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Royal Canadian Mint Increases Productivity With Two New Lines

April 9, 2014

The Royal Canadian Mint has ordered two minting presses from Schuler for its production facility in Winnipeg. The two MRV 150 lines will be put into operation this year to mint the country’s $2 coin. One press replaces an older model and will boost output to 750 SPM from 200 SPM. The second...

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Prab Expands Support System

March 18, 2014

Prab Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., a manufacturer of custom-engineered scrap and chip processing systems, has named RGW Sales, Hamilton, Ont., as a new technical representative to help handle the increase in demand from Canadian machine shops, tiered suppliers, and metal forming companies that...

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Sparking the Interest of Next-generation Welders

March 17, 2014

Grade 7 and 8 students from Halton Hills Christian School’s Exploratories Program recently received hands-on experience in welding at the CWB Group’s headquarters in Milton, Ont. “It’s always great to work collaboratively with schools and introduce welding to students, no matter what...

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Joint Open House Showcases Latest Technology

March 14, 2014

Sourcing new shop floor equipment can be a daunting task. But thanks to the efforts of five Ontario-based machine tool distributors, this process can be a little more streamlined. This year’s joint open house takes place April 9 and 10 and runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. A spring...

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Techniks Opens Ontario Warehouse

March 14, 2014

Techniks Opens Ontario Warehouse Techniks Inc., Indianapolis, has opened a new Ontario distribution center in Toronto to better serve its Canadian customers. Opening this facility enables the company to be more responsive to local orders, without the need for expedited shipping charges. A...

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Manufacturing Day in Canada

March 13, 2014

How will you celebrate Manufacturing Day on October 3, 2014? It’s not too early to think about how you can show your commitment to your industry and to future generations who will run manufacturing businesses in the decades to come. Co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers...

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Memex Automation Gains Chief Technology Officer

March 13, 2014

Memex Automation, Burlington, Ont., has announced that Dave Edstrom, past president and former chairman of the board of the MTConnect Institute, has purchased an equity interest in the company and joined the senior management team as chief technology officer. “I am thrilled to be joining...

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Heller Appoints New CEO

February 9, 2014

Heller Group, Nürtingen, Germany, has appointed Keith Vandenkieboom as president and CEO of Heller Machine Tools, Troy, Mich., after the retirement of Robert Pelachyk. Vandenkieboom was previously vice president of operations and will retain those responsibilities. In making the announcement,...

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FABTECH Canada Returns to Toronto

February 8, 2014

As the Canadian manufacturing industry gears up for 2014, FABTECH® Canada is returning to Toronto with a significantly expanded show in terms of both size and scope. “The decision to expand the show is based on the success of the 2012 premiere event, which was the first time the world-renowned...

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Canadian Robotic Hand Featured in International Competition

February 7, 2014

Robotiq, St-Nicolas, Que., a manufacturer of robotic tools, played a major role at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials, which took place in December. Four of the 17 teams used the company’s 3-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper, including a team that designed a robot capable of assisting humans in...

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Salvagnini to Open Full Service Canadian Subsidiary

February 5, 2014

Encouraged by a positive business climate in Canada and responding to customer requests, Salvagnini America, Hamilton, Ohio, is expanding its presence in the Canadian market with a full-service office, spare parts warehouse, and showroom in Ontario. Salvagnini Canada is currently operating from...

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Proceco Expands Facility

February 3, 2014

Parts washer manufacturer Proceco, Montreal, has expanded its manufacturing facility to meet the increasing demand for its parts washers and surface treatment systems. “The decision to expand was prompted by the ever-increasing demand for integrated cleaning and surface-treatment systems...

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New Hazard Communication Standards Affect MSDS

February 3, 2014

As the world continues to get smaller, and millions of pounds of chemical products are shipped between countries daily, a Global Harmonized System (GHS) is being implemented to aid in the communication of hazards and risks. The UN Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) met in 1992...

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Emuge Hires New President

February 1, 2014

Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass., has appointed Bob Hellinger as president of its U.S. and Canadian operations. Hellinger succeeds Peter Matysiak, who has retired after 25 years with the company. “I am excited to join Emuge, a company with a well-respected brand and a reputation for high...

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Salvagnini to Open Canadian Subsidiary

January 16, 2014

Encouraged by a positive business climate in Canada and responding to customer requests, Salvagnini America, Hamilton, Ohio, is expanding its presence in the Canadian market with a full-service office, spare parts warehouse, and showroom in Ontario. Salvagnini Canada is currently operating from...

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