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Infrequent audits among 18 factors that led to Lac-Megantic rail disaster

Lac-Megantic, QC — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says many factors contributed to the Lac-Megantic train derailment in 2013, including lax safety measures at the company that owned the runaway train.
Aug 19, 2014 12:12PM


All BC mines ordered to conduct safety inspections by December

Vancouver — The British Columbia government has ordered every mining operation in the province to conduct safety inspections following a massive tailings pond breach at a gold and copper mine.
Aug 19, 2014 12:10PM


Lack of communication, planning stunts MRO material management: Survey

Radnor, PA – Lack of planning and tracking of inventory, poor communications among company divisions, and underutilized or non-existent technology are among the core elements holding back manufacturers, educational and medical...
Aug 19, 2014 10:52AM


Lube Basics seminars set for four Ontario locations

Mississauga, ON - Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has announced the schedule for its 2014-2015 Lube Basics Seminars. Scheduled cities in Ontario will include Kitchener, Mississauga, Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
Aug 19, 2014 5:05AM


US factory output jumps 1% in July

Washington - US factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July 2014, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.
Aug 18, 2014 2:09PM


For highest salary increases in Canada, look to the oilpatch

Calgary - For the biggest pay hikes in Canada, look no further than the oilpatch. A new survey by Mercer, a global consulting firm, says the energy sector is leading the country in both actual and projected salary increases.
Aug 18, 2014 1:18PM


Belting Association and Power Transmission Distributors Association to hold joint meeting in 2017

Chicago, IL - The Boards of Directors of NIBA-The Belting Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) are planning to get together for a joint annual conference. The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit is to be held in...
Aug 18, 2014 11:13AM


June's manufacturing sales had 5th gain in 6 months

Ottawa - Manufacturing sales rose 0.6% in June 2014 to $52.0 billion, the fifth gain in six months, according to the latest Monthly Survey of Manufacturing from Statistics Canada. The gain stemmed from a 3.0% increase in non-durable goods...
Aug 18, 2014 10:53AM


Blackstone signs deal to purchase Gates from Onex and Canada Pension Plan for $5.4 billion

Denver, CO – In April 2014, private equity funds managed by Blackstone entered into a definitive purchase agreement with affiliates of Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire all of the equity interests in...
Aug 18, 2014 6:43AM


Unemployment rate drops slightly to 7.0% in July but most job growth is for part-time work (corrected report from Statistics Canada)

Note to readers: Statistics Canada has corrected its July 2014 Labour Force Survey initially issued (and published here) on Aug. 8; this updated version was released Aug. 15.
Aug 15, 2014 9:10AM


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