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July 29, 2005  

Demand for fluid handling pumps to increase 6% by 2008

Cleveland, OH — World demand for fluid handling pumps is forecast to increase nearly 6% per year through 2008 (inc…

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July 28, 2005  

Three Canadian companies among new members of PTDA in 2005

Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has welcomed six new distributors and five ne…

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July 27, 2005  

Siemens gets exclusive industrial distributor for Atlantic provinces

Fredericton, NB — Liteco Inc. has become the exclusive industrial distributor for Siemens Canada Ltd. in the Halif…

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July 26, 2005  

Production efficiency on the rebound, says Statistics Canada

Ottawa, ON — Multifactor productivity growth in the business sector, a comprehensive measure of production efficie…

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July 25, 2005  

Manufacturing showed solid growth in June

Ottawa, ON — Statistics Canada’s leading index rose by 0.3% in June 2005, the same increase as in May. Domestic de…

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July 22, 2005  

Wholesale trade in machinery & equipment posted big gains in May

Ottawa, ON — Wholesale sales rose for the fourth consecutive month in May 2005, edging up 0.2% after jumping 1.2% …

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July 21, 2005  

80% of unemployed eligible for EI benefits

Ottawa, ON — After three years of steady increase, the proportion of unemployed Canadians eligible for Employment …

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July 20, 2005  

Alberta-based Matrikon joins MRO Software Alliance Program

Edmonton, AB — Matrikon Inc., a provider of industrial intelligence solutions, has signed an Alliance Program agre…

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July 19, 2005  

Canadian Fluid Power Assoc. joins PTDA Foundation careers initiative

Chicago, IL — Two new partners have joined the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation in it…

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July 18, 2005  

Program finalized for 21st Century maintenance conference in September

Mississauga, ON — The fourth annual Creating A 21st Century Maintenance Organization Conference is taking place Se…

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July 18, 2005  

Spending on industrial research and development rises again

Ottawa, ON — Industries intend to increase their spending on research and development (R&D) for the third consecut…

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July 18, 2005  

Railway carloadings in April curtailed by mining industry strike

Ottawa, ON — Railways carried 5.4% less freight in April 2005, largely because of a strike in the iron ore mining …

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July 15, 2005  

New e-course teaches workers to work safely with hazardous chemicals

Hamilton, ON — Long before the Canadian government introduced its Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System…

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July 15, 2005  

Major maintenance conference set for November in Toronto

Toronto, ON — IMEC 2005 — the first annual International Maintenance Excellence Conference taking place Nov. 2-4,…

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July 14, 2005  

International trade in machinery and transport equipment intensifies

Ottawa, ON — Canada’s international trade (both imports and exports) has become increasingly intensive in machiner…

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July 13, 2005  

Ongoing rise of industrial product prices stalls in May

Ottawa, ON — Statistics Canada reports that monthly prices for manufactured goods at the factory gate were unchang…

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July 13, 2005  

S.B. Simpson acquires Peel Industrial

Burlington, ON — S.B. Simpson has acquired Peel Industrial in a deal that will see two family-owned independent in…

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July 12, 2005  

May saw sales jump for power transmission products

Chicago, Ill. — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its May 2005 trend data for di…

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July 12, 2005  

Weak trade performance offsets strong domestic economy

Ottawa, ON — Surging consumer spending and strong business investment are driving Canada’s economic performance, b…

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July 11, 2005  

GDP bounced back in April

Ottawa, ON — Economic activity bounced back 0.4% in April 2004 after declining 0.1% in March, reports Statistics C…