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News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations
January 6, 2021  

Thailand to expand virus testing at factories

Expand Covid-19 testing to thousands of factories in a province near Bangkok

News Food & Beverage Production
December 18, 2020  

Industry group seeks to shorten two week shutdown of Nova Scotia poultry plant

Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia seeking options for processing plant in Berwick

News Manufacturing General Technology
December 3, 2020  

Made in Canada COVID testing now available from LuminUltra

Biotech company receives Health Canada authorization for rapid, portable COVID-19 qPCR testing.

News Government General
October 14, 2020  

Alberta changing COVID-19 testing as cases continue to rise

All tests at assessment centres will be by appointment only, no more drop ins.

News Government General
October 7, 2020  

Diagnostic tech shortage contributing to Ontario’s testing backlog: Ford

Province reported 615 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 5, and five new deaths due to the virus.

News Government General
September 22, 2020  

Africa’s virus response is praised as rich nations struggle

Just over 34,000 deaths are confirmed on the continent of 1.3 billion people.

News General
July 16, 2020  

Canadian companies join forces to test shared spaces for COVID-19

New company brings together rapid-testing technology with building-design expertise

News General
May 28, 2020  

Can antibody tests tell us who is immune to COVID-19?

It’s not yet clear whether antibodies in the blood of patients who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 indicate immunity

News Manufacturing General
May 26, 2020  

Novavax trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

US company will inject 131 volunteers in first phase to test the safety of the vaccine and look for signs of its effectiveness.

News Government General
May 7, 2020  

Canada to do millionth COVID-19 test but numbers still short

Averaging 30,000 day but Tam believes provinces have the capacity to expand to 60,000.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 15, 2020  

Increase testing capacity before life can return to normal: Trudeau

Feds and public health officials focus on getting the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
March 25, 2020  

COVID-19 testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals

Global demand has outpaced the supply of reagents, Canadian health authorities and labs are seeking alternative supply chains.

Feature Automotive General Production Technology
August 27, 2018  

Quality in real time: How IIoT is changing automotive production

Defects are spotted and fixed before vehicles roll off the assembly line.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 21, 2016  

CSA Group adds new environmental testing service in Montreal

Part of specialized technologies expansion and global service offerings.

News Manufacturing General
October 26, 2015  

MFG MONTH: Intertek opens two new labs

Celebrates Manufacturing Month with tours in Mississauga and Lachine.

Tech Centre Aerospace Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
March 5, 2013  

Pratt & Whitney uncovers engine testing ruse at Israeli subsidiary

Employees doctored metallurgical tests to make engine forgings appear to meet strict standards.

News Aerospace Business Operations Operations Production Technology
March 4, 2013  

Pratt & Whitney uncovers fraudulent testing of engine parts

Employee alleges that test data has been altered over 15 years at Carmel Forge, a subsidiary based in Isreal.

News Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
June 12, 2012  

Canadian Solar ELPS solar modules to be tested in Germany

Research plant will check high-efficiency modules in lower temperature conditions.

News Aerospace Business Operations Operations Technology
February 1, 2012  

$50M for GE aircraft engine centre in Winnipeg

General Electric has opened a new $50 million aircraft engine testing, research and development centre in Winnipeg that could eventually create up to 50 jobs.

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
June 30, 2011  

Handling grease: A no-mixer

Keeping grease clean and dry is a no-brainer. And as a general rule, greases should never be mixed; however, sometimes it is unavoidable.

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
July 6, 2010  

Tech Tip: Verifying chiller motor conditions

This time of year many plants are starting up their chillers. Common testing for electric motors includes vibration analysis for mechanical components and insulation resistance (Meg-Ohm) testing for winding insulation.

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
May 27, 2010  

Tech Tip: testing DC armatures

DC armatures are the most time-consuming components to test, but they are also the easiest.

Tech Centre General
May 6, 2010  

SJ-210 provides quick, accurate roughness testing

Testing surface roughness up to 0.75 mm/s. Photo: Mitutoyo