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May 31, 2004  

ODG receives global traders award for export venture

New Hamburg, ON — Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG) recently received the Ontario Exports Inc. Global Traders Award…

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May 28, 2004  

Giant conveyor belt ships from Ontario to South America

Concord, ON — Large spools of Goodyear Flexsteel Conveyor Belt were loaded on to rail cars here last week for ship…

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May 27, 2004  

Skills shortages loom in western Canada

Calgary, AB — Canada’s four western provinces are facing a skilled labour shortage, according to two reports relea…

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May 26, 2004  

Manufacturing trade show set for Kitchener, Ont., next week

Kitchener, ON — The Southwestern Ontario Industrial Show (SOIS) takes place June 2-3, 2004, at the Kitchener Memor…

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May 25, 2004  

International innovation award for bearing technology has June 30 deadline

Schweinfurt, Germany — The Innovation Award of the Kugelfischer Foundation is one of the major research prizes in…

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May 21, 2004  

Industrial lube sales dropped 10% last year, study estimates

Little Falls, NJ — Like many other segments of the U.S. economy, the lubricants industry experienced another disap…

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May 20, 2004  

Machinery and equipment prices almost flat in first quarter of year

Ottawa, ON — Statistics Canada reports that the First Quarter 2004 Machinery and Equipment Price Index (1986=100)…

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May 19, 2004  

Toronto high school students learn fluid power concepts in 4th Hilltop Tech Skills Challenge

Toronto, ON — The fourth annual Hilltop Tech Skills Challenge features enhancements based on feedback from previou…

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May 19, 2004  

Seminar on impact of China on Canadian manufacturing held in Montreal

Montreal, QC — Tenaquip, a Montreal-based industrial equipment and supplies distributor, joined with the Ivey Busi…

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May 18, 2004  

Factory floors humming again across Canada

Ottawa, ON — Factory floors were humming in March 2004 as manufacturers posted broad-based gains, reports Statisti…

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May 17, 2004  

Disappointed Timken to close Canton bearing operations

Canton, OH — The Timken Company plans to begin closing its Canton, Ohio, bearing manufacturing operations. The com…

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May 17, 2004  

Sumitomo gets new U.S. president

Chesapeake, VA — Ronald J. Smith has been promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer of Sum…

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May 14, 2004  

Manufacturing production flat despite certain bright spots in February results

Ottawa, ON — Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) remained unchanged in February 2004 after a decline of 0.2% in…

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May 13, 2004  

Pre-registration up 15% for STLE Toronto conference on Monday

Toronto, ON — Pre-registration is up 15% for STLE’s 2004 Annual Meeting in Toronto compared to its meeting in New…

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May 13, 2004  

Innovative gear grinding technology to be used in GM’s St. Catharines plant

St. Catharines, ON — General Motors of Canada, Oshawa, Ont., will make a C$116-million investment in its St. Catha…

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May 12, 2004  

Imperial Oil researcher receives award for test to measure diesel engine performance

Sarnia, ON — Chris May, a senior researcher at the Sarnia research centre of Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto, has been…

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May 11, 2004  

Full time employment rises in April, but not in manufacturing

Ottawa, ON — Following slight declines in the previous two months, employment rose by an estimated 50,000 in April…

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May 10, 2004  

Manufacturing confidence for next quarter muddy

Ottawa, ON — Uncertainty seems to best describe manufacturers’ confidence regarding the outlook for the second qua…

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May 10, 2004  

EFC session on May 13 to explain the rising cost of steel

Toronto, ON — Almost everywhere you go these days where industrial manufacturers or suppliers are gathered, the to…

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May 7, 2004  

Integration of FAG and INA bearing firms now complete

Schweinfurt, Germany — Integration efforts consolidating the industrial activities of Germany’s FAG Kugelfischer A…