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Manufacturing

News
September 17, 2008  

Manufacturing in Canada grows for four months straight

Ottawa, ON — Current-dollar manufacturing sales continued their broadly-based advance in July 2008, rising 2.7% to…

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August 29, 2008  

Climate effect of industrial soot can include warming OR cooling

Baltimore, MD — Tons of soot are released into the air annually as industrial fuels are burned and forest fires ra…

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August 27, 2008  

Industrial conference paper examines if ‘lean’ can be ‘green’

Minneapolis, MN — Manufacturers’ efforts to cut costs and reduce waste through so-called ‘lean’ manufacturing tech…

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July 18, 2008  

Manufacturing sales see largest increase in past 14 months

Ottawa, ON — According to the latest Monthly Survey of Manufacturing from Statistics Canada, in 2002 prices, manuf…

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June 27, 2008  

Advanced technology becoming common in manufacturing plants

Ottawa, ON — Advanced technologies are used extensively in Canadian manufacturing plants, according to preliminary…

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June 3, 2008  

Workers injured in 2 of 3 Stelco incidents

Hamilton, ON — Steel producer Stelco Inc. recently received $400,000 in fines for three separate incidents, two of…

News
May 9, 2008  

How mechatronics helps machine builders

OEMs know that the old saying, “time is money,” has never been truer than it is in today’s competitive business lan…

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April 11, 2008  

New survey shows how industry uses water in Canada

Ottawa, ON Statistics Canada’s new Industrial Water Survey, released in March 2008, gathered information on the i…

News
April 4, 2008  

Pressure equipment manufacturers form new association (April 04, 2008)

Caledon, ON – The creation of a new association, the Pressure Equipment Manufacturers of Canada (PEMoC), was annou…

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March 27, 2008  

Industries operated at just 83% of their capacity in 2007

Ottawa, ON — Canadian industries reduced their use of production capacity in the fourth quarter, with the utilizat…

News
March 24, 2008  

Manufacturing struggles for a modest increase in January

Ottawa, ON — After closing out 2007 on a dismal note, manufacturers started 2008 with a modest but positive lift, …

Feature
February 1, 2008  

System focuses on bearing damage

Engine factories at leading automotive facilities in Europe, such as BMW (Steyr, Austria), Volvo Cars Engine Skvde (Sweden) and Opel (GM’s powertrain plant in Vienna, Austria), have invested heavily …

Feature
February 1, 2008  

RAISING EXCITEMENT ABOUT PROJECTS

One of these days you’ll be preparing to introduce an ambitious new goal or project, a new work routine, or a change in operations. And you’ll want to get your people excited and energized about the c…

News
January 17, 2008  

Industry experts, celebrities highlight Metal Matters 2008

Rockford, Il — Six prominent keynote speakers, including industry experts and broadcast celebrities, will highligh…

News
January 7, 2008  

Raw material prices surging, says StatsCan

Ottawa, ON — In November 2007, prices for manufactured products and raw materials were pushed up by surging petrol…

Feature
December 1, 2007  

Executing Effective Projects

Many readers may not be aware of the business impact of project management and project-related issues, so we’ll deal with them here.

Feature
December 1, 2007  

Shaking Out the Bad Pennies

“Now stop writing and I’ll tell you something,” announces Michel Beaudin, director of maintenance at the McAuslan Brewery in Montreal.

Feature
December 1, 2007  

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Traditionally, maintenance departments do not sing their own praises, but maybe that should change. In many companies maintenance departments are still considered as an overhead, a cost of doing busin…

News
November 16, 2007  

Sales drop in 15 of 21 manufacturing industries in September

Ottawa, ON — Manufacturing sales declined 0.9% in September 2007, continuing a weakening trend observed over the p…

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November 15, 2007  

Manufacturing proves resilient to shocks of Canadian economy

Ottawa, ON — Output and employment continued to expand steadily through October 2007, unfazed by the late-summer t…