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Transportation & Logistics

  • Feature Industry

    GMC Takes its Sierra Off-Road

    February 11, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The word off-roading usually brings a smile to most peoples faces, even if they aren’t the ones doing the driving. The connotation is usually a positive one, and most people associate it with having some fun in their vehicle. Now,

  • Ship damaged by collapsed crane in Vancouver harbour now back at sea

    February 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – A container ship that was trapped under a collapsed crane in Vancouver harbour is now back to sea. The Ever Summit left the Global Container Terminals Vanterm dock before 5 a.m., travelling to its next port of call

  • News Industry

    General Dynamics wins $186 million Canadian navy contract for underwater sensors

    February 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    HALIFAX – Ottawa will spend $186 million upgrading and maintaining underwater sensors for the Royal Canadian Navy’s frigates. National Defence said in a news release Friday that global defence giant General Dynamics has been given two contracts that will involve

  • News Industry

    Metrolinx to slap Bombardier with financial penalties over late LRT car delivery

    February 4, 2019 by Christopher Reynolds

    Metrolinx plans to impose financial penalties on Bombardier Inc. after the Quebec train maker delivered only half of a promised six vehicles for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT by the Friday deadline. “Our contract clearly outlines financial penalties on Bombardier for

  • News Industry

    NYC transit chief slams Bombardier, halts rail car deliveries over problems

    January 28, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    NEW YORK – The head of the New York City Transit Authority and former chief executive at the Toronto Transit Commission says he is having “deja vu times two” with problems around trains from Bombardier Inc. Andy Byford told the

  • 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

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    Japanese auto supply giant Denso joins Montreal AI cluster with new R&D lab

    January 14, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – Japanese auto supply giant Denso Corp. is joining Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence scene with the launch of a research and development lab in the city. Chief executive Koji Arima said Thursday that Montreal’s collaborative AI ecosystem attracted his

  • 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

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    Elevator equipment sparks small fire at Government House in Victoria

    January 2, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    Victoria firefighters have put out a small fire at Government House after some aging elevator equipment overheated. Batallion chief Brian Elvedahl says firefighters arrived Saturday night to find smoke on both the second and third floors. He says they had

  • 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

  • All-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Comes to Canada

    December 20, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Mercedes-Benz Vans Canada recently held a fleet event at its Training Academy in Mississauga, Ontario for the Canadian debut of its all-new 2019 Sprinter. While the all-new Sprinter was first launched in Germany back in February, for many attendees this

  • News Industry

    Steel, aluminum tariffs impacting one third of Canadian exporters: poll

    December 18, 2018 by Armina Ligaya

    OTTAWA – More than one-third of Canadian exporters say they have been negatively impacted by steel and aluminum tariffs that are affecting Canada-U.S. trade, according to a survey by Export Development Canada. The Ottawa-based Crown corporation said Tuesday that among

  • Product

    Molex Micro-Lock Plus Wire-to-Board Connector System

    December 17, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Molex’s Micro-Lock Plus Wire-to-Board connector system is for customers needing a compact wire-to-board connector with a high-current rating up to 3.0A. The system comes in two sizes, 2.00mm pitch and 1.25mm pitch. The 2.00mm pitch version offers two to 16

  • Transportation Safety Board says lack of de icing at remote airports poses risk

    December 17, 2018 by Ryan McKenna

    SASKATOON – The Transportation Safety Board says people using remote, northern airports are at substantial and unnecessary risk because of a lack of proper equipment for de-icing planes. The board reached that conclusion during its investigation into the crash of

  • News Industry

    Via Rail places $989 million train order with Siemens for key rail corridor

    December 17, 2018 by Julien Arsenault

    MONTREAL – Via Rail has selected Siemens over Bombardier Inc. for a $989-million contract to modernize its passenger rail service along Canada’s key rail corridor between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont. However, the German manufacturer could receive up to about

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    ‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

    December 17, 2018 by Christopher Reynolds

    The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element” have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or

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    GMC Sierra is Canadian Truck King Challenge Winner

    December 3, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Canadian Truck King Challenge (CTKC) celebrated its 12th anniversary by crowning the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali as its champion. Sierra beat out five other challengers for the crown, marking the first time that General Motors has won in

  • 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

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    Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q400 and flight training programs

    November 12, 2018 by Christopher Reynolds

    MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will shed 5,000 jobs company-wide and sell off two units as part of chief executive Alain Bellemare’s five-year plan to rein in costs, focus on rail and business jets and reduce the net

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    Three shipyards set to share $7 billion in navy maintenance contracts

    November 5, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The federal government says it plans to divvy up $7 billion in maintenance and repair contracts for Royal Canadian Navy frigates to three shipyards, a political compromise that was met with mixed reaction. Public Services and Procurement Canada