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April 30, 2012  

B.C. sawmill towns on edge over dust buildup that’s suspect in two explosions

VANCOUVER — Workers heading to shifts at British Columbia

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April 30, 2012  

Chrysler’s Windsor plant suspends production as parts supplier strikes

WINDSOR, Ont. — Production at a Chrysler assembly plant

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April 30, 2012  

Canadian GDP falls 0.2% in weak February StatsCan report

OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada’s dollar dipped about half a

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April 30, 2012  

Manufacturers applaud Canada's food regulatory reforms

Industry association Food & Consumer Products of Canada "strongly

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April 27, 2012  

Curbing killer conveyors

Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK — A short video showing how Tension Release Backstops can prevent fatal accidents when conveyor belt jams are removed has been posted by Renold on its website. (See link to the video and a case study below).

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April 26, 2012  

Europe’s woes take bite out of world economic growth

Ottawa, ON — Economic turmoil in Europe will restrain global growth to just 2.6% this year, which is even more tepid than the 2.9% gain in 2011, according to the Conference Board’s World Outlook Spring 2012.

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April 26, 2012  

Update: Second worker dies following BC sawmill explosion

Prince George, BC — A massive explosion and fire at the Lakeland sawmill April 23, 2012, has claimed a second life. The BC Coroner’s Office says the second man to die from his injuries was one of 24 people working in the sawmill…

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April 25, 2012  

Rittal's TS 8 modular enclosure

Rittal perfected the concept of the industrial modular enclosure

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April 25, 2012  

Toyota shows flexible lines, contoured stamping, other production innovation

Toyota, Japan — Toyota says it is putting renewed focus on innovation in production methods and design after getting a wake-up call from its massive recalls.

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April 25, 2012  

Safety inspections launched after two deadly explosions at BC sawmills

Victoria, BC — Two deadly explosions in northern British Columbia sawmills in recent months have prompted a sweeping review of safety in all sawmills in the province and raised concerns about whether the extremely fine dust from pine-beetle…

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April 25, 2012  

Germany’s Siemens sees quarterly profit sliding to $1.3 billion, cuts full year outlook

Berlin, Germany — German engineering company Siemens said on April 25, 2012, that its second quarter net profit fell by almost two thirds as sizable writedowns weighed on earnings.

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April 25, 2012  

SKF launches Knowledge Engineering mobile apps

Gothenburg, Sweden — SKF has developed a range of informational and calculation-focused apps which enable users to experience the world of SKF knowledge engineering on their iPhone and iPad. The SKF apps make it easier for users to analyze,…

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April 24, 2012  

Walter products suitable for food facilities: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Walter Surface Technologies has announced that the Canadian Food

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April 24, 2012  

‘There was guys with their skin hanging off’, says worker at exploded BC sawmill

Prince George, BC — Evening shift workers at a Prince George, BC, sawmill ran for their lives after an earth-shaking explosion and massive fire sent walls crumbling down on top of them on Monday, killing one person and critically injuring at…

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April 24, 2012  

Automotive GHG emissions reduced by breakthrough magnesium production process

Winnipeg, MN — Gossan Resources Limited reports Process Research Ortech (PRO), Mississauga, ON, has conducted an independent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission study of the Gossan-Zuliani Process for primary magnesium production. In the process, a…

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April 24, 2012  

Saskatchewan steel firm fined $60,000 after maintenance worker injured

Regina, SK — Evraz Regina Steel has pleaded guilty to one count under Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and was fined $60,000. The fine is the largest for an OHS violation in the 2011-12 year in the province.

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April 24, 2012  

SNFA brand disappears as SKF integrates super-precision bearings line

Gothenburg, Sweden – SKF has completed the integration of Société Nouvelle de Fabrication Aéronautique (SNFA) into the SKF Group and consolidated the SNFA brand under the SKF brand.

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April 23, 2012  

Westario Power fined $110,000 after worker electrocuted

Westario Power Inc., a Walkerton power distribution company, was

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April 23, 2012  

New Fluke 62 Max and 62 Max+ infrared thermometers

Fluke Corp. introduces the new Fluke 62 Max and

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April 23, 2012  

Demolition hammer

The new Hilti TE 700-AVR demolition hammer is built