• Green from start to finish

    June 29, 2009 by Corinne Lynds, PLANT

    The Cascades Tissue Group is the fourth largest producer of tissue paper in North America. Photo: Corinne Lynds With the Obama government’s focus on environmental concerns, more manufacturers will be scrambling to catch a ride on the “green” bandwagon as

  • How to Reduce Water Consumption in Cleaning, Cooling and Moisturizing Operations

    June 29, 2009 by Spraying Systems Co.

    Topics covered include:• Understanding the costly ramifications of using worn nozzles• How improved maintenance can save tens of thousands of gallons of water annually• When to replace open hoses with spray guns• How automated cleaning of totes, tanks, vats and

  • The 5 Ways To Reduce Costs of Your Industrial Vehicle Fleet

    June 29, 2009 by I.D. Systems Inc.

    This whitepaper looks reducing the costs of forklift fleets, including the following issues: • Common industry challenges • Definition of a Vehicle Management System (VMS) • Ways to reduce costs in the areas of: – Labor – Fleet size –

  • Keeping your turbines up to speed

    June 24, 2009 by Steve Gahbauer

    Turbines need plenty of attention. You’ll keep them running efficiently by understanding the types, systems, maintenance issues and lubrication needs, and applying the best troubleshooting techniques. Turbines are grouped as steam, conventional and aero derivative gas, gas and steam-combined cycle

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    AutoPlant is ONLINE

    June 22, 2009 by

    • It pays to be nice to suppliers: Planning Perspectives Inc.’s annual supplier relations survey shows suppliers will go the extra 100 kilometres for OEMs that are truly collaborative and fair.• Ontario invests in automotive jobs: Not all the news

  • It pays to be nice to suppliers

    June 18, 2009 by PLANT STAFF

    Toyota is no longer first with automotive suppliers. Results of an annual OEM supplier relations study puts Japanese rival Honda in the top spot, occupied by Toyota since 2002, and Ford leading US OEMs with the highest rating ever achieved.

  • ZENN: Not just another granola-lovin’ automaker

    June 18, 2009 by Corinne Lynds, AutoPlant

    With increasing focus on environmental initiatives, new vehicle emission regulations and energy efficiency, it’s nearly impossible to escape the buzz surrounding electric vehicles. In fact, tracking which international automaker will be first to market has become the pet project for

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    Global Forecast Update

    June 16, 2009 by Scotiabank

    The global economy is transitioning from recession to recovery, with renewed output growth just around the corner. Click here

  • Better Research for Better Business

    June 9, 2009 by Canadian Council of Academes

    Canadian research in the field of management, business, and finance (MBF) ranks above the world average but there is little direct application of this research outside of the academic community. Download the report

  • Excessive tax complexity hurts Canadian businesses

    June 3, 2009 by PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Click here for a copy of Total Tax Contribution 2008 — Canada’s tax regime: complexity and competitiveness in difficult times.

  • Top ten trends driving order fulfilment

    May 26, 2009 by DEMATIC

  • Honey Bee harvests lean success

    May 21, 2009 by Corinne Lynds

    What do you do when business is so good, orders have outstripped your capacity on the shop floor and there isn’t much time to ramp up production to meet the increased demand? That’s the challenge Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd. faced

  • EarthRenew unleashes cow power

    May 21, 2009 by Noelle Stapinsky

    Capturing gas from biological waste to create energy has been experimented with for centuries. In fact, one of the first noted anaerobic digestion systems—a process that breaks down biodegradable materials to create methane and carbon dioxide biogas as a replacement

  • Editorial: Industry needs a uniform standard

    May 21, 2009 by Joe Terrett

    Let’s not presume the abundant supply of oil deposited in Alberta’s oil sands—a supply second only to Saudi Arabia’s reserves—will continue to be an easy sell in the energy hungry US. The Canadian and Alberta governments must heed the flashing