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Everything old is new again after election returns virtually identical ParliamentSeptember 21, 2021Equipment explodes in South Florida casino; 26 injuredSeptember 14, 2021Food & Beverage eNews September 8, 2021September 8, 2021Kontrol Technologies to provide real-time air quality and viral monitoring for VfL WolfsburgSeptember 7, 2021Food & Beverage eNews September 1, 2021September 1, 2021Texas utility settles over sky high energy bills from freezeAugust 31, 20215 dead, 2 missing in fire on Mexican Gulf oil platformAugust 24, 2021Two Days Left to Register for day Maintenance and Reliability in a Changed World | Virtual Summit 2021August 17, 2021Twinning of Garden City Skyway will cast shadow over NOTLAugust 10, 2021Nexii has acquired Omicron as a wholly owned subsidiaryAugust 3, 2021Fluke Process Instruments and Boston Dynamics to expand industrial acoustic imaging capabilitiesJuly 27, 2021Kaiser Raman analyzers now sold by Endress+Hauser CanadaJuly 20, 2021Ontario moving to step three of reopening on July 16July 13, 2021Teledyne Technologies acquires Flir SystemsJuly 6, 2021Ontario moving to step two of roadmap to reopen on June 30June 29, 2021Vancouver innovator advances robot for high rises window cleaningJune 22, 2021Baselode starts groundwork exploration on the Catharsis uranium projectJune 15, 2021Step one to reopen Ontario to take place on June 11June 8, 2021Hydra Energy to deliver hydrogen-powered trucksJune 1, 2021Investment announced to advance Hamilton LRTMay 25, 2021CanREA announces new VPMay 18, 2021Deloitte Canada announced winners of 2021 Canada’s Best Managed CompaniesMay 11, 2021Bev Goodman becomes first Canadian woman to lead Ford of CanadaMay 4, 2021MAC welcomes 2021 budget for BEV supply chainApril 27, 2021Switch Energy to install EV chargers in Ontario and QuebecApril 20, 2021SKF bearings help in Mars Rover’s operationsApril 13, 2021ABB launches gas leak detection and greenhouse gas measuring systemApril 6, 2021Canada and Ontario invest in recreational and stormwater infrastructure in WoolwichMarch 30, 2021SKF tests autonomous transport of goodsMarch 23, 2021Coventry University and Severn Trent partner to convert sewage waste into hydrogenMarch 16, 2021Canadian entrepreneur creates online tool to track COVID-19March 9, 2021Continental unifies its portfolioMarch 2, 2021SKF announces new VPsFebruary 23, 2021ABB Launches New CBM Service for Robot AssessmentsFebruary 16, 2021Driller killed, two other miners hurt in accident at southern Interior B.C. mineFebruary 9, 2021CanREA Hosts Operations SummitFebruary 2, 2021GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless carsJanuary 26, 2021SKF Names New President and CEOJanuary 19, 2021General Motors New Brand IdentityJanuary 12, 2021Two workers killed in collision at Suncor oilsands mine near Fort McMurrayJanuary 5, 2021MRO's Best of 2020December 22, 2020Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales edged up 0.3 per cent in OctoberDecember 15, 2020Eight in 10 Canadian manufacturers face skills shortage: reportDecember 8, 2020EMC Names Director, Manufacturing InitiativesDecember 1, 2020Canada, Britain ink new trade deal, beating Brexit, incorporating expiring EU pactNovember 24, 2020CpK R&D Invents Anti-Viral Plastics to Eliminate COVID-19November 17, 2020Production Coming Back to GM’s Oshawa PlantNovember 10, 2020PEMAC Collaborates on Global Certification SchemeNovember 3, 2020Second Annual German Technology Day Goes OnlineOctober 27, 2020FCA workers approve Unifor deal to retool Windsor plant for making electric vehiclesOctober 20, 2020Ford Canada Invests in Oakville PlantOctober 13, 2020September growth for US manufacturing, fifth straight monthOctober 6, 2020Union workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with FordSeptember 29, 2020Printing company fined after worker injured while cleaning pressSeptember 22, 2020Canada hopes to avert new U.S. tariff war, but stands ready to fire: ChampagneSeptember 15, 2020Honda and GM to Form Strategic North American