM


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