MRO Magazine

January 31, 2006  

A. O. Smith acquires its fourth motor manufacturer in China

Milwaukee, WI — Electric motor builder A. O. Smith Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire Yueyang Zhongmin Spec…

January 30, 2006  

SKF USA gets new president

Plymouth, MI — George Dettloff has been promoted to president and CEO of SKF USA Inc., Norristown, PA.

January 27, 2006  

Innovatinve paint operation turns waste into energy and auto parts at Ford

Dearborn, MI — Ford Motor Company has unveiled a clean, efficient and quality-driven “paint shop of the future,” w…

January 25, 2006  

Report finds Waterloo, Ont., outperforms almost every major technology centre in Canada and U.S.

Toronto, ON — Exponential growth in market-driven technologies, compelling deal flow and great valuations — are w…

January 24, 2006  

Motor builder A.O. Smith aims to purchase Ontario’s GSW

Oakville, ON — Milwaukee-based A.O. Smith Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors for industrial users, has reach…

January 23, 2006  

NSK acquisition assures supply of precision balls for bearings

Tokyo, Japan — NSK Limited has purchased all 20.44 million outstanding shares of Amatsuji Steel Ball Manufacturing…

January 20, 2006  

Have scientists drilled the world’s smallest hole? (January 20, 2006)

Cardiff, Wales — Experts at Cardiff University have developed machinery so sophisticated that they can drill a hol…

January 19, 2006  

Timken to expand production at Virginia bearing plant

Canton, OH — The Timken Company plans to invest approximately US$10 million in its bearing plant in Altavista, Va….

January 18, 2006  

NAM grant supports PTDA Industrial Career Pathway program

Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation has been awarded a US$55,000 grant…

January 17, 2006  

2005 results looking good as PTDA posts member sales for November

Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its November 2005 trend data for…

January 16, 2006  

European Union Chamber of Commerce to Host “Diplomatic Lounge Canada Meets Europe” in Toronto Feb. 2

Toronto, ON — The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto (EUCOCIT) and Toronto’s Delta Chelsea Hotel in col…

January 13, 2006  

New manufacturing process helps metals lose weight

Swindon, UK — A pioneering manufacturing process that can turn titanium, stainless steel and many other metals int…

January 11, 2006  

Ontario engineering community seeks nominations for professional engineers awards

Toronto, ON — Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) are se…

January 9, 2006  

Ivara acquires RCM company founded by John Moubray

Burlington, ON Ivara Corporation, a provider of asset reliability solutions, has acquired Aladon LLC, specialist…

January 8, 2006  

Flexible manufacturing conversion puts Ford’s Oakville plant in lead for new models

Oakville , ON Ford Motor Company’s first flexible assembly plant in Canada has been selected to build the all-new…

January 6, 2006  

Study: Impact of foreign ownership on growth in productivity

Ottawa, ON — Foreign-controlled plants accounted for most of the growth in labour productivity in the Canadian man…

January 5, 2006  

Reliability maintenance training schedule announced by SKF Canada

Scarborough, ON — SKF Canada has released a brochure for its 2006 reliability maintenance training program from it…

January 4, 2006  

New maintenance job listings posted at PEMAC website

Toronto, ON — Looking for a new job for the new year? Current maintenance jobs are listed regularly at the website…

January 3, 2006  

SKF launches new divisional structure

Gteborg, Sweden — SKF has decided to rationalize its divisional structure and reduce the number of divisions with…

January 2, 2006  

Secrets of high-temperature grease lubrication to be revealed at Jan. 10 STLE meeting in Toronto

Toronto, ON — “High” is a relative term when characterizing temperature conditions. There are many criteria to co…