MRO Magazine


  • News Industry

    Cascades closing two tissue paper machines in Ontario, reports Q4 loss

    March 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    KINGSEY FALLS, Que. – Cascades Inc. is closing two tissue paper machines in Ontario. The company says the leases for the operations in Whitby and Scarborough expire on Aug. 27 and will not be renewed. The two sites employ a

  • News Industry

    US manufacturing grew at a slower pace in February

    March 4, 2019 by Josh Boak

    BALTIMORE – American manufacturers expanded at a slower rate in February, as the pace of new orders, production and employment each slipped. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index fell to

  • Most Important Asset for CMMS/EAM: PEOPLE

    February 25, 2019 by Erika Mazza

    The importance of people’s reliability on your asset data integrity. Even though we are entering the era of IIoT and smart machines, the reality is that most organizations are using Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) or an Enterprise Asset Management

  • News Industry

    Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales down 1.3 per cent in December

    February 18, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent to $56.4 billion in December as sales of petroleum and coal products fell. The agency says the drop for the final month of 2018 was the third consecutive month

  • News Industry

    Brose to cut 100 jobs at Ontario operations as auto market shifts

    February 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    LONDON, Ont. – Autoparts maker Brose Fahrzeugteile says it will cut 100 jobs at its London, Ont., operations by the end of the year. The German company says it is adjusting production capacity at the manufacturing facility to meet shifting

  • News Industry

    Nova Scotia battery company gets $2.4 million federal loan to help expansion

    February 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    SPRINGHILL, N.S. – A Nova Scotia battery company is getting a $2.4-million federal loan to help it with an expansion of its production facility. Surrette Battery Company Ltd., Canada’s only manufacturer of deep cycle lead-acid batteries, is embarking on a

  • News Industry

    General Motors moving ahead with salaried job cuts, says modest number in Canada

    February 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OSHAWA, Ont. – General Motors says it has largely complete salaried job cuts in Canada as part of a wider restructuring announced last November. The layoffs are part of GM’s effort to cut 8,000 positions from its salaried and contract

  • News Industry

    US factories grew at faster pace in January

    February 4, 2019 by Martin Crutsinger

    WASHINGTON – American factories grew at a slightly faster pace in January than in the previous month when there had been a big slowdown in manufacturing activity. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that

  • News Industry

    Eaton Expands North America Portfolio

    January 28, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Eaton Vehicle Group’s Aftermarket division has reached a distribution agreement with Bezares SA, becoming North American master distributor for its mobile power hydraulic portfolio. Eaton will also provide post-sale service and support through Roadranger field team. “Our customer relationships provide

  • 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