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News
July 15, 2008  

New Ontario waste diversion plan for computers and other electronics aims to divert 17,000 tonnes in first year

Toronto, ON – Onatrio’s environment ministry has approved a new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) P…

News
June 13, 2008  

Bearings a key component in supply of green energy for Beijing’s Olympic Games

Beijing, China — When the leading Chinese wind turbine company Goldwind was awarded the contract to supply 33 turb…

News
June 9, 2008  

Vale – formerly Inco – to brief Canadian mining suppliers in June on procurement needs

Toronto, ON — Following sold-out, buyer-seller events for Barrick Gold in 2005, and Phelps Dodge in 2006, the Cana…

News
April 23, 2008  

Wireless for process manufacturing to grow at 32% annually (April 23, 2008)

Dedham, MA — The market for wireless devices and equipment in process manufacturing will grow to over $1.1 billion…

News
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
March 17, 2008  

Canada’s oil extraction industry to enjoy another year of record profits

Ottawa, ON — Thanks to increasing oil sands production and record high oil prices, profits in Canada’s oil extract…

News
March 6, 2008  

Alcoa secures power contract for three smelters in Quebec

New York, NY — Alcoa has reached an agreement with the government of the province of Quebec on a new, renewable en…

News
January 25, 2008  

Sulphur dioxide gas sensors fail to sound alarm at Newfoundland mine

Millertown, NF — On Jan. 4, 2008, 18 workers at a Newfoundland copper and zinc mine were exposed to sulphur dioxid…

News
January 22, 2008  

Steel firm extends presence in the energy business

Canton, OH — The Timken Company has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Boring Specialties Inc. (BS…

News
January 18, 2008  

Siemens gets $200 million contract for electrical and pumping equipment

Mississauga, ON — Siemens has been awarded more than $200 million from TransCanada Corp. to supply the Keystone Pi…

News
December 5, 2007  

Siemens finalizes largest wind turbine order in Canada

Wolfe Island, ON — Siemens Canada Ltd. has been awarded its largest wind turbine project in Canada, one of the fas…

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 21, 2007  

Sustainable energy principles for Canada proposed in new report

Calgary, AB — A new report from the Canada West Foundation, Getting It Right: A Canadian Energy Strategy for a Ca…

Feature
November 1, 2007  

Saudi gold mine strikes pay dirt

With the largest mineral resources of any country in the Persian Gulf region, Saudi Arabia is a land rich in gold and other precious metals, as well as petroleum. But most of the gold deposits are loc…

Feature
November 1, 2007  

Training reduces reactive maintenance

Significant maintenance cost savings achieved at North America’s biggest copper mine are expected to be repeated at other sites using Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulator training technology developed in…

Feature
September 1, 2007  

Using Predictive Maintenance Effectively

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archiv…

Feature
September 1, 2007  

Survival of the Fittest

Organisms that can adapt to changing conditions survive, and those that cannot, die out. Mills in the papermaking industry have also been taking this fitness test, where those that can maintain demand…

Feature
September 1, 2007  

World’s Largest Sawmill Cuts Sawbox Maintenance Time

Canfor Corp. has reduced maintenance time at its Houston, B.C., sawmill by using combination plug/receptacle and disconnect switches that allow workers to safely and quickly make and break electrical …

Feature
April 1, 2007  

SKF’s Focus Turns to Energy Savings

Making it all the way to 100 is a rare occurrence for both individuals and companies, yet SKF has done just that this year. Its longevity is partly because the one-time bearing manufacturer has widely…