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    Cape Sharp Tidal turbine in Bay of Fundy being monitored remotely: Emera

    September 7, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    HALIFAX – The Cape Sharp Tidal turbine spinning in the Bay of Fundy is now being remotely monitored, more than a month after the project was suspended when Paris-based Naval Energies pulled its funding. A former project partner, Halifax-based Emera

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    RIDGID Names Marketing Director of Underground Technologies

    September 7, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Tim Dunphy has been named Marketing Director of Underground Technologies at RIDGID. Dunphy will now manage new product development, partner relations and new business opportunities for the RIDGID line of diagnostics, inspection, locating and drain cleaning products. “Tim is a

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    Motion Industries President and CEO Dies

    September 7, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Motion Industries, Inc., announced the passing of its President and CEO, Tim Breen.   “Motion Industries has lost a great leader and the world has lost an amazing human being,” said Motion Industries Leadership. “Those of us who have been

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    Chinese firm Weichai Power to acquire stake in Ballard Power Systems

    September 7, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    VANCOUVER – Fuel cell company Ballard Power Systems Inc. is set to receive a cash injection of more than $175 million in what it calls a “transformative strategic collaboration” with a Chinese automotive and equipment manufacturer. Weichai Power has signed

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    Vancouver based Nevsun agrees to takeover bid by Chinese firm Zijin

    September 7, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Ltd. says it has reached an agreement to be acquired by a Chinese firm for $1.86 billion. In a news release Wednesday morning, Nevsun says Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. will acquire all of its issued and

  • Walmart Canada orders 30 more Tesla semi trucks as it aims to shed diesel

    September 6, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Walmart Canada is buying more Tesla semi trucks as it aims to reduce its carbon footprint by having its entire fleet powered by alternative energy by 2028. The Canadian subsidiary of the U.S.-based retail giant says it will

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    Brookfield unit leads investment in Brazilian heavy equipment manager Ouro Verde

    September 4, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – A group led by Brookfield Business Partners LP has agreed to buy a 55 per cent interest in Ouro Verde, a Brazilian heavy equipment and fleet management company, in a deal valued at about C$209 million. Ouro Verde

  • Beckhoff Automation Opens Office in Laval

    September 4, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Beckhoff Automation Ltd., has opened a new office in the Greater Montreal area, in Laval, Quebec. This is the second Beckhoff Automation office in Canada, and is a 2,223 sq-ft facility that allows for Beckhoff to supply and support manufacturers,

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    Finning to Expand Dealer Relationship With Weiler

    September 3, 2018 by MRO Magazine

    Finning International Inc., announced it will expand its dealer relationship with Weiler, Inc., after Caterpillar Inc.’s announced it has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell its Cat purpose-built forestry business to Weiler. “Finning already has a productive and mutually

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    Cascades to close two Ontario corrugated packaging plants, affecting about 65 employees

    September 3, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    MONTREAL – Cascades Inc. says it is closing two Ontario corrugated packaging plants as part of ongoing efforts to reorganize and optimize its operations. The closures to take place by year-end will affect about 65 workers in Barrie and Peterborough.

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    Canadian Natural Resources acquires Joslyn oilsands project for $225 million

    September 3, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    CALGARY – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has signed a deal to buy the Joslyn oilsands project for $225 million from Total SA and its partners. Paris-based Total, which is Joslyn’s operator, currently owns 38.25 per cent of the project, which

  • Imperial Oil vows to employ oilsands technology to cut GHG intensity by 10 per cent

    September 3, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    CALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. is pledging to cut its oilsands greenhouse gas emissions per barrel by 10 per cent over the next five years as it ramps up production and works to get in line with increasingly stringent environmental

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    Motion Industries Names VP Marketing

    September 3, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Pamela Sims has been named Vice President of Marketing at Motion Industries, Inc. “Pamela has done an excellent job for Motion Industries and is well-deserving of her expanded responsibilities,” said Randy Breaux, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Distribution, and Purchasing,

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    North American markets slide as metals take a hit amid trade angst

    August 24, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    North American stock markets slipped slightly lower Thursday as metals took a hit amid trade uncertainty and the U.S. and China imposed tariffs on each other’s goods. Markets have been volatile but have traded in the summer on headlines, said

  • New chief operating officer comes aboard Bombardier’s aerospace wing

    August 23, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Bombardier Inc. has named a chief operating officer for its aerospace division. The company says Danny Di Perna will lead engineering and procurement at the Montreal-based transportation giant’s aerospace wing, reporting to chief executive Alain Bellemare. Di Perna brings more

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    Nunavut’s Lupin gold mine fined for not filing environmental reports on time

    August 23, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    The owner of an inactive gold mine in Nunavut has been fined for filing environmental reports three years late. Lupin Mines Incorporated has pleaded guilty to the charge and faces a $100,000 fine. Daniel Smith, regional director of environmental enforcement

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    Suncor restarting Edmonton refinery after power outage stalls production

    August 23, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    Suncor Energy Inc. says it is in the process of restarting production at its Edmonton refinery after it was knocked offline by a power outage on Tuesday afternoon. The company, which owns Petro-Canada stations across Canada, is warning residents near

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    U.S. to impose anti dumping duties of 24 per cent plus on Canadian made pipe

    August 23, 2018 by The Canadian Press

    The United States has opened a new battleground in its trade war with the world, announcing preliminary anti-dumping duties on large-diameter welded pipe from Canada and five other countries. The U.S. is to immediately begin collecting 24.38 per cent cash

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    Omron Canada Names Safety Services Specialist

    August 23, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Michael Joaquin has been named Safety Services Specialist at Omron Canada Inc. Joaquin will be responsible for Omron’s strategic and tactical actions to increase sales within all of the company’s key industries including: automotive, food, beverage, packaging, pharmaceutical and infrastructure

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    Omron Canada Names Account Manager

    August 23, 2018 by Mario Cywinski

    Bashar Abuhamdan has been named Account Manager, Southern Alberta at Omron Canada Inc. He will report to Josh Yates, Regional Sales Manager – Western Canada, and be responsible for managing Omron’s end users, EPCs, system integrators and OEMs. He has