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January 29, 2009  

Hose distributors join forces

Ajax, ON — As of Jan. 1, 2009, three hose distributors in Canada and the United States have united under the HoseP…

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January 29, 2009  

Annual manufacturing employee earnings up just 1.3% to November 2008

Ottawa, ON — The average weekly earnings of employees across Canada increased 0.4% from October 2008 to $804.58 in…

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January 28, 2009  

Conference board analyzes Federal Budget 2009

Big spending is the main theme of Budget 2009! This comes as no surprise given the many details that were “le…

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January 28, 2009  

Health & Safety Canada 2009 conference set for April

Toronto, ON — The IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) will present its annual health and safety conf…

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January 27, 2009  

Tariffs eliminated on a range of machinery and equipment in 2009 federal budget

Ottawa, ON — Budget 2009, introduced to Canadians Jan. 27, 2009, by the federal government, proposes to permanentl…

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January 27, 2009  

Caster producer takes on new president

Jonesboro, AR — Colson Caster Corp., a manufacturer of standard and custom application caster and wheel products, …

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January 26, 2009  

Real GDP expected to rebound, growing by 3.8% in 2010, predicts Bank of Canada

Ottawa, ON — In the Bank of Canada’s January Monetary Policy Report Update, which discusses current economic and f…

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January 26, 2009  

Consumer confidence steady in January, says Conference Board

Ottawa, ON — The Index of Consumer Confidence held relatively steady in January 2009, edging up 2.5 points to 70.2…

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January 23, 2009  

Machinery and equipment wholesale sales declined 1.9% in November

Ottawa, ON — According to Statistics Canada, wholesale sales in Canada fell 1.6% from October 2008 to $44.4 billio…

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January 23, 2009  

Emerson users conference issues Call for Presentations

Orlando, FL — “Engaging Minds, Amazing Results” has been selected for the theme of the 2009 Emerson Global U…

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January 22, 2009  

U.S. downturn puts Canadian economy into recession

Ottawa, ON — The U.S.-led global recession has dragged the Canadian economy into recession in 2009. Canada’s…

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January 21, 2009  

Manufacturing sales at lowest level in almost 10 years

Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales decreased for a fourth consecutive month in November 2008, says Statistics Canada…

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January 20, 2009  

Metalforming companies expect uptick in business in next three months

Cleveland, OH — According to the January 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report,…

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January 19, 2009  

PTDA Canadian Conference comes to Niagara Falls in May

Chicago, IL — In times of uncertainty, you need as much information as you can get to make sure your strategies an…

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January 19, 2009  

Motor supplier relaunches website for customers

Grafton, WI — In an effort to provide customers with an informative and user-friendly online tool, Leeson Electric…

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January 16, 2009  

PT/MC distributors experience tough November with double-digit drop in sales

Chicago, IL — The November 2008 month-end trend data for distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/moti…

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January 15, 2009  

Free firmware upgrade released for digital multimeters

Mississauga, ON — Fluke Corp. has announced a user-downloadable firmware upgrade for the Fluke 8845A/8846A Precisi…

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January 14, 2009  

Timken makes Forbes Platinum 400 list on financial strength

Canton, OH — The Timken Company marked its fourth time on this year’s Forbes Platinum 400, the magazine&rs…

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January 13, 2009  

Ultrasound World V opens Sunday; focus is on predictive maintenance

Elmsford, NY — UE Systems will host its fifth annual Ultrasound World conference, scheduled from Sunday, January 1…

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January 13, 2009  

SME elects 2009 board of directors

Toronto, ON — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has elected three new members to its board of directors…