• Biorem lands $500,000 order for VOC abatement

    June 23, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    GUELPH, Ont.: Biorem Inc. has secured a $500,000 order for its advanced biological-based volatile organic compounds (VOC) abatement system from an un-named US customer. Biorem, a Guelph, Ont. clean tech company, says the system will be used to remove VOC

  • Richardson's new canola plant opens

    June 23, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    WINNIPEG: Richardson International Ltd. officially opened a new canola processing plant near Yorkton, Sask. that will triple the company’s production capacity. The Winnipeg-based food processor says the $170 million state-of-the-art plant is capable of handling up to 2,400 metric tonnes

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    WWMCD? Or what would Mark Carney do?

    June 22, 2010 by TODD HIRSCH

    Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial’s senior economist. Economists have never been known for speaking with much certainty, although they can’t stop themselves from going on about events and multiplicity of outcomes. It’s no wonder listeners are often left dazed and confused.

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    McMaster gets $1M for MBA campus

    June 21, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    McMaster University’s Burlington campus gets $1 million from the Marinucci Family Foundation. Seated in the Marinucci Family Auditorium (L-R) are Tracy Marinucci, wife of John Marinucci, who are joined by McMaster University president Peter George. Photo: McMaster University HAMILTON, Ont:

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    Toyota's Cambridge Lexus plant tops quality ranking

    June 18, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Toyota Lexus RX, made at Toyota’s Cambridge, Ont. plant.Photo: Toyota WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: Toyota’s Cambridge, Ont. plant has scored a gold in the 2010 J.D. Power automotive quality awards, and three Canadian-made vehicles made into the top three of their

  • Use partnerships to build your webinar attendance

    June 17, 2010 by ANDREW SHEDDEN

    Do you have a great idea for a fabulous content-rich webinar that would educate your prospects and build your business, but you have a small e-mail list? 
 Partner with a company with a large list and provide a co-branded

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    Canada's regional economic momentum continues

    June 17, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    TORONTO: Virtually every province and sector of the Canadian economy has rebounded sharply, building on the momentum that first emerged in the latter half of 2009 and accelerated into 2010, according to Scotia Economics’ latest Provincial Trends report. Even with

  • Standards for carbon capture and storage in development

    June 17, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.: CSA Standards and IPAC-CO2 Research Inc. are developing Canada’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of industrial emissions. The two organizations said the CCS standard will be developed by leading North American experts.

  • $1.8M to demonstrate waste-to-biofuel technology

    June 17, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Ethanol made from wood chips and debris. Photo: Enerkem MONTREAL: Enerkem Inc. is getting $1.8 million from Alberta’s Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. (CCEMC) to conduct a market demonstration project for it’s waste-to-biofuel technology. The not-for-profit CCEMC establishes or

  • Put more energy into efficiency

    June 17, 2010 by Barry Dyson and Jane Allen

    Globally, energy companies will need to make capital investments of US$26.3 trillion just in infrastructure between now and 2030. Photo: iStockphoto Long before the global financial crisis wreaked havoc across virtually every market sector, the power and utilities industry was

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    Nova Scotia exports to lead the country in 2011: EDC

    June 10, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    HALIFAX: Nova Scotia’s international exports will rebound strongly this year and outperform all other provinces in 2011, says a provincial export forecast. The Export Development Canada (EDC) says the province’s exports contracted by 26% last year but will grow 12%

  • Solar power trio collaborate on inverters and dealer training

    June 10, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Trio of companies team up to expand solar power use in Ontario.Photo: iStockphoto CALGARY: Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. is teaming up with two other players in the solar power sector to market its SUNENERGY low-voltage inverters for residential and commercial

  • Automodular extends Ford deal to 2012

    June 9, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Automodular sub-assembles, sequences and delivers engines, suspension and instrument panel modules for several Ford vehicles built in Oakville, Ont., including the Ford Flex. Photo: Ford Motor Co. AJAX, Ont.: Automodular Corp. has firmed up its Ford Motor Co. business with

  • Manufacturing job stats stable in May

    June 8, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    The CAW reports only 24% of those who lost jobs just prior to the beginning of the recession have found work, but only 30% of those jobs were full time. Photo: Chrysler TORONTO: Most recession employment in manufacturing appears to

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    US recovery depends on small business: TD Economics

    June 3, 2010 by PLANT Staff

    The recession hit small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) harder than larger firms, but according to a recent report by TD economics, SMBs are a pivotal component of the US economy, making up more than 99.7% of the nation’s firms