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    CanWEA Conference Ends with Rebranding

    October 16, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) held its 35th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta recently. Over 1,000 delegates were on hand at the conference, which offered keynotes, plenary sessions, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and

  • EMC Looks to the Future of Manufacturing

    October 15, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) held its Advantage Through Excellence conference at the Vaughan Event Space recently, where Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, welcomed everyone to the event. The event brought together manufacturing industry professionals to dive into the Future

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    CTMA Unveils Outsourcing Portal

    October 15, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) announced the launch of their Outsourcing Portal, available to CTMA members.  The portal allows members to advertise their capabilities and fulfill their outsourcing needs. Offering search features, members can search by company name,

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    Unprecedented snowstorm leads to state of emergency in Manitoba

    October 14, 2019 by Steve Lambert

    WINNIPEG – Nearly 21,000 Manitoba homes and businesses remained without power early Monday in the wake of a snowstorm that the province’s Crown energy utility said had left an unprecedented amount of damage to transmission lines, towers and more, and

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    SNC Lavalin reaches settlement over Chile mining contract termination

    October 14, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it has reached a settlement with Chile’s state-owned copper mining company about its decision last March to terminate a US$260-million mining and metallurgy contract. No financial details were provided but the Montreal-based company said

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    UAW GM strike proving costly to more than workers, automaker

    October 14, 2019 by Corey Williams

    DETROIT – Zack Bazzi is not seeing workers from a nearby General Motors plant swing through the gas station where he works on Detroit’s east side since they went on strike nearly a month ago. Business is “slow,” Bazzi said

  • Cracks were found in a key structural part on 38 Boeing jets

    October 14, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    Inspections of some older Boeing jets have turned up structural cracks in more than three dozen of them, raising a new safety issue for the company already dealing with two deadly crashes involving a newer version of the same plane.

  • Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

    October 14, 2019 by David Koenig

    A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of

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    EMC Names New President at Conference

    October 10, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Jean Pierre Giroux, has been named as President at EMC, taking over from Shawn Casemore, who held the role for the past two years. Giroux has been National Director of Skills and Development with EMC for the past six years.

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    Edmonton Hosted 16th Annual MainTrain Conference

    October 10, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Over 200 industry professionals recently descended on Edmonton, Alberta for the PEMAC MainTrain 2019 conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. “MainTrain conference attendees represent organizations that perform a variety of vital activities including (but not limited to): Astronomical Research;

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    PEMAC Award Winners

    October 10, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    PEMAC recently held its 2019 Awards Banquet as part of the Maintrain Conference in Edmonton, Alberta. A capacity crowd were on hand as awards were handed out for Best MMP Capstone Project in technical and business process categories; Best AMP

  • ExxonMobil Expands Mobil Serv

    October 7, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    ExxonMobil is expanding its Mobil Serv integrated lubrication services (ILS) program, which will provide a holistic maintenance solution for industrial operators in North America. With Reliable Industrial Group (RIG), the Mobil Serv ILS program will be an industrial end-to-end solution for all

  • Total Specialties USA appoints Senior Vice-President of Lubricants

    October 7, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Franck Bagouet, who was most recently President of Total Canada, has been named as Senior Vice President – Lubricants, Total Specialties USA. “I am very eager to begin this next chapter,” said Bagouet. “The United States presents an exciting market

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    Statistics Canada says economy flat in July as oil and gas sector down

    October 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Economic growth in Canada stalled in July as the oil and gas sector pulled back due to a shutdown of some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore production facilities for maintenance. Statistics Canada said Tuesday the country’s real gross

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    US manufacturing sinks to decade low, stoking economic fear

    October 4, 2019 by Bani Sapra

    (AP) WASHINGTON – U.S. factory activity hit a decade low last month in the face of President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts, adding to a weakening picture of the global economy. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers,

  • Canadian air carriers inspect Boeing aircraft for cracks after FAA directive

    October 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    CALGARY – WestJet Airlines, Sunwing Vacations Inc. and Transat A.T. said Thursday they were examining their fleets of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for cracks after a U.S. regulator ordered the inspections. Calgary-based WestJet says it has 43 aircraft that

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    Linamar shares tumble after warning about impact of GM strike on earnings

    October 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Shares of Linamar Corp. lost 10 per cent Thursday after the auto parts maker warned that a strike at General Motors in the U.S. was taking a bite out of its bottom line. Linamar shares closed down $4.23

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    Hudbay Minerals appoints mining veteran Stephen Lang to chair its board

    October 4, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Hudbay Minerals Inc. says it has appointed mining veteran Stephen Lang as chairman. Lang was CEO of Centerra Gold Inc. from 2008 to 2012 and served as Centerra’s chairman from then until stepping down this month. Toronto-based Hudbay

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    Tidewater shares fall on deal to buy Prince George, B.C., refinery from Husky

    October 4, 2019 by Dan Healing

    CALGARY – Shares in Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. fell sharply Friday after it announced it would buy a small light oil refinery in Prince George, B.C., from Husky Energy Inc. for $215 million. While Husky shares rose slightly, Tidewater

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    Ensol Systems Partners with Sunfire

    September 30, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Ensol Systems has partnered with Sunfire, which will help Sunfire leverage Ensol’s expertise integrating power systems built for harsh Canadian winters. Sunfire develops and manufactures solid oxide fuel cells, which convert propane/natural gas into electricity with byproducts of heat, water