New California bridge gets sensors to gather earthquake data
About 75 seismic sensors will measure forces imparted on the span.
BC earthquake preparedness progressing slowly
Likelihood of another serious quake happening in the next 50 years is one in 10.
Earthquake shuts down Alberta gas plant
Keyara Corp.’s Strachan gas plant flared off excess gas when it lost power, but there was no damage.
Japan pledges action to stop radioactive water leaks from nuclear plant
Trade Minister Motegi blames leaks on lax maintenance by the plant’s operator.
Japan’s TEPCO admits radioactive water leak into sea
Spikes in radiation levels in seawater samples taken at Fukushima nuclear plant.
Japanese cabinet panel calls to phase out nuclear power
Phasing out nuclear power in the next 30 years is part of a major overhaul to it’s energy policy following last year’s meltdowns at Fukushima.
Canadian auto sales up 4.7% in July
Automakers boost incentives, Japanese brands rally.
Honda to recycle rare earths from hybrid batteries
Japanese automaker says green initiative a first for the industry
Forklifts made for nuke clean-up
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks in Houston has developed two special heavy duty forklifts with radiation-shielded cabins to handle contaminated rubble at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Toyota Canada at full production by September
Toyota says its North American plants will return to full production in September, more than a month earlier than expected.
Japan’s aftershocks ripple through global economy
The earthquake that devastated the northeastern region of Japan on March 11 is also a harsh reminder to manufacturers of the risks they face in global markets.
Viceroy ships housing relief to Japan
Viceroy Homes has manufactured and shipped the first lot of pre-fabricated temporary housing units that will help house survivors displaced by Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Quake update: Automakers expand production cutbacks
The supply chain aftershocks of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11 continue as both Toyota and Honda adjust their European, North American and China production plans.
Japan’s recovery offers opportunities for auto parts
Japanese automakers will be evaluating their global supply chains following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant disasters, which will impact Canadian auto parts suppliers.
Quake update: No lay-offs expected at Ont. Toyota, Honda plants
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association is anticipating at least some disruption of parts to Japanese automakers’ manufacturing operations in Canada and the US.
Toyota, Honda assessing quake’s impact on operations
The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on Friday has prompted Toyota and Honda to close plants in Japan, but it’s too early to assess how their North American operations will be affected.