Russel Metals earns $18M in Q3, despite sales decline
Costs were cut, BC real estate sold line pipe inventory offloaded as business gradually recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales down 0.1% in October
Sales were down in seven of 21 the industries tracked.
Rio Tinto Alcan fined $100,000 for chemical release in Saguenay River
Pleaded guilty to violating a subsection of the Fisheries Act.
Trudeau applauds united front in battle against US steel, aluminum tariffs
Emphasized Canada and US economies would suffer from trade restrictions.
Worker struck by flying metal, Montreal company fined $60,000
Spin area on a lathe wasn’t guarded or shielded to provide protection from swarf.
Planned Saskatchewan metal refinery runs into opposition
Residents skeptical about disposal of byproducts in underground wells.
Commodity prices end 2013 weak, but US growth is promising
Scotiabank Commodity Price Index points to a bottoming in early 2014.
Blount Canada fined $60,000 for injury during training
Worker suffered burns to the abdomen and legs from a bla1st of steam and hot water.
Exports, imports down in October, trade surplus hits $75M
Transportation related industries contributed to the decline in exports: Statistics Canada.
3-D printing: The next revolution in manufacturing?
Technology could change how things are made and by whom.
New technologies drive rising automotive electronics imports: Scotiabank
Canada on track for vehicle sales of 1.66 million vehicles for 2013.
Rio Tinto abandons planned $4 billion Quebec plant
Iron and titanium plant would have created 400 jobs.
China imposes anti-dumping duties on US, EU chemical company
Two chemicals used for metal cleansing, paint stripping, dry cleaning and printing.
Mining in Canada’s North to double by 2020
Conference Board forecasts overall mining output will grow by 91%, or 7.5% annually, until 2020.
Achtung! German metal workers strike over pay
A union representing German metal workers has called on thousands of its members to begin two days of strikes over demands for better pay.
Timminco finds possible buyer, short-term funds
Insolvent Timminco and its Becancour Silicon subsidiary have received a commitment for US$4.25 million to fund the insolvent specialty metal producers’ operations while they restructure under court protection from creditors.
Thordon Bearings builds its global business making rudder and shaftline products that use seawater for lubrication.
Avior signs $40M aircraft parts deal
Avior Integrated Products Inc. plans to create 30 new jobs in Quebec after the private company won a $40 million contract to build structural components for Bombardier Aerospace.
New metals research lab opens in Hamilton
The Government of Canada has opened a $40-million state-of-the-art federal laboratory that will provide technology and innovation support to industries that manufacture mineral and metal products.
Clean at sonic speed
Tech Sonic Services Ltd.’s ultrasonic cleaning technology extends product…