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September 30, 2011  

Nominate your team for PEM's 2011 Maintenance Award

PEM is providing maintenance and facility managers the opportunity

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September 30, 2011  

Manufacturing output rises after three monthly declines

Ottawa, ON — Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.3% in July 2011 following a 0.2% increase in June, according to the latest survey of GDP by industry from Statistics Canada.

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September 30, 2011  

Apprenticeship across Canada examined in new publication

Ottawa, ON – The Fall 2011 issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal takes an in-depth look at a number of Canada’s apprenticeship systems, their unique challenges and their promising practices.

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September 29, 2011  

Fears mount over double dip recession; could mean job losses

The prospect of a second recession two years after

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September 29, 2011  

Panama Canal expansion to create positive repercussions elsewhere

Panama City, Panama – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), which owns and operates the Port of Savannah, renewed their ties in July 2011 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU,…

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September 28, 2011  

Sales of primary and secondary batteries in US to reach $16.7 billion in 2015

Cleveland, OH – US sales of primary and secondary batteries are expected to rise 4.8% annually to $16.7 billion in 2015. Gains will be driven by healthy demand for replacement batteries in numerous electronic devices and a shift in the product…

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September 27, 2011  

Bearing firm continues expansion into China by opening another factory

Gothenburg, Sweden – SKF today officially opened its second bearing factory in Dalian, northeast China. The factory produces medium-size bearings, which complement the range of large bearings produced in the existing factory, which opened in…

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September 27, 2011  

Ontario’s GO Train expansion to create demand for manufactured goods

Hamilton, ON – Ontario plans to increase GO train service to Hamilton and throughout the GTA, providing two-way, full-day service seven days a week and creating 68,000 jobs throughout Ontario.

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September 27, 2011  

Layoffs in latest recession less likely than before, says new study

Ottawa, ON — Canadian workers were less likely to be laid off during the last economic recession than their counterparts during the two recessions in the early 1980s and 1990s, according to a new study by Statistics Canada. They were also more…

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September 26, 2011  

New online course for supervisors provides free access to valuable safety resources

Supervisors, workers and employers in any industry in B.C.

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September 26, 2011  

Companies fined $125K total after worker shocked servicing door

Cimco Refrigeration, a division of Toromont Industries Ltd. that

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September 26, 2011  

US bearings market in recovery phase; to expand 3% annually through 2015

Dublin, Ireland – According to a new report, the bearings market in the US has faced a slowdown for almost half a decade and has encountered a loss of a massive $7.6 billion in revenues. However, the market now is projected to expand 3%…

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September 23, 2011  

Acquisition expands Metso’s maintenance, repair and retrofit business in Canada, US and Mexico

Phoenix, AZ – Metso Corp. of Helsinki, Finland, has acquired Copperstate Industrial Services Inc., a mining services provider based in Phoenix, AZ. The acquisition strengthens Metso’s position as a service and technology provider for the mining…

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September 22, 2011  

National industrial distributor acquires Quebec operation

Toronto, ON – Acklands-Grainger Inc., a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener supplies, has acquired the assets of Baie-Comeau industrial distributor Fercomat Inc., effective September 19, 2011. Acklands-Grainger expects an incremental…

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September 22, 2011  

CSA webinar explains benefits of new ISO 50001 energy standard

To help businesses and organizations better understand how the

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September 22, 2011  

Natural gas extraction industry in decline

Ottawa, ON – Canadian natural gas production is projected to fall over the next five years, driven primarily by continuing declines in Alberta, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Summer 2011 outlook for the natural gas extraction…

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September 22, 2011  

Vibration tester helps keep the oil flowing in pipeline

Mississauga, ON — The task: keep 40 electric motors on the job, pumping crude oil, propane, and other finished petroleum products down the pipeline.

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September 21, 2011  

The War for Talent: Practical advice to tackle chronic skills shortages head on

After a few years in the doldrums, the Canadian

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September 21, 2011  

Wholesale sales growth of 2.1% seen in July in machinery, equipment and supplies

Ottawa, ON — Wholesale sales advanced 0.8% in July to $48.2 billion after remaining unchanged in June, according to Statistics Canada. Although five of the seven subsectors, representing more than 85% of total sales, reported increases, most…

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September 20, 2011  

7 Epic Fails in MRO: Fix poor data management permeating an ERP ecosystem

Most businesses typically put their energy, resources and investment