AllianceSeptember 8, 2020General Motors Invests in St. Catharines PlantSeptember 1, 2020Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales up 8.7 per cent in JulyAugust 25, 2020Ford Experiments with Dog-Like RobotsAugust 19, 2020Ford Experiments with Dog-Like RobotsAugust 18, 2020MRO Virtual Summit A SuccessAugust 11, 2020MRO Virtual Summit – Two Days to GoAugust 4, 2020MRO Virtual Summit – One Week to GoJuly 28, 2020Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 10.7 per cent in MayJuly 21, 2020Fire ravages ship for 2nd day; sends acrid haze over cityJuly 14, 20202021 Ford F-150 Takes Things a Step FurtherJuly 7, 2020Tough talk, tariff threats resurface as USMCA readies for Wednesday debutJune 30, 2020Bad chocks, brake training blamed for crash to prime minister's planeJune 23, 2020Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales posted record plunge in AprilJune 16, 2020Managing Maintenance and ReliabilityJune 9, 2020Automotive Manufacturing and COVID-19June 2, 2020Canadians Top 9 in Global Ventilator Design CompetitionMay 26, 2020Manufacturing sales fell 9.2% in March as factories closed due to the pandemicMay 19, 2020Cargill employee’s father dies; moment of silence at plant for worker who diedMay 12, 2020Ford burns up billions of dollars in 1Q, posts $2B net lossMay 5, 2020GM Canada Plans to Make Face Masks in OshawaApril 28, 2020Engaging Your Employees in a Safety CultureApril 21, 2020Manitoba offering millions to local manufacturers to make reusuable masksApril 14, 2020Bruce Power commits 600,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to OntarioApril 7, 2020Halifax bus drivers’ union calls for service pause after mechanic gets COVID 19March 31, 2020MRO’s Complete COVID-19 CoverageMarch 24, 2020FAA is probing how a 12-inch crack occurred in Southwest jetMarch 17, 2020Utility pleads guilty to causing gas blasts that killed 1March 10, 2020Smoke detector forces Vancouver bound Air Canada Jazz flight back to San FranciscoMarch 3, 2020Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliationFebruary 25, 2020Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliationFebruary 18, 2020‘Oil is going to move:’ Calls for pipelines after fiery train derailmentFebruary 11, 2020Trump signs off on USMCA, shifting focus, pressure back to House of CommonsFebruary 4, 2020Anger, drama fuel meeting on mounting issues with Ottawa light rail systemJanuary 28, 2020Statistics Canada says decline in manufacturing has hurt employment for menJanuary 21, 2020Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAAJanuary 14, 2020‘Doomsday’ scenario of mass layoffs due to AI unlikely, federal documents sayJanuary 7, 2020Boeing to halt production of 737 Max airliner in JanuaryDecember 17, 2019Bombardier to Build Global Manufacturing Centre in MississaugaDecember 10, 2019Former TTC worker launches case over air quality in Toronto’s subway systemDecember 3, 2019Above ground power lines grow in risk as climate changesNovember 26, 2019Sheridan College Unveils New Industrial ProgramNovember 19, 2019Small aircraft operators making ‘gradual drift’ toward unsafe flying, says TSBNovember 12, 2019The Future of MaintenanceNovember 5, 2019Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenanceOctober 29, 2019EMC Looks to the Future of ManufacturingOctober 22, 2019Cracks were found in a key structural part on 38 Boeing jetsOctober 16, 2019Canadian air carriers inspect Boeing aircraft for cracks after FAA directiveOctober 8, 2019Investigator says FAA training inspectors weren’t qualifiedOctober 1, 2019Thousands laid off in Ontario as General Motors strike drags on in U.S.September 24, 2019Pipeline leaks 500,000 litres of produced salt water in northwestern AlbertaSeptember 17, 2019Study says resource rich Quebec should charge into lithium ion sectorSeptember 10, 2019Confusion trips up labour reform roll out, with some stakeholders in the darkSeptember 3, 2019China: Trudeau standing firm | $4.3M Supercluster project | Pence steps up USMCA pressure | CME needs your help!August 27, 2019Worker sent to hospital after