MRO Magazine


  • News Industry

    Canada’s wholesale and manufacturing sales fell in November: Statistics Canada

    January 23, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The Canadian economy showed signs of weakness in November as both wholesale and manufacturing sales fell. Statistics Canada said Tuesday wholesale trade fell 1.0 per cent in November to $63.0 billion, more than offsetting the 0.7 per cent

  • Union president says Ford to fight for workers at GM plant slated for closure

    January 15, 2019 by Shawn Jeffords

    The head of the union representing workers at a General Motors plant slated for closure said Premier Doug Ford offered assurances Monday that he would pressure the automaker to change its plans for the facility in Oshawa, Ont. Unifor President

  • News Industry

    Magna expects sales to be hurt by sale of fluid pressure and controls business

    January 15, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    AURORA, Ont. – Magna International Inc. says it expects its sales this year will be weighed down by a stronger U.S. dollar and the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business. The Ontario-based auto parts maker, which keeps its

  • Product

    HPS Titan N

    January 14, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (HPS), now offers three phase encapsulated transformers for industrial and harsh environments named the HPS Titan N. HPS Titan N is completely encapsulated in epoxy and silica, providing protection from airborne contaminants and prevents the ingress

  • Product

    Schütte SCX Multi-Spindle Automatic Lathe

    January 14, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Schütte offers the SCX, its multi-spindle automatic lathe. Everything that is not directly related to the production of workpieces has been eliminated from the machining area. There are no drives, cables, slides, lubrication lines or cooling lines within the tooling

  • Retooled TMMC Plant Continues To Build RAV4

    January 14, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    In 2008, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) opened its West Plant in Woodstock, Ontario, to go along with its operations in Cambridge (North Plant and South Plant). Just as a little background, Toyota considers all its plants in Cambridge and

  • Auto sales fall eight per cent in December, 2.6 per cent for 2018

    January 4, 2019 by Ian Bickis

    TORONTO – An eight per cent drop in December auto sales solidified last year’s overall decline in light vehicle sales from the record hit a year earlier, said DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. Thursday. The auto consultant said 114,289 vehicles sold

  • Festo Opens Global Development Centre

    January 2, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Festo has opened a development centre for innovations in the global life sciences sector. The new Boston Technical Engineering Centre (TEC) will develop advanced products by partnering with medical and laboratory equipment manufacturers. TEC Boston is focusing on developing components

  • Survey of manufacturing executives shows lower economic optimism for 2019

    January 2, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – A new survey shows business optimism for the year ahead among Canadian manufacturing executives is lower than it was a year ago as trade issues weigh. The survey, by RK Insights, showed 30 per cent of the 501

  • Product

    Festo’s New EFSD

    December 31, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Festo’s new EFSD electric stopper provides stop-and-release functionality in the movement of product from station to station in assembly and transfer systems. Benefits include: lower installation cost, faster commissioning and operational energy savings.  EFSD cylinders are suitable for a wide

  • Product

    DC Power Supplies from AutomationDirect

    December 18, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    AutomationDirect has added PSH series high efficiency power supplies and PSX series rugged IP67 rated power supplies to the RHINO DC power supplies line-up. RHINO high efficiency PSH series 12, 24 and 48 VDC power supplies offer efficiencies up to

  • Product

    Timken Mounted Bearings

    December 17, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    The Timken Company is expanding its line of mounted bearings with spherical roller bearing solid-block housed units that allow for easier installation and removal for a many applications. “Timken spherical roller bearing solid-block housed units with double-nut adapters are designed for tough

  • GM working to retrain employees affected by Oshawa plant closure

    December 17, 2018 by David Paddon

    OSHAWA – General Motors of Canada Co. is working to set up jobs and training programs for employees who will be put out of work when it closes the Oshawa Assembly plant next year even as Unifor promises an extended

  • Ontario Export Awards Winners

    November 27, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    The 2018 Ontario Export Awards named its winners at a gala at the International Centre in Mississauga. Laipac Technology Inc., was named Exporter of the Year for its success expanding its business to more than 100 countries and for its

  • New tax incentives for investment could increase Canada’s emissions

    November 27, 2018 by Mia Rabson

    OTTAWA – Big greenhouse-gas emitters will be able to take advantage of new federal tax incentives Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised Wednesday even if that means more emissions, the government says. Measures in Morneau’s fall fiscal update will allow manufacturing

  • Maple Leaf Foods to build new London plant, shutter three others in Ontario

    November 27, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    LONDON, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will invest hundreds of millions into building a fresh-poultry facility in London, Ont., but close three smaller plants in the province. The protein company says it will invest an initial $605.5 million into

  • GM to close Oshawa plant, four U.S. plants in massive reorganization push

    November 27, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – General Motors will close its production plant in Oshawa, Ont., along with four facilities in the U.S. as part of a global reorganization that will see the company focus on electric and autonomous vehicle programs. The auto manufacturer

  • STLE Hosts Toronto Workshop

    November 20, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Toronto section recently held a workshop and panel discussion to speak about Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures. The workshop took place at Kinectrics Auditorium in Toronto, Ontario. The invited speakers at the

  • News Industry

    Brookfield and the Caisse buy automotive battery business from Johnson Controls

    November 20, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – Brookfield Business Partners LP and the Caisse dedepot et placement du Quebec, together with a group of institutional partners, have signed a deal to buy Johnson Controls’ power solutions business for US$13.2 billion. The business produces batteries for

  • News Industry

    High Liner Foods cuts salaried workforce by 14 per cent after disappointing Q3

    November 20, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    High Liner Foods Inc. shares fell more than 20 per cent as the company announced Thursday it cut 14 per cent of its salaried workforce following a “disappointing” third quarter. “It’s never easy to lose good people,” said CEO Rod