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Ownership structure changes at ASN sales agency
Brampton, ON – Steve O’Brien is now the president and sole owner of Advantage Sales Network Corp. (ASN) of Brampton, ON, a manufacturers’ sales agency. Ownership was previously shared with former president Dave Cummings, who has…
Prevent premature tool failures with a routine maintenance plan
Like an automobile, torque tools require periodic servicing and calibration. When you purchase a tool for your manufacturing facility, it is an investment. You are accepting ownership of that equipment and are responsible to keep it operating…
Suncor Energy to test water treatment and recycling technologies
Calgary, AB – Suncor Energy and five industry partners have announced an estimated $165 million funding commitment to sanction the construction of a dedicated Water Technology Development Centre (WTDC).
Businesses owned by recent immigrants more likely to export to the US and beyond
Ottawa – Canada’s diverse pool of immigrants is seen as a source of strength for Canadian firms in expanding into fast-growing emerging markets. A new study from The Conference Board of Canada looking at the experience of Canada’s…
Machinery and equipment sector sales rise 2.2% to $10.8 billion in April
Ottawa – Wholesale sales rose 1.2% to $51.2 billion in April 2014, following a decline in March. Higher sales were recorded in all subsectors except for food, beverage and tobacco, according to Statistics Canada. The subsectors that rose in…
Pipelines moved more crude and refined products in April
Ottawa – Canadian pipelines received 31.4 million cubic metres of crude oil and other liquefied petroleum products in April 2014, up 6.2% from April 2013, Statistics Canada reports. The main source of this increase was in net receipts from…
Hydraulic Institute webinar: Dual gas seals improve pump system reliability
The Hydraulic Institute, in collaboration with Henri Azibert, Technical Director of the Fluid Sealing Association and associated HI committee members, has developed a new webinar session focused on how dual gas seals improve pump system reliability and performance.
KSB’s AmaDS3 modular pump station for wastewater systems
June 20, 2014 – KSB’s new AmaDS3 pump station offers a reliable, low-maintenance solution for wastewater lift station systems that require pumps to deliver wastewater from a collection point to a treatment facility.
Jet Edge 5-Axis waterjet cuts precise 3D parts from virtually any material
June 20, 2014 – Jet Edge, Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology, has a 5-axis precision waterjet cutting system. The EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet cuts precise taper-free parts from virtually any material.
Schneider Electric finalizes the sale of the Appliance division of Invensys
June 19, 2014 – Schneider Electric announced today that it has obtained all required regulatory approvals and subsequently finalized the sale of the Invensys Appliance division, which will be renamed Robertshaw Controls Company, to an affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP. The transaction is worth £150 million ($277 million).
Seamless wires offer extreme resistance to moisture pickup
June 18, 2014 — Addressing common industry concerns with weld cracking, Hobart Brothers Company has introduced new seamless flux-cored and metal-cored wires designed to offer extreme resistance to moisture pickup and minimize this costly defect. The new Hobart Megafil wires also have less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment, which further mitigates cracking risks.
New Brunswick cable firm fined $60,000 after worker injured
Brockville, ON – Prysmian Power Cables and Systems Canada Ltd., a New Brunswick maker of high-technology cables for energy and telecommunications, was fined $60,000 after a worker was injured.
ATCO Electric Yukon announces name change
June 16, 2014 – ATCO announced today that Yukon Electrical Ltd. will now serve its customers in the Yukon under the trusted ATCO banner ‑ ATCO Electric Yukon.
Maintenance shutdowns at refineries result in drop in sales for April
Ottawa – Manufacturing sales edged down 0.1% in April 2014 to $50.9 billion, the first decrease in four months, Statistics Canada reports in its latest Monthly Survey of Manufacturing. Declines in the petroleum and coal product, aerospace…
New mobile apps equip users with data on bearings, belts, seals, lube and more
Toronto – The expanding portfolio of SKF Mobile Apps equips users easily and quickly with useful technology information, software to make critical calculations, and the capability to conduct product and application searches. SKF Mobile Apps can…
Mining and oil & gas extraction lead production capacity rate in first quarter
Ottawa – Canadian industries operated at 82.5% of their production capacity in the first quarter of 2014, up slightly from 82.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013, Statistics Canada reports in its latest study of industrial capacity utilization…
Plumbing products added to HVAC/R shop in Mississauga
Burlington, ON – Wolseley Canada’s existing Mississauga HVAC/R location now carries plumbing products, making it a one-stop shop to better serve the company’s plumbing and HVAC/R customers in the Greater Toronto Area.
OECD offers advice on how Canada can sustain inclusive growth
Paris, France – Canada has experienced solid economic growth since the most recent global economic crisis, allowing it to reverse recession-induced job losses and put federal public finances on a sound footing, says the Organization for…
Sheridan and ABB Canada announce partnership to enrich robotics education
Brampton, ON – Sheridan College and ABB Canada have announced a partnership that has led to the creation of a new Robotics Centre in the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), located at Sheridan’s Davis Campus…