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June 5, 2017  

US factory orders slipped in April, investment weak

Demand for heavy machinery, iron and steel, and commercial airplanes declines.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
November 21, 2016  

Wholesale sales falls 1.2% in September: StatsCan

Machinery, equipment and supplies subsector posts largest drop, down by 4% to $10.9 billion.

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October 25, 2016  

Alberta taps climate levy fund to help farmers reduce GHG emissions

Province will spend $10 million to expand existing programs to encourage the use energy efficient equipment and solar power.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations
September 17, 2016  

Benefits of vibration monitoring

Vibration measurements relate to the probability of equipment bearing failure.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Production
April 20, 2016  

Wholesale sales fall 2.2% in February: StatsCan

Machinery, equipment and supplies subsector posted the biggest drop.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 29, 2016  

German union seeks 5% raise for millions of workers

Demands come ahead of negotiations starting March 9 for automotive and machinery workers.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General Operations Production
October 6, 2015  

Rolls-Royce plans $600M upgrade at Indianapolis plant

Renovation will reduce its costs by replacing infrastructure and equipment dating back to World War II.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
July 6, 2015  

Private sector capital spending to drop 7% in 2015: StatsCan

Manufacturers plan to increase spending by 2.7% to $17.5 billion.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General Operations Production
May 21, 2015  

EDC predicts Alta. exports will bounce back in 2016

Forecast predicts 25% drop in energy exports and a 23% drop in natural gas exports this year.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 12, 2015  

Fibreglass manufacturer loaned $310K to expand in NB

Expected to create up to 40 new jobs over four years.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
April 20, 2015  

Feds eliminate remaining machinery, equipment tariffs

Latest round of tariff cuts expected to generate $450 million in tax savings for manufacturers.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
April 15, 2015  

Soucy Group gets $9M for productivity, product development

Repayable contributions will be used to expand factories, acquire manufacturing equipment.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
January 22, 2014  

Big biz urges Tories to spend anticipated surplus carefully

A national labour strategy, levelling the corporate tax field and ratifying trade deals must be priorities.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Sustainability Technology
September 19, 2013  

Flaherty releases details on capital cost allowance extension

The measure has been used by about 25,000 Canadian businesses to buy new machinery.

News Business Operations Operations Technology
December 13, 2012  

Manufacturers are primed for business growth in 2013

PLANT’s 2013 Business Outlook Survey shows senior executives are investing and banking on higher profits.

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August 24, 2012  

GM invests $220 million in Ohio plants

Automaker updating plants and preserving jobs to build next generation Chevy Cruze.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
February 29, 2012  

US cuts machinery and equipment spending

Demand for capital goods tumbles 4.5%

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
February 10, 2012  

StatsCan reports $2.7 billion trade surplus

Merchandise exports rise 4.5 per cent in November while imports up only 0.8 per cent, increasing Canada’s trade surplus by $1.5 billion.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations
November 29, 2011  

Canadian auto industry investment down sharply

Mexico by contrast gets $3B worth in last six months

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November 10, 2011  

Canada scores first trade surplus since January

Canada recorded its first trade surplus in months in September as exports grew 4.2%, while imports declined 0.3%, reports Statistics Canada.

News Business Operations
January 17, 2011  

Manufacturing a key driver in 2011: CIBC

The manufacturing sector is in position to start to take over driving Canada’s economic growth from “an exhausted consumer and restrained government,” says a CIBC World Markets Inc. forecast.