being injured by equipment at Pearson AirportAugust 20, 2019Transportation Safety Board team in Yukon after fatal plane crashAugust 13, 2019Bombardier to pour millions into train engineering to overcome bottleneckAugust 6, 2019PRUFTECHNIK Acquired by Fluke CorporationJuly 30, 2019Critics and industry clash over accuracy of Alberta well cleanup cost estimatesJuly 23, 2019SKF Outlines Future at Tech DayJuly 16, 2019Cape Breton coal mining suspended after new roof collapse; no injuries reportedJuly 9, 2019Pipeline spill spoils geothermal project announcement for oil companyJuly 2, 2019Fire triggers pollution concerns at US Steel coke plantJune 25, 2019April ice storm cost Hydro Quebec $14 million due to damage, overtimeJune 18, 2019Crane collapses during storm in Dallas, killing 1 womanJune 11, 2019System for picking N.S. bridge repairs and replacements too loose: auditorJune 4, 2019Cape Breton coal mine to reopen rock face where small methane fire broke outMay 28, 2019Workers out after sheltering from fire in Saskatchewan potash mineMay 21, 2019Construction accident in Alberta’s energy sector kills two workersMay 14, 2019SNC Lavalin shares hit 10 year low after CEO reveals plan to exit 15 countriesMay 7, 2019Toyota Reaffirms Commitment to Canadian Auto SectorApril 30, 2019Precautionary evacuation for Red Deer, Alta., residents due to industrial fireApril 23, 2019While Montreal sleeps, every minute counts for subway maintenance workersApril 16, 2019All workers ‘accounted for’ after tower collapse in Sarnia: Imperial OilApril 9, 2019Politicians voice support for Windsor auto workers as 1,500 job to be cutApril 2, 2019Hudbay’s Rosemont mine pushes ahead despite concerns on water impactsMarch 26, 2019Drive to ratify new North American trade deal gets lift from U.S. TV exposureMarch 19, 2019Line 3 pipeline delays make oilsands expansion unlikely, MEG Energy saysMarch 12, 2019Mexico pushing labour reform, won’t ratify new NAFTA with U.S. tariffs in placeMarch 5, 2019Magna says tariffs still a problem, but USMCA could eventually give it a leg upFebruary 26, 2019Oilpatch AI keeps a wary eye on remote wells after human officials go homeFebruary 19, 2019Hackers targeting Canadian banks, mining companies, expert tells MPsFebruary 12, 2019Cape Breton coal mine cited for breaking reporting rules in ‘massive’ cave inFebruary 5, 2019Benefits of Bearing RemanufacturingJanuary 29, 2019Yukon says Dawson wastewater plant expensive, needs replacing after seven yearsJanuary 22, 2019Retooled TMMC Plant Continues To Build RAV4January 15, 2019Mission Critical – Emergency Power UpgradesJanuary 8, 2019Biodegradable Lubricants - Selection, Application, and MaintenanceDecember 18, 2018Operational Excellence Takes Centre StageDecember 11, 2018StatCan says Pace of Canadian Economic Growth Slowed in Q3December 4, 2018GM to Close Oshawa PlantNovember 27, 2018CTMA Breakfast Seminar Discusses USMCA, TariffsNovember 20, 2018Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q400 and flight training programsNovember 13, 2018Heavy Equipment Bearing LubricationNovember 6, 2018Troubleshooting Failure ModesOctober 30, 2018PEMAC Hosts MainTrain Conference in OttawaOctober 23, 2018Care, Custody and ControlOctober 16, 2018Environmental Footprint of MaintenanceOctober 9, 2018New United States Mexico Canada AgreementOctober 2, 2018ExxonMobil hosted panel featuring Tony Stewart at IMTSSeptember 18, 2018RIDGID Names Marketing Director of Underground TechnologiesSeptember 11, 2018Festo VTUG and CPX-E now available as a packageSeptember 4, 2018HARTING’s IIoT Starter KitAugust 21, 2018Products, Tariffs, Events, and moreAugust 14, 2018Uniboard Invests in Val-d’Or facilityAugust 7, 2018HARTING Canada Hosts Annual Media DayJuly 31, 2018Trade War, Lockout, Best Workplace, and Sustainable PackagingJuly 24, 2018Bank of Canada raises rate, predicts economic resilience despite trade risksJuly 17, 2018Predictive maintenance for legacy equipmentJuly 10, 2018Allow maintenance to break schedulesJuly 3, 2018Experts weigh in on ramifications of trade disputeJune 26, 