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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


Global demand for bearings projected to jump 7.3% annually to 2018

Cleveland, OH - Global demand for ball, roller, and plain bearings is projected to rise 7.3% annually to $104.5 billion in 2018. Product sales will be fuelled by healthy gross fixed investment and durable goods output growth as world economic...
Sep 24, 2014 2:47PM


Test and measurement firm launches new website

Waterdown, ON – TechniCAL has launched the first phase of its new and improved website at http://www.technical-sys.com. Designed with a fresh and easy to navigate interface; customers can use it to quickly find the product and/or service...
Sep 23, 2014 6:28AM


Distributor reflects on 30 years of growth

North York, ON - 30 years ago, on April 2, 1984, PTM Industries was incorporated. A vision of Don Knowles and Gary Cotton, PTM sought to fill a void in the Canadian industrial PT marketplace by offering international manufacturers a...
Sep 22, 2014 4:48PM


Suncor Energy begins planned maintenance at Montreal refinery

Montreal, QC – Suncor Energy reports it has begun planned maintenance at its Montreal refinery. The work is expected to support safe, reliable operation of the refinery, Suncor says.
Sep 22, 2014 4:43PM


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