[ICYMI] PLANT’S top 10 news stories from 2016

Check out PLANT's best-read news items to reflect on the year that was.

December 20, 2016   by PLANT Staff

TORONTO — 2016 has been a big year at PLANT. The magazine welcomed a new format, introduced in its January issue, celebrated 75 years of covering the manufacturing sector with a special supplement in October and wrapped up the year with another successful go at the Manufacturers’ Outlook report.

For all the successes on the print side of PLANT‘s business, the magazine’s online news coverage also covered a number of significant events in 2016. To reflect on the year that was, we’ve compiled 10 of the best-read news items here. Check ’em out below.

10: Trudeau makes Bombardier CSeries pitch in Toronto
He emphasized the importance of a strong Canadian aerospace sector.

9: Man encased in hot tar in Toronto industrial accident
Forty-six year old remains in life-threatening condition.

8: Is BMW bashing Tesla in this ridiculous commercial?
German car-maker really doesn’t want buyers waiting around for the affordable Model 3.

7: Watch a SpaceX Falcon rocket explode upon landing [VIDEO]
Accident comes less than a month after company completes first unmanned vertical landing.

6: Dominos unveils pizza delivery robot [VIDEO]
Autonomous robots can deliver pies within a 20 km radius without recharging.

5: Man dies after industrial accident at plastics plant in Montreal
Nu-B employee caught in caught between a machine’s two rollers.

4: Nike unveils self-lacing shoe [VIDEO]
HyperAdapt 1.0 sneaker will be available to Nike+ members for the 2016 holiday season.

3: Bubba Watson, Oakley unveil golf jet pack [VIDEO]
BW-Air reaches speeds up to 46 mph at 3,000 feet of altitude.

2: Investigation under way after graphic video surfaces from Kelloggs plant [VIDEO]
Video shows a man urinating on an assembly line at company’s Memphis, Tenn. factory in 2014.

1: Fluor wins sweet gas plant project near Dawson Creek
Part of the Mitsubishi/Encana partnership to develop natural gas resources in BC.

Happy Holidays, and a successful and happy New Year from all of us at PLANT.

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