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SKF invests in new technical center in US

Gothenburg, Sweden - SKF plans to build a new 12,100 sq m (130,000 sq. ft.) facility in the greater Chicago area. The Global Technical Center Americas (GTCA) will reinforce SKF’s strategy to have these centers near its important customers...
Sep 10, 2014 6:11AM

New technologies to be unveiled at SME's Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Toronto – The latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage at SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) at the Toronto International Centre,...
Sep 9, 2014 10:44AM

Canadian Bearings sets up distribution for KSB pumps

Mississauga, ON – KSB Pumps Inc. has entered into a new sales and distribution partnership with Canadian Bearings, a Mississauga-based distributor of industrial systems and products. Canadian Bearings will be an additional sales channel...
Sep 9, 2014 10:41AM

Suncor starts work on several maintenance projects

Calgary, AB – Suncor Energy has begun planned maintenance at its refineries in Edmonton, AB, and Sarnia, ON, and on one of the two oil sands upgraders at its oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, AB.
Sep 9, 2014 10:35AM

Wolseley raises record amount at annual golf tournament for Special Olympics

Burlington, ON – Wolseley Canada’s annual Special Olympics golf tournament, held in Winnipeg, MB, hit a hole in one earlier this summer, raising a record $40,000 for Special Olympics (SO).
Sep 9, 2014 7:54AM

Online monitoring solution cuts fan failures to zero for utility

Live monitoring has cut fan rebuilds from three-monthly intervals to zero over 12 months for a major US utility supplier. By identifying the cause of failure, the online monitoring solution has enabled the utility to eliminate downtime...
Sep 5, 2014 1:47PM

Sluggish economic momentum continues with August drop in employment

Ottawa - Employment was little changed in August 2014 and the unemployment rate remained at 7.0%, Statistics Canada reports. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 81,000 (+0.5%), mostly in part-time work. Over the same...
Sep 5, 2014 1:14PM

Productivity of Canadian businesses rebounds strongly

Ottawa - Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 1.8% in the second quarter, after edging down 0.1% in the first quarter, Statistics Canada reports.
Sep 5, 2014 1:02PM

Transformer Down! Dealing with emergency replacement of transformers

How much can you afford to lose? For any CEO or manager in charge of a plant that purchases electricity in bulk, that question must be faced when considering the replacement of a power transformer. If one goes down, the loss of operational...
Sep 5, 2014 12:28PM

SKF appoints new president and CEO to succeed Tom Johnstone

Gothenburg, Sweden -- Tom Johnstone has decided to step down as president and CEO of SKF on 1 January 2015. He will be succeeded by Alrik Danielson, who has been president and CEO of Höganäs AB since 2005.
Sep 5, 2014 7:00AM

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