SMRP Ontario Chapter spring meeting and seminar
The Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals – SMRP Ontario Chapter will be holding a spring meeting and seminar featuring reliability engineering experts.
Partners in Prevention 2015 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show
Check out new resources, find solutions, get questions answered, and map out next steps – all with the help of hundreds of industry-leading experts assembled by WSPS at Partners in Prevention 2015 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show on April 28-29. Centrally located in Mississauga, ON, this conference is Canada’s largest health and safety event.
Program for industrial distribution reaches young people through facility tours
Chicago, IL – It stands to reason that to…
Spending on research and development to decline to $15.5 billion in 2015
Ottawa – Businesses in Canada anticipate spending $15.5 billion…
Fluid sealing group turns focus on environmental compliance
Houston, TX – At the recent Spring Technical Meetings…
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing prices decrease
Ottawa – Statistics Canada’s Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment…
New President and Governing Council for Ontario Engineering Regulator
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed Thomas Chong, M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP, FEC, as its 96th president during its annual general meeting (AGM) at The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto on April 25.
TSP Canada Towers Inc. fined $80,000 after worker injured
The Ontario Ministry of Labour reports that TSP Canada Towers Inc., a manufacturer of wind towers in Thorold, Ont., has pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was crushed by components being moved along a line.
Manufacturing Sector: Government eliminates remaining tariffs on machinery, equipment
The Government of Canada has eliminated all remaining tariffs on machinery, equipment and inputs such as screws, electric motors and pipe fittings for industrial manufacturing. This measure will benefit Canadian businesses by lowering the cost of imports used to produce manufactured goods, making Canada a more attractive place to do business. When the tariff elimination measure was first announced in Budget 2010, the Government estimated that it could create 12,000 jobs across Canada.
Funding for Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre at Seneca
Seneca, with the support of the Government of Ontario and Siemens Canada, is creating the first Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre (MSDC) in the province.
Ideal digital insulation meter will safeguard employees and equipment
April 27, 2015 – Oil, dirt, excessive heat or cold, vibration and moisture will damage electrical insulation, threatening heavy equipment operation and endangering employee safety. Combat this serious problem with the Ideal 61-797 Digital Insulation Meter, a rugged, industrial-grade tester designed for commissioning, routine troubleshooting and preventive maintenance to identify whether insulation is performing at an effective, safe level.
CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 VCP remote racking solution for VCP-style circuit breakers
April 27, 2015 – CBS ArcSafe introduces the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 VCP remote racking solution for VCP-style circuit breakers manufactured by Westinghouse. The RRS-3 VCP is compatible with all VCP-style circuit breakers with current ratings of 1200A-3000A and voltage ratings of 5kV-15kV (includes 50VCP, 75VCP, and 150VCP). This racking solution allows technicians to remotely rack IN or OUT the VCP-style medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker from a safe distance while remaining stationed outside of the arc-flash boundary.
Chicago Pneumatic introduces air flex range
April 27, 2015 – Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new range of air line accessories for its handheld pneumatic tools. The new Air Flex swivel connectors, which connect the air hose to the base of the tool, make rigid hoses more flexible and multi-directional. The use of the Air Flex swivel connector helps to improve MRO professionals’ work ergonomics, while providing users with a 360° rotational capacity to increase productivity and ease of use in difficult to reach places.
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show hits Toronto area in late September
Toronto – With a growing number of manufacturers increasing…
Companies fined $90,000 after workers collapse at oil refinery
Sarnia, ON – Shell Canada Limited/Shell Canada Limitée and…
St. Marys Cement fined $75,000 after worker trapped in hopper and injured
Newmarket, ON – St. Marys Cement, a manufacturer of…
Bosch Rexroth names incoming CEO for US and the Americas
Lohr, Germany – Paul Cooke will become regional president Americas and…
2015 federal budget targets machinery, jobs and growth
Toronto – Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver presented his…
Average of 5.5 people unemployed for every job vacancy in January
Ottawa – Canadian businesses reported 225,000 job vacancies in…
Workers in areas of high unemployment retire earlier
Ottawa – Workers in economic regions that had a…