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One-day MRO Expo opens tomorrow in Mississauga

Toronto – A new tabletop trade show, MRO Expo, has been organized for April 23, 2014, by Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, Canada’s leading trade publication for Canadian industrial maintenance and operations engineers and...

Toronto – A new tabletop trade show, MRO Expo, has been organized for April 23, 2014, by Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, Canada’s leading trade publication for Canadian industrial maintenance and operations engineers and managers. The Expo, being held in conjunction with Plant Expo (sponsored by sister publication Plant Magazine) will showcase some of the country’s most innovative, practical, problem-solving industrial products.

The one-day event takes place at the Mississauga Convention Centre, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It provides a forum where engineers, millwrights, maintenance technicians, maintenance managers, plant engineers and managers, and industry executives can meet, network and ‘kick the tires’ on the latest products and technologies.

Practical seminars from several exhibitors will be held throughout the day to provide insights into some of the products, services and technologies on display.

Registration is free and it is recommended that visitors sign up in advance, but walk-ins are welcome. The facility has free parking.


Win a great prize

There’s also a chance to win a free Samsung Galaxy 7” Tab 3 tablet computer. By having nine exhibitors stamp or sign your show passport before 3 p.m., you become eligible for the draw to win the prize, which will be presented at 3:30 p.m. on the show floor (you must be present to win).

Earlier in the day, at 11:45 a.m., we’ll draw the winner of the Early Bird Registration prize (for attendees who registered by March 31). The winner of an iPad Mini (16 Gb model) will be drawn from those present.


Seminars at MRO Expo include:

10: 30 a.m.

Infrared Technology Advancement will be presented by Greg Bork, Director, FLIR Canada. He will discuss the latest programs to enhance preventative maintenance.

11:30 a.m.

Proactive Maintenance, presented by Julian DiSabatino, Sales Engineer, Pruftechnik.

He will review of the components of a proper Reliability Centered Maintenance program and production solutions.

12:30 p.m.

The CMMS Future: Bringing the MRO vendor and technician together at the point of need, presented by  Dr Jeffrey Dutschke, Industry Research Specialist, Maintenance Assistant. Dr. Dutschke will discuss the future of CMMS applications, where MRO catalogues are seamlessly integrated into the maintenance workflow and the benefits this brings to both the MRO vendor and maintenance operations.

1:30 p.m.

Bearings – proper storage and handling improves bearing service life, presented by Jennifer Moritz, SKF Training Solutions Manager, SKF. Rolling element bearings are highly precise components and any pre-installation damage can seriously affect bearing service life. Jennifer Moritz will discuss how improper storage and handling can damage a bearing and lead to unplanned downtime and costly repairs. She will share simple yet effective techniques to ensure proper storage and handling.


MRO Expo will showcase products from a total of 39 exhibitors, 24 of whom are exhibiting on the MRO Expo portion of the show, and 15 of whom are participating in the Plant Expo component.

Of these, six companies have stepped up as show sponsors. They include: FLIR Systems Limited, Maintenance Assistant CMMS, Pruftechnik Canada Inc., Santasalo Moventas, SEW-Eurodrive, and SKF Canada Ltd.

A total of 39 exhibitors will show their products and services and the MRO Expo/Plant Expo shows. Listed alphabetically, they are:

Alpha Controls & Instrumentation


Daemar Inc.

Dobco Equipment Ltd.

Envira-North Systems Ltd.


FEIN Canadian Power Tool Company

Fixturlaser Canada Inc.

FLIR Systems Ltd.

Fluke Electronics Canada LP

Genius Solutions

HARTING Canada Inc.

Heraeus Noblelight LLC

Igus Inc.

Lapp Canada

Magneto Electric Source Co Ltd.

Maintenance Assistant CMMS

Metric/ Chess Electric

Morrell Controls

Mr. Roller 2000

NOCO Lubricants

Noren Thermal Solutions

NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada Ltd.

Provincial Partitions Ltd.

Pruftechnik Canada Inc.

Rapid Gear

Santasalo Moventas


SKF Canada Ltd.


Snap On Industrial Brands

SSI Schaefer System International Inc

Techno-Test Inc.


Tuff Grade

UE Systems Inc.

WD-40 Company Canada Ltd.


York Fluid Control Ltd.

To find out more and register for the event, visit: See you at MRO Expo.