2018Experts weigh in on ramifications of trade disputeJune 19, 2018Trump's post G7 tweets lambast summit alliesJune 12, 2018Testing our mettle – aluminum and steel tariff retaliationJune 5, 2018The first digitally integrated power transformerMay 29, 2018Six trends in building IIoT infrastructure | Three causes of gearbox failureMay 22, 2018The most significant innovation in a centuryMay 15, 2018Les câbles Lapp gardent vos opérations en mouvementMay 9, 2018Putin sworn in again | New contracts, new deals, awards and moreMay 8, 2018Heavy equipment manufacturing sees uptick in Q1May 1, 2018Outlook for B2B lubricant markets is ‘cautiously optimistic’April 24, 2018Unifor fights to save five Canadian mills from TrumpApril 17, 2018How do you know whether to replace or repair a bearing?April 10, 2018Strong Canadian manufacturing growth maintained in MarchApril 3, 2018U.S. trade battle with China can favour Canadian salesMarch 27, 2018Tools for your electrical preventative maintenance programMarch 20, 2018Trump cards and tariffs – what’s the deal?March 13, 2018Tariffs on steel and aluminum unacceptable, PMMarch 6, 2018GM extending a cutback in car production at Oshawa plantFebruary 27, 2018NGTL natural gas expansion is on | Innovation Superclusters InitiativeFebruary 20, 2018Biggest job drop since 2009 | Oil and gas price shocksFebruary 13, 2018Truck driver shortages and driverless trucksFebruary 6, 2018Updates to electrical equipment maintenance codeJanuary 30, 2018Bombardier plans to sell Downsview facilityJanuary 23, 2018Skills Ontario names new CEO, investments in operationsJanuary 16, 2018Upcoming Blitz – Machine Guarding & Electrical HazardsJanuary 9, 2018Make up for what you missed – best features of 2017January 2, 2018Should untrained, uncertified workers do the work?December 19, 2017Production outage, safety infractions, acquisitions, eventsDecember 12, 2017Oshawa GM plant cuts worker shifts, adds truck lineDecember 5, 2017Don’t apologize, don’t explain – one company’s tack to pollutionNovember 28, 2017OBIT: Bill Roebuck, former editor of Machinery and Equipment MRONovember 21, 2017A game plan for your electrical power outageNovember 14, 2017New hires, joint ventures and acquisitionsNovember 7, 2017Ontario showing decline in manufacturing, ReportOctober 31, 2017Losing ground in energy sector competitivenessOctober 24, 2017Global oil markets shift strategy | Worker suffers electrical shock, company finedOctober 17, 2017Manufacturing growth picks up | Better planning and scheduling, Doc PalmerOctober 10, 2017Canada’s maintenance conference done and dusted |October 3, 2017255 GM Canada workers to be laid | Ministry of Labour Blitz – FallsSeptember 26, 2017Could Canada stop dealing with Boeing? | General Motors workers on strikeSeptember 19, 2017Kruger invests in Québec paper mills | Energy East pauseSeptember 12, 2017Reviewing Alberta’s occupational health and safety systemSeptember 5, 2017Toromont buys Quebec-based Hewitt heavy equipment businessAugust 29, 2017Canadian inflation perks up | How much value do you get from your CMMS?August 22, 2017Acklands-Grainger Canada segment restructuringAugust 15, 2017Tillsonburg blade manufacturing plant to closeAugust 1, 2017Gas and electrical equipment safety in wildfiresJuly 25, 2017Digital productivity initiatives for industrial customers on the riseJuly 18, 2017Put SCADA systems to work | Plant upgrades, acquisitions, partnershipsJuly 11, 2017Upcoming workplace safety and health inspections | Replica pinpoints dam repairsJuly 4, 2017Risk responses for maintenance managers | Electricity prices droppingJune 27, 2017Gearbox remanufacturing services | Parker Hannifin opens additive manufacturing facilityJune 20, 2017Plants expand, budgets tighten, labour markets growJune 13, 2017Instrumentation facility opens in Edmonton | EPTDA stresses counterfeiting preventionJune 6, 2017STLE to give a Canadian president the reinsMay 30, 2017ABB high-tech centre opens in Montreal | Manufacturing PMI peaks in AprilMay 23, 2017Power transmission and motion control sales forecast | New workplace