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October 31, 2012  

Happy Halloween from a laser-wielding robot

Rugby, England — To celebrate Halloween, JK Lasers has cut a version of a traditional Halloween pumpkin using its 400W single-mode fibre laser (JK400FL).

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October 31, 2012  

Motor seminars, speakers and a trade show highlight EASA Ontario’s January meeting

Toronto, ON — The Ontario Chapter of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) annual general meeting and product exhibition trade show will take place at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, Jan. 18-19, 2013, reports chapter president…

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October 30, 2012  

VFD expert joins system integrator

Richmond, BC — Peter Seale has joined the Mississauga, ON, office of Arrow Speed Controls of Richmond, BC. Seale has an extensive background in the electrical industry in the fields of motor control, and the application of variable frequency…

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October 30, 2012  

Higher demand pushed up metal prices in September

Ottawa — The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) was up 0.5% in September 2012 compared with August 2012, largely the result of higher prices for primary metal products and petroleum and coal products. Statistics Canada reports the Raw…

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October 30, 2012  

Pump supplier hires national sales manager

Mississauga, ON – KSB Canada has appointed Dirk Ruppert as its new national sales manager. Ruppert, a globally experienced strategist and business development professional, has been recruited from KSB’s global headquarters in…

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October 29, 2012  

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum seeking private funding so it can continue operations

Ottawa – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s board of directors has said it intends to continue operations beyond March 31, 2013, when operational funding through the federal Sector Council Program ends.

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October 29, 2012  

Scheerer Bearing offers products throughout Canada

Scheerer Bearing Corp., a global supplier of bearings and

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October 29, 2012  

Slower growth to sap $22 billion annually from Canadian economy: PBO

Canada’s budget watchdog says slower growth will sap about

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October 29, 2012  

Whyte’s Foods closing Brantford pickle plant; moving production to Quebec

Quebec-based Whyte’s Foods Inc. is closing its Brantford, Ont.,

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October 29, 2012  

Montreal's Malaga places tungsten process plant in care and maintenance

Malaga Inc. has suspended production at its Pasto Bueno

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October 29, 2012  

Companies and supervisors charged after fatal explosion at paper mill a year ago

Thunder Bay, ON – Charges under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act have been laid against Terrace Bay Pulp of Terrace Bay, ON, Venshore Mechanical Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON, and three unnamed supervisors by the Ontario…

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October 29, 2012  

Canadian economy muddles along in 2012 and 2013

Ottawa – Canada’s domestic economy has softened and its major trade partners are too weak to pick up the slack, limiting growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) to less than 2% this year, according to The Conference Board of…

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October 28, 2012  

Emerson Industrial Automation sees marketing promotions in Canada

There have been a couple of key personnel changes

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October 26, 2012  

Labour productivity in the business sector update: 1981 to the second quarter 2012

Ottawa — The implementation of revised international System of National Accounts economic accounting standards resulted in a slight downward revision to Canada’s average annual growth in business sector labour productivity over the period 1981…

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October 25, 2012  

Thermal imaging finds hot spots in electrical preventive maintenance programs

Thermography provides the means by which ongoing preventive maintenance

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October 25, 2012  

Bearing specialists group releases industry briefs on water treatment and wastewater treatment

Glen Ellyn, IL — When the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) met Sept. 24-25, 2012, in Chicago, it approved the publication of two new industry briefs: Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment.

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October 24, 2012  

Reliability Management: Know where you are and where you're going

Many improvement initiatives within reliability and maintenance is a

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October 24, 2012  

New industrial belts website launched

Hanover, Germany — The new website of the ContiTech Power Transmission Group Industry is nowonline. At www.contitech.de/ind-en, users, sales partners and interested persons can quickly find out everything they want to know about all the…

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October 23, 2012  

PTDA releases dates for its upcoming events

Chicago — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has announced the following dates and locations for future PTDA-sponsored events. Click on the event links for more details.

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October 22, 2012  

Fluid Hose & Coupling introduces abrasion, corrosion resistant transfer hose

Fluid Hose & Coupling, Inc., a major Canadian industrial