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May 31, 2012  

Insights on exports from coast to coast to the end of May 2012

Ottawa, ON — May 2012 is into its final hours. That means at least two things: preparations are being made everywhere for the Canadian summer, and the Export Development Corp. (EDC) is wrapping up its Let’s Talk Exports tour across the…

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May 31, 2012  

March marks fifth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in hours worked

Ottawa, ON — In March 2012, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $888.34, up 0.8% from the previous month, Statistics Canada reports. On a year-over-year basis, earnings rose 2.1%.

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May 31, 2012  

Skills Canada delivers on its commitment to advancing skilled trade education

Ottawa, ON – Skills/Compétences Canada, Skills Canada Alberta and Stanley Black & Decker have announced the donation of a collection of Stanley and Dewalt tools used at the 2012 Skills Canada National Competition to five…

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May 31, 2012  

BSA presents lifetime achievement award to Peter Negri

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) presented its 10th Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Negri, president and CEO of Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc. The presentation was made at the 2012 BSA Annual Convention April…

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May 31, 2012  

BSA recognizes Gus Kontonickas for over 20 years of service

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) recognized Gus Kontonickas as an active BSA participating manufacturer for more than 20 years. The announcement was made at the 2012 BSA Annual Convention April 29-May 1 at the…

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May 31, 2012  

BSA elects Linda Miller as president

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has elected Linda Miller, Bearings & Drives Inc., a division of B&D Industrial, Macon, GA, as president for 2012-2013. She is vice-president of information technology and…

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May 30, 2012  

Average industrial product prices remained steady in April

Ottawa, ON — Relative to March 2012, Statistics Canada’s Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) was unchanged in April 2012. Increases in chemical products (+1.7%) and petroleum and coal products (+0.4%) were offset by a decline in…

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May 30, 2012  

Shell Canada sees 43 million hours without a lost time incident

Calgary, AB – In 2011, the Athabasca Oil Sands Project’s Expansion 1 project passed a historic milestone of 43 million hours without a Lost Time Incident (LTI) across its operations. As a result, it has received the 2011 Responsible…

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May 29, 2012  

Ontario adds its support for Helmets to Hardhats program

Vaughan, ON – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Vaughan, ON, recently to help launch Helmets to Hardhats in Canada. The Premier announced Ontario is contributing $150,000 to help support the program, which will help veterans,…

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May 28, 2012  

Saskatchewan amends safety act to increase worker protection

The Government of Saskatchewan has passed amendments to its

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May 28, 2012  

Mill returns to full operation following crusher repairs after fire

Osisko Mining Corp. has reported that the Canadian Malartic

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May 28, 2012  

Picking Power: Application considerations for selecting an engine generator

The reliability of an onsite power system depends on

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May 28, 2012  

Bearing distributors survey shows sales volume rose almost 15% in 2011

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) Annual Distributor Survey revealed aggregate sales volume increased 14.7% in 2011 over the 2010 volume.

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May 27, 2012  

BSA presents awards to veteran members at annual convention

Bonita Springs, FL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) presented its 10th Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter Negri, president and CEO of Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc. The presentation was made at the 2012 BSA Annual Convention April…

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May 25, 2012  

Confidence in economy higher in all regions in May, says Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, ON — The Conference Board of Canada’s Index of Consumer Confidence surged in May 2012, rising 5.8 points to 80.8 (2002 = 100) and completely reversing last month’s relatively poor performance.

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May 25, 2012  

April’s manufacturing output and new order growth accelerates

Toronto, ON — Canadian manufacturing business conditions in April 2012 improved to the greatest extent in 2012 so far, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (RBC PMI), a monthly survey, conducted in association…

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May 24, 2012  

Timken to shut its St. Thomas bearing plant

St. Thomas, ON — The Timken Company has announced it will close its plant in St. Thomas in roughly a year. During the next 12 months, the company will be centralizing its support for Canadian customers, moving its customer service function…

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May 24, 2012  

Endress+Hauser Canada donates $1.4M to SAIT’s Trades and Technology Complex

Endress+Hauser Canada is investing in the next generation of

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May 23, 2012  

Mazda, Fiat to work together on developing, manufacturing small convertible

Mazda Motor Corp. and Fiat SpA are working together

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May 23, 2012  

New pump manufacturing plant opens in Ontario

Burlington, ON — ClydeUnion Pumps of Glasgow, Scotland, an SPX Brand, has relocated its Canadian works to a new facility in Burlington, ON, almost doubling its manufacturing footprint. The new site provides increased regional production…