$400 million order awarded for Maritime Link power project in Canada
Zurich, Switzerland – ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order worth about C$400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission…
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. acquires Guardian Industries
July 30, 2014 – Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, today announced the acquisition of Guardian Industries, Inc.
Metal recovery and water recycling system
July 30, 2014 – An innovative system has been developed for heavy metal recovery and effluent polishing with zero sludge generation while meeting EPA limits. Recycling the metal free effluent from this unit back to the process reduces water purchases and sewer charges. Water recycling can cut your water bill in half!
New, updated AEM safety manuals outline directional drilling best practices
July 30, 2014 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated its Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect the latest industry best practices for drilling safely. Keyholing and cross boring are prominently featured in the safety procedures for underground utility damage prevention.
IPAF MCWP committee restructured for renewed safety focus
July 30, 2014 – The IPAF International Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Committee has been restructured to strengthen its promotion of the safe and effective use of MCWPs around the world.
Industrial Walk-In Ovens by Benko Products
July 30, 2014 — Benko Products, Inc., a leading innovator in the process heating industry, announces its Sahara Walk-In Ovens that offer a range of options and heating arrangements.
Bearing manufacturer participates in counterfeiting raid in US
Mt. Prospect, IL – NTN has announced the results of a joint raid that it participated in with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The raid was conducted on bearing storage location near Charleston, SC, on June 25, 2014, after…
EASA Ontario’s Fall Meeting and Golf Classic set for early September
Toronto – The Ontario Chapter of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) will hold its Fall Meeting and its Fall Golf Classic tournament on Sept. 5-6, 2014, at the Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountains, ON.The event begins at…
Experts say Ontario’s 75 utilities hinder rise of electric cars
Toronto – Ontario’s overabundance of utility firms may pose a major roadblock to the province’s plan to boost electric car ownership, some experts say.
Precision shaft collars hold and locate sensors and components
July 29, 2014 – Custom threaded-bore shaft collars that offer precise adjustability and positive locking for mounting and positioning devices on a shaft are being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Mass.
Lift-Dig-Haul Expo Launches in Edmonton
July 29, 2014 – Titan, a leading manufacturer and distributor of rigging and wear parts hosts the first Lift-Dig-Haul Expo on August 21 at its Edmonton Southside location. The exhibition brings global manufacturers together in one location to help end-users connect with technical experts, discuss product requirements and find new products and solutions for their operations. Event registration is free for all attendees.
Consumer confidence in Canada drops for third consecutive month in July
Ottawa – Although the Index of Consumer Confidence remains above where it was at this time last year, the recent trend in the national index has been negative. With a 1 point drop to 85.9 in July 2014, The Conference Board of Canada’s Index of…
Fabtech Canada visitors saw more than 150 new products
Toronto – The results from the recent Fabtech Canada trade show, which took place March 18-20, 2014, at the Toronto Congress Centre, have been revealed. The event was hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Fabricators…
Co-op diploma apprenticeship program to provide new technicians for industry
Oakville, ON – Sheridan College is offering a three-year Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program in Mechanical Technician-Tool Making to make it easier, cheaper and faster for individuals to pursue in-school and on-the-job training in a…
Motor awarded energy efficiency prize in Germany
Frankenthal, Germany – The German DENEFF corporate initiative has awarded KSB Aktiengesellschaft with a jury prize. The body of experts paid tribute to the Frankenthal-based pump manufacturer for developing the supreme synchronous…
Q&A: Skills Canada CEO Shaun Thorson at 2014 Skills Canada National Competition
July 25, 2014 – At the Skills Canada National Competition in Toronto (June 5-6, 2014), Shaun Thorson, CEO, Skills/Compétences Canada, said that the competition is a great opportunity for young people to learn about skilled trades and technology careers through hands-on activities.
Major national distributor acquires smaller 12-branch firm in Ontario
Toronto – Acklands-Grainger of Richmond Hill, ON, a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, plans to acquire WFS Enterprises Inc., a distributor of tools and supplies to industrial markets in southern Ontario and the US.
GTAA renews operations and maintenance contract with SNC-Lavalin
July 22, 2014 – SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has renewed the company’s operations and maintenance contract for the GTAA cogeneration and central utilities plant for another five years, with the possibility of one two-year extension. SNC-Lavalin has operated the power plant since it successfully completed the design and construction of the facility in 2005.
Des-Case launches long-lasting desiccant breather
July 25, 2014 — Des-Case Corporation, a leading manufacturer of contamination control products that improve process equipment reliability, has launched a new line of desiccant breathers called Extended Series — aptly named, as the breathers will help companies extend the life of their lubricants, the life of their equipment, the amount of time between maintenance intervals and, most importantly, maintenance budgets.
More sectors eligible for the Industrial Electricity Incentive program
July 24, 2014 – A wider range of Ontario sectors are now eligible to apply for incentives under Stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program, which the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) recently launched. Participation in IEI will help eligible companies reduce electricity costs, increase competitiveness, and assist in the improve load management and management of electricity demand.
Draft program documents are now available for review and comment on the Stream 3 page of the OPA website.