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News Manufacturing Metals Business Operations General
March 20, 2019  

Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyber attack

Norsk Hydro’s plants in Europe and the US were isolated and switched to manual operations.

News Automotive Transportation Business Operations General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Technology
January 2, 2019  

Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates

Automaker is cutting prices by $2,000 to offset the phase-out of federal electric vehicle tax credits.

News Business Operations
January 2, 2019  

‘Lots of hugs’ as shuttered Cape Breton call centre reopens under new ownership

About 275 people were expected to report for work at the site of the former ServiCom centre.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General
November 8, 2018  

Are you a small manufacturer thinking of partnering?

Here are five tips for business owners to help make the right choices.

Tech Centre Electronics Business Operations Operations Technology
July 12, 2018  

SYSPRO paves the way for digital transformation in latest ERP Release

Software developer SYSPRO says it has spent the past 18 months analyzing the interface of next-generation technology in the context of how the new wave of millennial users operate in the workforce.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General
February 26, 2018  

Play it smart: Cyber secure your plant

New technologies offer many benefits but increase the risk of data breaches.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General
September 20, 2017  

Unintended and painful, consequences of a $15/hr minimum wage

Government-mandated increases tend to lead employers to reduce worker count.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General
August 23, 2017  

Injury and wellness: what are employers spending on prevention?

The Institute for Work and Health is conducting a comprehensive study that aims to find benchmarks across sectors.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations
August 22, 2017  

Our $38-million-a-day gift to Americans

Donald Trump says Canada’s energy exports are unfair to the US, but he’s clearly unaware that we’ve given Americans the biggest trade gift ever…

Feature Automotive Government Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Sustainability
August 21, 2017  

Electric vehicle subsidies: MEI says they’re expensive and ineffective

Subsidizing EV costs up to 29 times the carbon market price per tonne of GHGs eliminated.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
August 19, 2017  

NAFTA negotiation: get ready to rumble

If this were a wrestling spectacle, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto would be the handsome, but lightweight tag team locked in a cage and improbably matched against the orange-masked gigantic villain, Donald Trump.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
August 17, 2017  

Get organized: shadow boards improve plant productivity

Set up tools as runners, repeaters and strangers to save time and effort.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
August 17, 2017  

Details count: focus on fine points to reduce rework

Getting them right ensures you deliver what the customer wants.

Feature Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability Technology
August 16, 2017  

Auto disruption: APMA focuses on tech, trade and Trump

The automotive parts association’s annual conference for suppliers set a positive note despite uncertainties globally and closer to home.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations
August 16, 2017  

When an employee is terminated: tips for achieving a successful full and final release

A termination package should be strategically structured and include a comprehensive release.

Insight Energy Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

Sinking the west coast oil tanker traffic myth

The expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline

Feature Government Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
July 4, 2017  

West coast revival: Seaspan leads Canada’s NSS

A national shipbuilding strategy to renew Canada’s naval and coast guard fleets is paying dividends coast-to-coast.

Feature Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

Softwood dispute redux – it’s time to secure new lumber markets

Victory in the latest trade battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

Interesting times, be prepared

Topping the list of troubling factors is trade disruption as NAFTA goes under the knife and the possibility of a border tax.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Production
June 26, 2017  

Prepare for an attack: lessons learned from Verizon-Yahoo ordeal

Without adequate remedial actions in place, cyber attacks can impact organizations in many ways.

Feature Aerospace Automotive Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability Technology
June 23, 2017  

New projects boost innovation: aerospace, automotive and entrepreneurs targeted

Incubators, accelerators, and developers collaborate with industry and academia to nurture research and development.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability Technology
June 22, 2017  

Innovation highlights: what’s in it for you?

Accessing funding for innovation and R&D is a lot easier.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
June 22, 2017  

Building better supervisors: certificate program boosts plant floor leadership

The EMC-Harvard course develops critical thinking, leadership and management skills, while delivering ROI and other benefits.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
June 22, 2017  

Marijuana on the job: time to update your alcohol and drug policies

Prepare for workplace issues related to the medical and recreational use of marijuana.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
June 19, 2017  

Not business as usual

Reinvigorating NAFTA must be left to politics, clearer heads and fate, but whatever the outcome, companies should direct their attention to issues over which they have some control.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Technology
April 22, 2017  

Is technology killing jobs? Relax, no doomsday scenario here

A C.D. Howe Institute report finds some industries’ occupations will be disrupted more than others.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
April 21, 2017  

Build your skills: government funding is available – be proactive

Getting serious about workforce training? Here are some programs to get your company started.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
April 20, 2017  

Changes to NAFTA: how will renegotiation affect your business

Be proactive and prepare by focusing on your trade profile and engaging with other stakeholders.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
April 19, 2017  

Reasons to be optimistic: opportunities despite the uncertainties

The US economy is performing well, the loonie is fairly low and emerging markets appear to be strong.

Feature Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
April 15, 2017  

Cleared for lift off

Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X secures Mirabel jobs.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
April 14, 2017  

Ontario cuts hydro costs, but most manufacturers are left out

The plan to cut hydro rates by 25% shifts costs of up to $25 billion to future taxpayers.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
March 20, 2017  

Meet CME’s new CEO: Dennis Darby takes the helm

Initial work will be focused on engagement and communication, while growing the CME’s membership base.