Mapping Canada’s future
A framework for manufacturing success.
Essar Steel Algoma files for creditor protection
Commodity prices bite as steel prices plummet by more than half.
Cliffs quit Ring of Fire because of chromite tax: Tories
Liberal government wanted impose a $6.6 million to $34.4 million annual royalty.
TPP: Will Canadian companies take advantage of the world’s largest trade zone?
Those focused on services, higher technology and value-added products will likely find success in a more-open trading environment.
NS not clear on future of manufacturing plant despite ownership stake
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Ltd. is seeking new contracts or a buyer for the plant in Trenton.
Steelworkers say mediated talks with US Steel continue ahead of court hearing
Union is opposing company’s request for permission to stop paying certain benefits to retirees.
Alcoa splitting metals segment from auto, aerospace units
Company expects the split to be complete by the second half of 2016.
Steel groups want higher NA auto content in TPP
NAFTA steel leaders say weaker rules of origin will adversely impact the steel industry.
US Steel asks to extend protection to restructure
Unable to negotiate a sale of its Ontario operations or reach a restructuring agreement.
Essar Steel Algoma to supply Champlain Bridge corridor project
Will manufacture structural steel bridge plates for the 3.4 km bridge, satisfy 20% of project’s total steel requirement.
Novacap invests in Nitrex Metal’s global growth
Investment to focus is on operations, acquisitions and R&D.
Door closing on uranium mining in Quebec
Hundreds of municipalities oppose it, worried about health effects and environment.
Canam supplying steel for $3.5B Champlain bridge
Contract worth $225 million the largest in the Quebec company’s history.
Colorado mine spill: EPA chief takes responsibility
Contaminated water contained high levels of arsenic, lead and other potentially toxic heavy metals.
EPA mishap sends tainted wastewater into river
Wastewater laced with heavy metals from Colorado mine reaches New Mexico.
World’s first additive, subtractive manufacturing service launched
Process combines metal 3D printing and 5-axis CNC machining for complex, low-volume components.
Explosion at Missouri Noranda aluminum plant
Some workers sustained non critical injuries.
Two Canadian schools score Hypertherm grants
They’ll get a plasma cutting and gouging system plus curriculum.
Crown Metal Packaging strike ends after 22 months
Employees ratify six-year deal that guarantees a return to their jobs.
BluMetric awarded $3.2M environmental engineering contract
Vale Canada contract includes drilling, monitoring, and pumping of wells, aquifer tests and groundwater and surface-water sampling.
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.
Vale, USW reach tentative deal in Sudbury, Port Colborne
Five-year contract expected to come into effect June 1.
CITT holds inquiry into rebar tariffs hurting BC builders
They complain construction project prices will jump because of the added costs.
US demand to fuel Canadian export growth in 2015
Industrial capacity constraints in the US will help global economic growth over the next two years, an EDC report says.
IBC awarded $1.3M copper alloys contract
Delivery expected by Q1 2016.
Canadian gold mine refinery in Mexico robbed
Robbers take $8.5 million in gold, authorities call it an inside job.
Wall praises Evraz’s decision to expand in Regina
Steel company’s $200 million is to build larger and thicker-walled pipe.
US Steel idles part of Minntac plant in Minn.
High steel imports, dumping of foreign steel and low steel prices blamed.
Alcoa buys titanium supplier RTI for $1.5B
Steel producer says acquisition will broaden its push into the aerospace industry.
China lowers economic growth target
Promises to open more industries to foreign investment
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.
Rio Tinto Alcan to expand Canadian smelters
CEO Alfredo Barrios says investment awaiting a rebound in aluminium prices.