Machinery manufacturing declined in October while mining saw small uptick
Ottawa – Real gross domestic product edged up 0.1% in October 2012, following no growth in September and a 0.1% decline in August, according to Statistics Canada. The output of service industries advanced 0.1% in October, primarily a result of…
Consumer confidence in economy declines for third consecutive month
Ottawa – An unstable global economy and a soft recovery south of the border continue to produce disappointing survey results. The Conference Board of Canada’s Index of Consumer Confidence declined for a third consecutive month in December…
PTDA Spring Leaders Conference aims to improve skills of up-and-coming managers
Chicago – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will host its annual Spring Leaders Conference March 21-23, 2013, in San Antonio, TX. The Spring Leaders Conference includes:
ABMA anti-counterfeiting committee promotes awareness at Toronto conference
Washington, DC – The American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) participated in a Canadian anti-counterfeiting conference in Toronto in December 2012.
New environmental division focuses on air and liquid applications
Ann Arbour, MI – Kaydon Corporation has created a new corporate group, the Kaydon Environmental Services Group, combining Purafil Inc., a supplier of gas-phase filtration, and Kaydon Custom Filtration, a supplier in liquid filtration.
Ontario maker of precision plastic parts expands production capacity
Orangveille, ON — Technicor Precision Plastics recently installed its third CNC router table to boost production capacity. Its first table was acquired in 1996, followed by a larger, faster and higher-precision 4×12 ft table in 2005.
Distributor plans Customer Appreciation Days in Toronto Jan. 9-10
Toronto – Industrial distributor Tenaquip Ltd., founded by Ken Reed in 1968, is holding Cutomer Appreciation Days January 9-10, 2013, from 9 am to 5pm, at the Toronto Congress Centre’s North Building.
Canada’s natural gas industry to generate 260,000 jobs annually for next 24 years
Ottawa – Natural gas investment and production are expected to add nearly $1 trillion to the Canadian economy and generate an average of 260,000 jobs annually over the next 24 years, according to a new Conference Board of Canada analysis.
Wholesale sales jump more in Saskatchewan in October
Ottawa – Wholesale sales advanced 0.9% to $49.2 billion in October 2012, following a decline of 1.5% the previous month, according to the latest Wholesale Trade survey from Statistics Canada. Higher sales were reported in six of seven…
Schaeffler Group expanding US operations to manufacture bearings
Fort Mill, SC – Schaeffler Group USA Inc, a supplier of industrial and automotive components, plans to expand its existing operations in South Carilina. The $40-million investment is expected to generate 190 new jobs.
US manufacturing optimism plummets in face of fiscal cliff
Chicago – The number of manufacturers with an optimistic outlook about the future of their companies has dropped by nearly 40% since the beginning of 2012, according to the latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)/IndustryWeek Survey…
Las Vegas observation wheel to use giant bearings from SKF
Las Vegas, NV – SKF has been awarded a contract by American Bridge Company to supply advanced technological solutions for the main hub for Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel.
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Go West, Young Man: One-industry towns watch as economy passes them by
Glenn Rogers appreciated his small-town life in the Maritimes.…
Canadian aerospace profits expected to drop on lower sales: Conference Board
MONTREAL — Canadian aerospace industry profits will decline through…
Manufacturing sales slipped 1.4 per cent in October: StatsCan
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales declined 1.4…
Labour relations in Canada settle into a 'new normal'
The “new normal” of collective bargaining in Canada —…
Asset management drives growth in temperature transmitter market
Recovering from the economic downswing, process industries got back…
Tons of counterfeit bearings uncovered in raid in Indonesia
Chicago – An Indonesian company named PT Esta Raya Mandiri (ERM)/Terminal Teknik, headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, was recently forced to publicly apologize to customers for selling counterfeit bearings, reports the World Bearing…
Chinese bearing manufacturer hires Bill Childers as president for North America
Plymouth, MI – C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, China’s largest bearing producer, and the 11th largest bearing maker in the world, has named William (Bill) A. Childers as its new president. The…