Raw material prices surging, says StatsCan
Ottawa, ON — In November 2007, prices for manufactured products and raw materials were pushed up by surging petrol…
Shaking Out the Bad Pennies
“Now stop writing and I’ll tell you something,” announces Michel Beaudin, director of maintenance at the McAuslan Brewery in Montreal.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Traditionally, maintenance departments do not sing their own praises, but maybe that should change. In many companies maintenance departments are still considered as an overhead, a cost of doing busin…
Executing Effective Projects
Many readers may not be aware of the business impact of project management and project-related issues, so we’ll deal with them here.
Sales drop in 15 of 21 manufacturing industries in September
Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales declined 0.9% in September 2007, continuing a weakening trend observed over the p…
Manufacturing proves resilient to shocks of Canadian economy
Ottawa, ON — Output and employment continued to expand steadily through October 2007, unfazed by the late-summer t…
Partners in Invention
Processing seaweed to obtain extracts for agricultural uses is far from an everyday manufacturing task. Since no off-the-shelf equipment exists that has been designed specifically for this purpose, ma…
Sculpture Wins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Welding
Chicago, IL — The Millennium Park monumental Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago is the 2007 recipient of the American Welding Society’s (AWS) Outstanding Achievement in Welding Award.
Why Stainless Steel Rusts
Most of us think of stainless steel, like that used in a wide variety products, including hand tools, as — literally — stainless or non-rusting. Yet sometimes, rust will form on these products and t…