• Consortium looking for wind and solar suppliers

    February 3, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    More wind power part of Ontario’s green energy plan. Photo: PLANT Stock TORONTO: The Korean Consortium that intends to build green power generating facilities in Ontario has begun negotiations with several established wind and solar power companies to expedite development

  • Podcast content ideas

    January 28, 2010 by Andrew Shedden

    Once you take the leap and decide you want to create a podcast, the first step is to weigh your content options. 
What’s the purpose of your podcast? Some examples are: to promote your brand, to explain your product benefits

  • Sunergy innovation CSA-certified

    January 28, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Sustainable Energy’s technology lowers the voltage of solar PV systems. Photo: Sustainable Energy TORONTO: Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd.’s SUNERGY LV (low voltage) and SUNERGY ELV (extra low voltage) inverters are now commercially available for sale and installation across North America.

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    Toyota recall shuts down Canadian production

    January 28, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    A RAV4 on the assembly line at Toyota’s Woodstock, Ont. plant.Photo: Toyota TORONTO: A sticking accelerator pedal on eight of its models has prompted Toyota Canada Inc. to shut down production at several plants and instruct its dealers to temporarily

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    Fastest-growing manufacturers: Join the PROFIT 100

    January 21, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Attention PLANT readers: If your company is among the hardy manufacturers who not only survived the last year, but showed impressive growth (100% or more) over the past five years, you may belong among Canada’s fastest growing companies ranked in

  • Nestlé unveils new plastic-reduced beverage bottle

    January 20, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Pure Life bottles will be made with even less plastic. Photo: Nestle Waters Canada PUSLINCH, Ont.: Nestlé Waters Canada has unveiled what it describes as one of the lightest such containers in the Canadian beverage industry: its next-generation 500-millilitre Eco-Shape bottle.

  • Feds dish out more SODP funding

    January 20, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    GUELPH, Ont.: The federal government is continuing to distribute funds to Ontario manufacturers through its Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP). Hammond Power Solutions Inc. in Guelph, Ont. has received almost $1.5 million to expand its operations and add a research

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    SIA buys into P&W new green engine for CSeries

    January 19, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    A cutaway view of Pratt & Whitney’s PW1000G engine destined for Bombardier’s CSeries fuel-efficient aircraft. Photo: Pratt & Whitney MONTREAL: Pratt & Whitney has sold a stake in its more fuel-efficient PW1000G engine to a Singapore aerospace maintenance and overhaul

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    Prairie consumers most optimistic about economy

    January 14, 2010 by PLANT

    TORONTO: Folks in Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the least concerned about losing their jobs, according to the December RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook. The report, which measures job anxiety, pegs the two Prairie Provinces as the lowest in Canada at 7%,

  • EU-Canada trade talks: the devil is in the details

    January 14, 2010 by Robert Gallagher

    Robert Gallagher, editor at large, keeping an eye on EU-Canada trade talks. In an age where coupling the words economic and crisis comes as naturally as the union of rhythm and blues or bacon and eggs, ticking off the projected

  • Lakeside Steel increases production, recalls employees

    January 14, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    WELLAND, Ont.: Lakeside Steel Inc. has increased production on its Stretch Reduction Mill by adding additional production shifts to meet stronger demand for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) products. The Welland, Ont. manufacturer of tubular steel products has also recalled

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    Biofuel process to develop sugar substitute, cellulose ethanol

    January 14, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    WATERDOWN, Ont.: SunOpta BioProcess Inc. will get up to $5.5 million in federal in funding for the construction of a biofuel pilot plant somewhere in Southern Ontario.  The funding from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) will go towards demonstrating

  • Oil sands not as dirty as some assert

    January 14, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Stack emissions from oil sands processing plants.Photo: Global Forest Watch OTTAWA: Don’t blame just Alberta’s oil sands for the Canada’s rising greenhouse gas emissions. A new Conference Board of Canada report says there’s a need for improvement in every link

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    Global auto execs see industry stabilization ahead

    January 7, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Estimated overcapacity in North America ranges from 11% to a high of 30%. Photo: Ford TORONTO: After a very tough 2009 for the global automotive industry, senior executives see stabilization over the next five years, with growth and new investment

  • Talk your way to prospects

    January 7, 2010 by Andrew Shedden

    Does the thought of writing content for your website fill you with dread? Well, if you can talk you can produce content that just might be the answer you’re looking for.
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