Ford closing Ontario plant ahead of schedule
2.1 million-square-foot plant on the market for $22.75 million
Ontario machining distributors announce joint open house
Open-house will feature equipment from 21 global machine builders.
Firing for cause? Your company better have proof
Dismissed man receives $25,000 severance despite misconduct on the job
Chrysler takes major step towards IPO
Auto-maker will take bank loans to repay governments
U.S. businesses boost machinery orders
Factory growth driven by rising domestic demand and increased exports
More Bombardier jets headed to Uruguay
Montreal-based plane-builder finalizes deal worth US$129 million; builds presence in South America
Celestica to increase Toronto workforce by 40%
Company plans to restructure and diversify customer base
Ontario awards $2.5 million to Warren Industries
Will invest in new production facilities; develop new product line
$80M buys Brooks EMS operations
The deal extends Celestica’s market reach
Toyota to suspend Canadian production in May
No layoffs planned; company will spend time for training and plant improvements
Strong loonie wreaks havoc on Canadian firms
Companies are increasingly sourcing inputs and technologies from outside Canada as loonie soars
Silfab opens solar module plant in Mississauga
At full capacity, plant will employ 200 people and manufacture 370,000 modules annually
Suppliers adjust F-35 component prices
Fighter jets remain hot topic on the campaign trail despite increased efforts to make planes more affordable
Canadian M&A’s on the rise in 2011: PwC
Deals worth more than $50 billion completed in last three months
SMEs looking to capitalize on strength of loonie: BMO report
Manufacturers could face difficulties as dollar remains firm
Canadian SMEs should outsource to offset risk
KPMG reports suggests Canadian SMEs will broaden supplier relationships, but reluctant to explore supply chain outsourcing
GM sells major stake back to Delphi Automotive
Sale will help GM focus on core manufacturing operations, analyst says
Cummins and Bosch develop new piston pumps for coach buses
Axial piston reduce costs by consuming less fuel
Manufacturing powers US economy
Output from US plants is driving the country’s sluggish economic rebound, which is good news for Canadian manufacturers.
Corporate tax cuts: key budget debate rages on
The feds will take a hit now, only to yield higher tax returns down the road
Manufacturers gathered steam in January, report says
Transportation equipment sector led growth; 17 of 21 industries show gains
Feds fund two Quebec manufacturers
Both companies will purchase new equipment to improve productivity; create 19 jobs by 2012.
Ontario cabinet makers bathe in soapstone’s success
A trip to Brazil opened a new market for cabinet-makers Noreen and Gaetan Frank.
Keeping it out of the family
More Canadian business owners opting to sell over passing along, PwC survey says.
More North American manufacturers part of green supply chain
Manufacturers are considering environmental impacts along with financial implications on purchases, according to an IFS survey.
Online tool helps standardize battery use
Lean Battery Room will increase productivity and reduce costs says Philadelphia Scientific
CFIB and Scotiabank to award leading Canadian SMEs
Challenge highlights Canada’s best in employment, community involvement and leadership.
Conestoga gets federal applied research funding
College will team with Cambridge luggage maker to streamline manufacturing process
College-based research would boost innovation
Leveling the field between colleges and universities will be key to grow innovation.
Eco-friendly cement becomes standard in Ontario, Quebec
Ontario and Quebec recognize Holcim Inc’s. PLC cement in building regulations
BC paper mills to improve bio-energy generation capacities
Feds fund $18 million mill upgrades for Catalyst Paper
Canada set to lead North American vehicle output
China will overtake as global vehicle output leader