MRO Magazine


May 15, 2009  

Manufacturing sales in March down 25% from 2008 peak

Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales decreased 2.7% to $41.4 billion in March 2009, reversing February’s gain. With th…

May 14, 2009  

All three of manufacturing’s leading indicators fell in March

Ottawa, ON — Statistics Canada reports that the composite leading index fell 1.3% in March 2009, following a 1.4% …

May 13, 2009  

13 of 21 major manufacturing groups contracted in February, reports Statistics Canada

Ottawa, ON — Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in February 2009, according to the latest survey from Sta…

May 12, 2009  

New study reviews Canada’s manufacturing sector last year

Ottawa, ON — Key indicators of the Canadian manufacturing sector’s health declined on nearly every front in 2008, …

April 27, 2009  

World demand for diesel engines to reach $153 billion in 2013

Cleveland, OH — World diesel engine demand is forecast to expand 3.5% per year through 2012 to $153 billion, accor…

March 17, 2009  

Manufacturing sales fall to lowest level in past decade

Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales decreased 5.4% to $41.7 billion in January 2009, falling to the lowest level in a…

March 17, 2009  

Industrial capacity utilization rate drops under 75%, lowest level in 22 years

Ottawa, ON — Canadian industries operated at 74.7% of their capacity in the fourth quarter of 2008, down from 78.1…

March 13, 2009  

Unemployment rate reaches 7.7% despite uptick in manufacturing

Ottawa, ON — According to the February 2009 Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada, employment fell for the fo…

March 2, 2009  

BSA names distributor and manufacturer panelists for convention program

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has announced a panel of bearing industry leaders in di…

February 25, 2009  

Lincoln Electric introduces Green Initiative Awareness Program

Cleveland, OH — Lincoln Electric has introduced a new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company’s …

February 19, 2009  

U.S. manufacturing show sells out

Houston, TX — In a turn away from the grim news of the economy, we’ve learned that the exhibit space is sold out f…

February 18, 2009  

December sales fall in 20 of 21 manufacturing industries

Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales declined 8.0% to $44.2 billion in December 2008, reflecting almost equal decrease…

February 2, 2009  

Bearing manufacturer maintains positive outlook for 2009

Steyr, Austria– Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH reported its 2008 sales hit 43.3 million euros, up 87% over …

January 21, 2009  

Manufacturing sales at lowest level in almost 10 years

Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales decreased for a fourth consecutive month in November 2008, says Statistics Canada…

January 20, 2009  

Metalforming companies expect uptick in business in next three months

Cleveland, OH — According to the January 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report,…

January 13, 2009  

SME elects 2009 board of directors

Toronto, ON — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has elected three new members to its board of directors…

December 20, 2008  

Leading indicators index retreats for third month

Ottawa, ON — According to Statistics Canada’s latest Leading Indicators report, the composite leading index fell b…

December 20, 2008  

Auto parts industry profits fall to lowest level since 1999

Ottawa, ON — An 18% drop in production will translate into a 38% decline in profits in Canada’s automotive p…

November 17, 2008  

Manufacturing sales flatten in September

Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales edged up 0.1% to $52.2 billion in September 2008 after a sizeable 3.7% decrease i…

November 5, 2008  

Service process helps cut cost and reduce waste by reusing instead of scrapping components

Canton, OH — The Timken Company is helping Oracle Packaging Co. reduce repair costs by providing a service that en…