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Industrial trade show gets underway in Montreal May 17

Montreal, QC -- Signs of a recovering Canadian manufacturing sector are not only evident, but are showing up in real numbers, say organizers of next week's Plant Management and Design Engineering Show (PMDS) 2011, to be held in Montreal May...


Montreal, QC — Signs of a recovering Canadian manufacturing sector are not only evident, but are showing up in real numbers, say organizers of next week’s Plant Management and Design Engineering Show (PMDS) 2011, to be held in Montreal May 17-19.

For the first time in 10 years, the city of Montreal was ranked number one by CIBC World Markets – showing the greatest economic momentum of 25 top cities in Canada – and industry watchers are crediting continued improvement in the manufacturing sector for the surge.

“This upward trend demonstrates the impact of manufacturing on overall economic growth,” said Nick Samain, event manager with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), which is producing the event in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA), Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) and Quebec Aerospace Association (AQA).

“That’s why it’s essential for manufacturers to regularly convene in an environment like PMDS 2011,where they can learn about the latest developments in equipment, technology and services required to sustain future growth,” said Samain.

At PMDS 2011, Quebec manufacturers will get a first-hand look at all that is new in the industry to help them improve their competitive edge and exploit growth opportunities.

An exhibitor marketplace will showcase technology and services from suppliers. Attendees will be able to evaluate and compare a wide range of products, including automated assembly, bar coding, process control, measurement, logistics, robotics, rapid manufacturing and material handling solutions.

More than 20 new products will be unveiled at PMDS 2011, along with a special showcase of Green Solutions that are environmentally friendly, energy efficient or sustainable. “Our goal is to arm managers with the information they need to compete in and take advantage of the current economic recovery, said Samain.

For more information, please visit www.pmds.ca.