Ontario cities continue their road to recovery in 2015
A weaker Canadian dollar and solid US economy will continue to drive stronger manufacturing activity.
SNC Lavalin awarded $825M NG plant deal
Contract to build the 755-megawatt facility in Maryland.
Canada’s hemp industry growing fast, but competition on the horizon
Plant will soon gain traction in industrial uses, including building insulation, car parts and new types of textiles.
Crews battle ‘major’ fire that destroys buildings at concrete plant
No injuries have been reported; concrete silos remain intact.
BC forest fire forces evacuation at Innergex Renewable Energy hydro project
The “Boulder Creek” fire was ignited by lightning on June 30 and quickly spread to over 12,000 hectares.
Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office
Interior furniture, detailing, and structural components will also be built using 3D printing technology.
Caterpillar to lay off 50 more workers at East Peoria plant
Heavy equipment manufacturer blames “weak market conditions;” marks third round of layoffs this year.
EHT to acquire modular housing manufacturer EVIA
Cash and stock deal worth $46.7 million.
3D-printed bridge brings new age of architecture [VIDEO]
Dutch company Heijmans hopes 3D printing a bridge will encourage more to allow design and construction to operate hand-in-hand.
Drones creating new options for Canadian industry
UAV’s evolution is making dangerous industrial activities safer, cheaper and more accurate.
Kingspan to sell Hamilton panel plant
The Competition Bureau required the sale as a condition of its approval of Kingspan’s takeover of Vicwest.
Green concrete firm CarbonCure gets $3M VC investment
Investment will accelerate sales and expand CO2 utilization technology platform.
Oil prices reverse economic fortunes of Canada’s largest cities
Calgary, Edmonton headed toward recession, while manufacturing drives growth in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver.
Skyjack gives Brazil’s Olympics a lift
Its scissor lifts are handling key installation jobs at one of the country’s largest aviation hubs.
Competition Bureau approves Holcim-Lafarge merger
Holcim sell all of its Canadian operations and all associated assets.
Site C dam would sink landowner’s businesses
BC Supreme Court asked to quash Site C environmental assessment certificate.
SNC-Lavalin consortium selected for Montreal bridge contract
Work on the new bridge is expected to begin this summer.
SNC-Lavalin shakes up senior management team
Part of engineering giant’s ongoing efforts to streamline.
Site C construction to start in summer despite legal hurdles: minister
Project is expected to produce 1,100 megawatts annually once completed by 2024.
New Brunswick barge terminal gets $6M to handle bigger projects
Facility will allow fabricating companies to bid on large projects in Atlantic Canada and the US, premier says.
Unions extend contract as workers await jobs at BC’s Site C dam
Deal expected to keep labour climate stable.
Thousands of plaintiffs remain in Chinese drywall case
April 28 hearing will determine damages to up to 4,000 homes built or repaired with drywall made by Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd.
CAPiTA launches its Mothership
Snowboard manufacturer builds an emission-free plant
Ont. town sues US mfg. over guardrails that ‘rip through cars’
$500 million lawsuit alleges Trinity Industries secretly made unauthorized changes to guardrail end-unit.
Clark tells BC Hydro to permit union organizing on Site C
Province’s council of building trades has filed a lawsuit that argues BC Hydro’s plan violates the charter.
Canam sees less competition amid lower loonie, oilpatch slowdown
Profits surge 28% to $13.8 million on record sales as a result of growing demand for bridge and building construction in 2014.
Bill allows McInnis Cement to bypass enviro-hearings
Quebec government hopes to neutralize legal challenges by project opponents.
Caterpillar says US investigating company’s cash movements
SEC investigation is related to undistributed profits of non-US subsidiaries.
McInnis faces Lafarge lawsuit over $1.1B cement plant
Environmental groups withdraw from suit and agree to mediated talks.
Exxon says BC LNG plant worth $25B
Massive project could create 6,000 jobs during construction, expected to start within two years.
Roxul announces global industrial technical insulation platform
Company says merger was necessary to link North American business to global community.
Provinces call for more federal infrastructure cash
Ontario’s Charles Sousa says the federal government should create a national infrastructure strategy.