Industry Update

Ontario, China sign $1 B+ in agreements

December 1, 2017

Ontario needs to build relationships apart from the US, according to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, so the province's recent trade mission to China, in which Ontario has secured more than $1 billion in agreements between the two countries, is an important step towards this goal.

Read more: Ontario trade mission to China secures $1 B+

Attendees at the DMG MORI Canada Technology Days

November 30, 2017

DMG MORI Canada held its Technology Days November 29 and 30 at its Mississauga facility.

Read more: DMG MORI Canada holds Technology Days

Iscar and Megatel event

November 30, 2017

Iscar and Megatel held a joint event at Iscar's Oakville, ON facility recently to showcase the latest in machining and cutting strategies.

Read more: Iscar, Megatel event showcases machining, cutting technologies

EMEC's Montreal open house

November 30, 2017

EMEC Machine Tools held its Montreal open house recently to showcase the latest in machine tool technologies.

Read more: EMEC Montreal open house draws crowds

Aerial view of GM Oshaw South plant: Photo by AJ Green @

November 21, 2017

General Motors Co. plans to perform final assembly of full sized pick trucks in Oshawa, Ont., a big boost to the Oshawa production plant that will lead to production of approximately 60,000 vehicles, according to a report in The Globe and Mail.

Read more: GM Oshawa lands pickup truck assembly work

open house

November 17, 2017

SW North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, headquartered in Schramberg-Waldmössingen, Germany, celebrated the opening of its new 40,000 square foot, $12 million manufacturing facility in New Hudson, MI, in November.

Read more: SW North American opens new NA manufacturing faclity

Bombardier to hire 1,000 as part of plan to ramp up production of its Global 7000 business jet

November 17, 2017

Bombardier Inc. is planning to hire about 1,000 people as part of its production ramp-up of its new Global 7000 business jets, according to a source.

Read more: Bombardier ramps up Montreal production, hiring 1,000

Abicor Binzel forms North American sales agreement with Canadian robotics company

November 11, 2017

Abicor Binzel and Canadian robotics company Novarc Technologies, based in Vancouver, BC, have formed a North American sales agreement.

Read more: Abicor Binzel forms NA agreement with Canadian robotics firm

The interior of 247 Tailor Steel’s factory during a productive day.

November 11, 2017

Companies in Belgium and the Netherlands embrace new technologies to enhance their manufacturing throughput

Read more: Fabricating insights from Europe

SST opens largest EDM consumables facility in North America

November 9, 2017

SST is opening what the company says is the largest North American EDM consumables facility in New Britain, CT. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1. The facility is set to open November 18.

Read more: SST opens largest NA EDM consumables facility

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