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June 29, 2012  

Mining a highlight in April’s gross domestic product growth

Ottawa, ON — Real gross domestic product grew 0.3% in April 2012, after edging up 0.1% in March 2012, Statistics Canada reports. Most of the April increase was attributable to mining and oil and gas extraction and, to a lesser extent,…

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June 29, 2012  

Industrial product prices remained steady in May

Ottawa, ON — In May 2012, the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) was unchanged from April 2012, according to Statistics Canada. Price increases for motor vehicles and other transportation equipment (+1.0%) and lumber and other wood products…

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June 29, 2012  

Be alert to the dangers of welding while alone

Charlottetown, PEI — Everyone knows that welding can be a hazardous activity. This fact was reinforced when, in September 2011, a small business operator was severely burned when his clothing caught fire while he was welding. The Workers…

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June 28, 2012  

MRO distributor Lawson Products announces strategic restructuring

Chicago, IL — Lawson Products Inc. has announced a strategic restructuring consisting of initiatives to reduce its cost structure, improve operating efficiency, enhance revenues and improve its liquidity position. All of the initiatives are…

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June 28, 2012  

Gray Tools launches Achievement Award for students

Brampton, ON – Gray Tools, the only industrial-quality manufacturer of hand tools in Canada, launched the Gray Tools Canada Highest Standard Achievement Award and recognized Brampton, ON-based Judith Nyman Secondary School student John…

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June 27, 2012  

Canadians’ faith in economy and job creation falls sharply: survey

Ottawa, ON — Global economic turmoil and negative reports at home are taking their toll on the faith of ordinary Canadians and Americans in the economy.

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June 27, 2012  

Cause determined for small fire at Co-op refinery complex in Regina

Regina, SK — Investigators say a fire at the Co-op Refinery complex in Regina in May 2012 was caused by the failure of a mechanical crude oil pump. The pump then overheated and ignited the oil.

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June 26, 2012  

Apprenticeship training on the rise in Canada

Ottawa, ON — In 2010, according to a new report from Statistics Canada, total registrations in apprenticeship training programs across Canada reached their highest level, at 430,452, up 5.2% from 2009. This followed a 4.7% increase the…

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June 26, 2012  

Firm adds Ontario rep for hard-to-find fastener products

Hamilton, ON — Earnest Machine Products of Rocky River, OH, has added a new sales representative for Ontario, RGW Sales Canada, based in Hamilton, ON, reports Dan Harriger, director of sales for Earnest.

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June 26, 2012  

Canada’s first centre for training skilled workers in food processing aims to attract multinational companies

Sao Paulo, Brazil — Economic development executives from the Ontario Food Cluster attending SIAL Brazil, The Latin American Food Marketplace, and the related Fispal Food Service Trade Show, are promoting the new Conestoga College Institute of…

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June 25, 2012  

Where are Canada’s job vacancies?

Ottawa, ON — There was an average of 248,000 job vacancies in the three-month period ending in March 2012, an increase of 19,000 from the same period in 2011, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. For every…

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June 25, 2012  

Wholesalers in Alberta contributed the most to national growth in April

Ottawa, ON – Statistics Canada reports that wholesale sales rose 1.5% in April 2012 to $49.3 billion. This increase was mainly due to higher sales in the agricultural supplies industry. Excluding this industry, wholesale sales…

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June 25, 2012  

Slight rise in industrial capacity utilization rates driven by manufacturing

Ottawa, ON — Canadian industries operated at 80.7% of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2012, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous quarter, reports Statistics Canada. An increase in capacity use in…

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June 25, 2012  

Fundraising effort a highlight of PTDA’s Canadian Conference

Victoria, BC — More than 220 participated in the 11th annual Canadian Conference of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) in Victoria, BC, June 7-9, 2012.

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June 25, 2012  

PT components firm receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

Wilmington, MA – Stafford Manufacturing Corp., a manufacturer of shaft collars, couplings, and specialized mechanical drive and structural components, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. This…

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June 25, 2012  

New mandatory health and safety poster issued in Ontario

Toronto, ON – Ontario employers can obtain a new workplace poster, ‘Health & Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here’, from the province’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) website in English, French and 15 other languages.

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June 25, 2012  

Why Lube Tracking Falls Short: Separate lubrication from PM to focus on reliability

Industrial facilities often believe they have equipment lubrication covered

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June 25, 2012  

Newfoundland chicken processor fined after worker loses fingers

A Newfoundland and Labrador company has pleaded guilty to

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June 25, 2012  

Onset launches new motor run-time data logger

Onset Computer Corp. announced the HOBO UX90 Motor On/Off

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June 25, 2012  

Belden introduces VFD cables to support large HP motors

Belden has extended its line of variable frequency drive