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  • HARTING Canada Hosts Annual Media Day

    July 27, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    HARTING Canada recently held its annual Media Day at the Cluny Bistro in Toronto, Ontario. The event gave those in attendance a sneak peak at some of the products the company is working on. Ashley Smith-Heine, Vice President of Sales,

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    GM faces fiscal, political conundrums as it assesses plants

    July 27, 2018 by By Mark Gillispie, Tom Krisher And John Seewer

    Ohio – With too many factories making slow-selling cars, General Motors can’t afford to keep them all operating without making some tough decisions. But the political atmosphere might be limiting its options. A possible scenario, analysts say, is to close

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    Edgetech Instruments AcuDew Moisture Transmitter Highly Responsive

    July 27, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Edgetech Instruments’ AcuDew moisture transmitter is helping NuMat Technologies monitor the trace moisture level on their incoming nitrogen line that feeds their Powder Dryer. Too much moisture in the system will damage the performance of NuMat’s end products. “I installed

  • Timken Company Acquires Rollon Group

    July 27, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    The Timken Company, an engineered bearings and power transmission products company, has reached an agreement to acquire Rollon Group from Chequers Capital and IGI Private Equity. Rollon specializes in the design and manufacture of linear guides, telescopic rails and linear

  • Ammonia leak at Fernie, B.C., ice rink linked to aging equipment

    July 26, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Vancouver – Old equipment that continued to be used seven years after a maintenance contractor recommended replacing it caused an ammonia leak that killed three workers at an ice rink in British Columbia last October, says an organization that oversees

  • Former FCA CEO Passes Away

    July 25, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has passed away. “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone,” said John Elkann, EXOR. “I believe that the best way to honor his

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    Trade Tribunal finds subsidies and dumping of steel products causing harm

    July 25, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA _ The Canadian International Trade Tribunal says it has found there is a reasonable indication that dumping and subsidizing of some steel products by several Asian countries have harmed or could harm Canadian steel producers. The tribunal says it

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    Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2 per cent in May, with building supplies contributing

    July 25, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Ottawa – Canada’s wholesale sales rose 1.2 per cent to $63.7 billion in May, helped by higher sales of lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies, Statistics Canada reported Monday. It said there were advances in four of the seven

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    Trump tariffs would cause vehicle prices to soar, wipe out jobs: report

    July 25, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    The average price of imported vehicles sold in the United States could jump by thousands of dollars if the Trump administration imposes tariffs under a worst-case scenario provided by the Center for Automotive Research. The Michigan-based think-tank estimates U.S. consumers

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    Endress+Hauser partners with Westburne

    July 25, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Endress+Hauser, a global leader in process measurement and instrumentation, has concluded an agreement with Westburne that makes the electrical distributor its latest Authorized Channel Partner. The agreement, which leverages the strategic relationship between Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd., is

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    Velan Elects Directors

    July 25, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Velan Inc., a company focused on industrial valves, has announced the election of their directors. Each director nominee listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated May 24, 2018 was elected as Director of the Corporation during the Annual Meeting of

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    ABB Makes Appointment

    July 25, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Darcy Simonis has been named as Industry Network Leader at ABB, for their food and beverage operations. She takes over for Markus Brettschneider, who is head of segment and account management, at the global automation and robotics company. “I’m very

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    Everyone Loses from Alcoa’s Lockout at ABI Smelter: USW

    July 19, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    As aluminum giant Alcoa releases its second-quarter results today, the United Steelworkers (USW) is revealing the true extent of losses incurred by the company’s lockout of workers at its ABI smelter in Bécancour. Each month of the lockout is depriving

  • Skills Competitions Take Place in Toronto and Edmonton

    July 19, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Skills/Compétences Canada recently held skills competitions for aspiring skilled trades participants in Toronto, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta. Eaton has been a corporate supporter of Skills Ontario for the past several years and has provided competition products for the Skills committee

  • Emerson Completes Purchase of Aventics

    July 19, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Emerson has completed the purchase of Aventics, a global smart pneumatics technologies that power machine and factory automation applications company. The acquisition is expected to expand the company’s reach in the growing $13 billion fluid automation market and solidify Emerson’s

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    Trade War with China Bad for Business, Risks U.S. Jobs: AEM

    July 18, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement opposing the escalating global trade war created by the Trump administration’s decision to propose a new round of $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods:. “Nobody wins in

  • Huffman Engineering Named Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator for Machine Safety

    July 18, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Huffman Engineering, Inc., has achieved Machine Safety recognition in the Rockwell Automation Recognized Control System Integrator program. Huffman Engineering has been a Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator for Control for over a decade and for Process since 2011. “By becoming

  • PTDA Adds New Member Companies

    July 17, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, added four new member companies. Two distributor and two manufacturer members were added, they are: MISUMI USA, currently serves over 240,000 customers worldwide by

  • Dorner names Industry Manager – Sanitary

    July 17, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Chuck Sena has been named Industry Manager – Sanitary for Dorner. In his new role, Sena will be working with sales, marketing and channel partners to develop and execute strategic plans to drive sales of Dorner’s sanitary conveyor platform to both

  • Sustainable packaging an increasingly high priority for consumers: GlobalData

    July 17, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    According to GlobalData, a data and analytics company, consumers are increasingly putting pressure on manufacturers to improve the impact that packaging has on the environment. “This sudden interest in sustainability has been driven by more open discussion via social media,