MRO Magazine


  • News Industry

    Above ground power lines grow in risk as climate changes

    November 25, 2019 by Ellen Knickmeyer And Jocelyn Gecker

    (AP) WASHINGTON – Trees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. The wires snap in blizzards and hurricanes, causing dayslong outages. Everywhere, power poles topple in all kinds

  • News Industry

    Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 1.0 per cent in September

    November 25, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale trade rose 1.0 per cent to $65.1 billion in September, boosted by gains in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector. The move higher reversed a drop of 1.2 per cent in August. Economists on

  • News Industry

    SkyTrain union, company return to bargaining table while bus drivers set to strike

    November 25, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – The union representing 900 SkyTrain workers and their employer are returning to the bargaining table, as another Metro Vancouver transit union remains poised to strike next week. TransLink’s BC Rapid Transit Company and CUPE 7000 both say in

  • News Industry

    How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

    November 25, 2019 by Tom Krisher

    (AP) DETROIT – Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labour cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a

  • News Industry

    CN strike triggers layoffs in Halifax as rail activity hits the brakes

    November 25, 2019 by Christopher Reynolds

    MONTREAL – The ongoing CN strike has cost scores of Halifax rail workers their jobs – at least for now – as the labour stoppage continues to impact shipping across the country, the union representing the employees said Saturday. More

  • News Industry

    Kirkland Lake Gold to acquire Detour Gold in stock deal worth $4.9 billion

    November 25, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire Detour Gold Corp. in a deal that values the company at about $4.9 billion. Under the agreement, Detour Gold shareholders will receive 0.4343 of a Kirkland Lake share

  • Feature Industry

    MRO’s 2020 Truck Preview

    November 22, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    After an influx of new products hit the truck market in 2019, this model year is more of a transition year for many brands. Once exclusive to heavy duty pick-up trucks and a selection of full-size vans, trucks brands are

  • Feature Industry

    Two trends the PT/MC industry can’t ignore

    November 20, 2019 by Rehana Begg

    By: Rehana Begg Digital purchasing power and talent acquisition dominate conversations at PTDA 2019 Industry Summit There’s plenty of enthusiasm for B2B e-commerce among manufacturers and distributors. That’s the first – and biggest – takeaway from this year’s power transmission/motion

  • Operational Excellence Week Canada Impresses

    November 20, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Operational Excellence Week Canada conference and workshops recently took place in Toronto at the Old Mill Inn. It brought together industry professionals to discuss a wide range of topics in the operational excellence realm. The event began with pre-conference workshops,

  • Traditional and Condition Based Greasing

    November 19, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    Most bearings are lubricated with grease and most users practise either a preventative maintenance (PM) strategy for bearing relubrication or their bearings are “lubricated for life” (LFL). Both methods use a basic premise in which the L1 grease life is

  • News Industry

    B.C. introduces gas price transparency law forcing companies to reveal data

    November 19, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    VICTORIA – It’s time to reveal to drivers in British Columbia how the price of gasoline is set, says provincial cabinet minister Bruce Ralston. If passed, legislation introduced Monday would legally force oil and gas companies to make known how

  • Tesla to build factory in Germany after subsidies announced

    November 19, 2019 by Geir Moulson

    (AP) BERLIN – Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards

  • GM strike pushes industrial production down 0.8% last month

    November 19, 2019 by Paul Wiseman

    (AP) WASHINGTON – A strike at General Motors pushed U.S. manufacturing production lower in October, adding to the troubles confronting American industry. Manufacturing output tumbled 0.6% last month, the Federal Reserve said Friday, largely because production of cars and auto

  • Great Panther reports second mining fatality in less than two weeks

    November 19, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    Vancouver-based Great Panther Mining Ltd. says an employee was killed late Sunday at the processing plant of its Coricancha Mine complex in Peru. The news comes less than two weeks after Great Panther reported a contractor’s 41-year-old employee was killed

  • Family of Labrador crash victim sues Quebec airline over alleged negligence

    November 19, 2019 by Holly McKenzie-Sutter

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The family of a fishing guide who died in a Labrador floatplane crash this summer is suing the Quebec airline for damages, alleging negligence and breach of contractual duties. Seven men, including the pilot, were on

  • STLE Hamilton Holds Education Day

    November 18, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Hamilton Section recently held its Education Workshop at ArcelorMittal’s Regional Learning and Development Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The day-long event featured a cross section of topics of importance to Tribologists and lubrication

  • News Industry

    Rockhopper Industrial Announces Complete Line of PVF and Oilfield Products

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Rockhopper Industrial is implementing a direct-to-market supply chain model, and has eliminated the costs traditionally associated with engineering, producing, testing, transporting, and delivering PVF and other oilfield equipment. “Traditional PVF suppliers are operating unnecessarily expensive processes to produce their parts,”

  • News Industry

    EMC Wins Award

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) was awarded the Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award for outstanding achievement in promoting and supporting workplace literacy and essential skills training in the Canadian workplace. The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and

  • News Industry

    Sheridan College Unveils New Industrial Program

    November 18, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Sheridan’s Continuing and Professional Studies division announced a partnership with power transmission representatives to offer a 16-week, Industrial Distribution Program (IDP) focused on the distribution of bearings, power transmission products and other industrial parts. The program comprises eight weeks in

  • News Industry

    EMC Appointments

    November 15, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), announced that Stephanie Yakimishyn is transitioning from Field Service Advisor to the Member Needs Help Program. Stephanie has contributed significantly to shaping the role of a successful FSA, holding the role for nearly 20 years.