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News Manufacturing Operations Production
December 27, 2020  

US plants hope to maintain production despite virus threat

Safeguards that were put in place after the initial wave of the virus

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 26, 2020  

Ford pushes for factory restart, unions not so sure

One Mexico facility and four in the US, not Oakville, Ont. plant.

News Manufacturing General
March 23, 2020  

Factories pivot to fight coronavirus, but challenges abound

…but redirecting plants to make completely different products will take a long time and a huge effort.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 16, 2020  

German officials agree plan to exit coal-fired power by 2038

Reviews will be carried out in 2026 and 2029 to determine whether an exit can happen three years before the final deadline.

News Automotive General
June 27, 2019  

GM to upgrade assembly plants ahead of new pickup, SUV lines

It’s increasing capacity, improving operating efficiencies and making other upgrades at US plants.

News General
April 23, 2019  

Honda slows Accord, Civic production as buyers shift to SUVs

Will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 5, 2018  

Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at US Ford plants

Automakers also in talks about an alliance to build commercial vehicles that could lead to other ventures.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
November 28, 2018  

Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs

Several hundred of the workers will be moved to truck and SUV factories where jobs are being added.

News Manufacturing General
June 20, 2017  

Maybe we aren’t alone! NASA finds 10 more planets that could have life

Kepler telescope discovers seven Earth-size planets that circle stars just like ours.

News Manufacturing General
February 25, 2014  

Obama to announce new manufacturing hubs

Institutes in Chicago and near Detroit will combine public, private resources to foster innovation.

News Business Operations Operations Production
January 27, 2014  

Lafarge Canada acquires cement plants from James Dick Construction Ltd.

James Dick Concrete to continue operating as a separate brand in Ontario.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Production
January 21, 2014  

CCL Industries buying four US plants for $77.8M

Labelling and packaging plants will become part of CCL Label’s home and personal care business.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
November 7, 2013  

Volvo plots return to the US market next year

The Swedish automaker is in the midst of an $11 billion turnaround plan that it hopes will double worldwide sales to 800,000 by 2020.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Sustainability Technology
November 1, 2013  

Resolute seeks more cost savings despite job cuts

Paper-maker will cut up to 170 jobs at plants in Ontario and Quebec.

News Energy Operations Sustainability
October 30, 2013  

Ontario PCs to test confidence of the Liberal government

Non-binding motion would gauge Wynne governments standing with legislature.

News Energy Operations Sustainability
October 17, 2013  

Chinese companies allowed majority ownership of British nuclear power plants

UK finance minister says involvement would likely start with a minority stake

News Aerospace Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
October 3, 2013  

United Technologies may furlough 5,000 + due to government shutdown

Pratt & Whitney among the divisions to follow if the disruption continues into next week.

News Business Operations Technology
September 5, 2013  

Doctors citing health problems demand Alberta phase out coal plants

TransAlta Utilities says 2006 university study found no health difference in people living near plants.

News General
July 18, 2013  

Cronus Chemicals proposes $1.2B fertilizer plant for Illinois

Fertilizer industry bringing factories back to US, but Texas blast highlights safety concerns.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
June 14, 2013  

Summer job market heating up, especially in manufacturing: BMO

Survey shows plants among mostly likely to hire students, recent grads.

News Operations
May 17, 2013  

OPG’s Q1 net income drops to $28M from $154M in 2012

Lower earnings from nuclear funds, higher operating costs to blame.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability
May 15, 2013  

[EDITORIAL] Alberta’s oil sands and Al Gore’s reckless spewing

His efforts would be best applied to the dirty business going on in his own backyard.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Sustainability
February 15, 2013  

Wynne calls for new gas plant controversy committee

Ontario Premier willing to appear, denies any involvement.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production
January 30, 2013  

Daimler Trucks warns workers of potential layoffs in US

Layoffs expected just a year after the truck-maker recalled 1,100 workers at its Cleveland plant.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
October 16, 2012  

Foxconn finds underage interns at China factory

Some as young as 14. An investigation is underway.

News Energy Sustainability
October 4, 2012  

EU nuclear plants need work: could cost $32B

Report says 145 reactors require safety improvements.

News Business Operations Operations Technology
September 11, 2012  

Profitability index edges up 0.2% in August

Conference Board of Canada index shows automotive manufacturers put in a strong performance.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
September 11, 2012  

45 New Flyer Xcelsiors heading for San Francisco

40-foot diesel electrics to be built in Minnesota.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability
September 5, 2012  

Kent to weaken emissions rules for coal fired power

Environment Minister to announce new rules to ensure coal power is as clean as natural gas.

News Electronics Manufacturing Business Operations
September 4, 2012  

Samsung to examine labour practices at Chinese suppliers

Samsung to examine labour practices at Chinese suppliers

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations Operations Production Technology
August 16, 2012  

GM subsidiary Opel says it’s in talks to reduce hours at two plants

German plants affected employ more than 15,000 people.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
July 17, 2012  

Héroux-Devtek sells aerostructure and industrial products lines for $300M

Quebec aerospace company to focus on landing gear operations.