safety toolMay 16, 2017Mental Health Week | Handheld vibrating tools safetyMay 9, 2017Manufacturing output grows | Update the emergency response planMay 2, 2017What’s Up Doug? Where did that bearing come from?April 18, 2017Acquisitions | Industry Tips | Upcoming EventsApril 11, 2017A new way to implement RCMApril 4, 2017Suncor starts turnaround to minimize outage impact | Keystone XL pipelineMarch 28, 2017Machines replacing workers, budget concernsMarch 21, 2017Equipment manufacturers’ contributions to economyMarch 14, 2017EPTDA announces host city | Market updatesMarch 7, 2017Road Safety at Work | Market updatesFebruary 28, 2017Why Timken sales is expected to be flat in 2017 | A better grip on hand toolsFebruary 14, 2017One-stop bearing resource | SKF destroys 15 tons of fake bearingsFebruary 7, 2017National Energy Board restarts pipeline hearings | A guide to cleaning and degreasingJanuary 31, 2017MainTrain call for abstracts | Canadian manufacturing sales upJanuary 24, 2017PTDA changes membership criteria | Debunking machine safeguarding mythsJanuary 17, 2017New rules for renewing engineering practice licence in OntarioJanuary 10, 2017Key success factors for manufacturers in 2017January 3, 2017Four condition monitoring myths | Anti-counterfeiting solutions growingDecember 20, 2016Government and automakers in talks | Global motion control shipments trend upDecember 13, 2016Motion and control manufacturer acquires filtration company to cash in on aftermarket salesDecember 6, 2016Saskatchewan cuts deal on coal-fired power plants | GHS label complianceNovember 29, 2016PTDA Sales History & Outlook Report predicts slower salesNovember 22, 2016Industrial equipment gets software boost | Webinar series wraps upNovember 15, 2016Natural gas industry wrings revenue from maintenanceNovember 8, 2016Where will Canada’s manufacturing growth opportunities come from?November 1, 2016Who laid off the asset management data quality people?October 25, 2016A peak at the largest spherical roller bearing | Register for final oil & lube webinarOctober 18, 2016Another poor year for Canada’s oil producers | Lubricants and energy efficiencyOctober 11, 2016A stellar line-up for MRO lube safety webinarOctober 4, 2016Maintenance award winner announced | MRO Lube Safety WebinarSeptember 27, 2016Manufacturing sales edge up | MRO WebinarSeptember 20, 2016MRO Safety Webinar – Minimize lubrication riskSeptember 13, 2016MRO Webinar – High Performance LubricantsSeptember 6, 2016MRO Webinar: Pick the best lubricant for the jobAugust 30, 2016PrintAction This Week:  Pollard wins $11M scratch-game contract, Bohan named to new Heidelberg post, and Formost mediaOne adds HP Web PressAugust 23, 2016Sales of drilling rights go from boom to bust | MRO Inventory 101August 16, 2016What’s Up Doug? Rolling Element Bearings and Fluid PowerAugust 9, 2016A foot in the door of the F-35 programAugust 2, 2016Bombardier scores heavy maintenance contractsJuly 26, 2016Acquisition in hydraulic motors market | Maintaining tube trainsJuly 19, 2016Timken acquires Lovejoy | Motor management programsJuly 12, 2016New Red Seal Occupational Standard | What’s Up Doug?July 5, 2016OPG awards contracts to overhaul steam turbine generatorsJune 28, 2016Schneider Electric appoints new CEOJune 21, 2016New jobs at GM | Global Petroleum Show sees smaller crowdJune 14, 2016New president for Engineers Canada | OPEC states fail to reach deal on productionJune 7, 2016Power transmission industry pulse | Recognizing engineersMay 31, 2016New Canadian turboprop test cell | Moves, acquisitions, new standardsMay 17, 2016Fort McMurray relief | How the CMMS impacts maintenanceMay 10, 2016ABB equipment to boost Montreal train fleet reliability | U.S. manufacturing growsMay 3, 2016FedDev Ontario supports Flying Colours Corp. hangar expansionApril 26, 2016National Energy Board’s ‘long view’ on energy | SMRP webinarsApril 19, 2016Manufacturing returns to growth | Gearing up for Hannover Messe 2016April 12, 2016Britain announces moves to bolster faltering steel industry | Hydro Ottawa finedApril 5, 2016