MRO Magazine


  • China chemical plant explosion kills 4

    October 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    (AP) BEIJING – An explosion at a chemical plant in southern China on Tuesday killed at least four people and injured six, the local government said, in the latest of a string of such accidents. The Guangxi regional emergency rescue

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    Snow battered Manitoba issues high water, flooding advisory as cleanup continues

    October 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    WINNIPEG – Some areas of Manitoba are watching rivers and lakes closely as the province warns rain could bring high water – or even flooding – after a devastating snowstorm more than a week ago. Rain forecast for southeastern Manitoba

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    BHP sets 2021 timeline for Saskatchewan potash mine investment decision

    October 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    SASKATOON – Australian mining giant BHP Group Ltd. says it hopes to make a final investment decision on a massive potash project in Saskatchewan in early 2021. In its latest quarterly report, the company says its board of directors will

  • GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after U.S. union reaches tentative deal

    October 21, 2019 by Ian Bickis

    General Motors has recalled all workers to its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., after the United Auto Workers union in the U.S. reached a tentative deal earlier this week. GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright said the company called the roughly

  • Statistics Canada says reports manufacturing sales up 0.8 per cent in August

    October 21, 2019 by The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 0.8 per cent to $57.6 billion in August, following two consecutive monthly declines, boosted by gains in the transportation equipment and fabricated metal industries. Economists on average had expected a gain of

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    EMC Names Field Service Advisor

    October 21, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium [EMC] announced that Leah Nacua will be taking over as Field Service Advisor for GTA consortiums. She has over 18 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, spanning a wide breadth of industries including automotive, telecommunications, solar, medical

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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 Universal Eventspace recently, where Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, welcomed everyone to the event. The event brought together manufacturing industry professionals to dive into the Future of

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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