Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyber attack
Norsk Hydro’s plants in Europe and the US were isolated and switched to manual operations.
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.
‘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.
Are you a small manufacturer thinking of partnering?
Here are five tips for business owners to help make the right choices.
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.
Play it smart: Cyber secure your plant
New technologies offer many benefits but increase the risk of data breaches.
Unintended and painful, consequences of a $15/hr minimum wage
Government-mandated increases tend to lead employers to reduce worker count.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Get organized: shadow boards improve plant productivity
Set up tools as runners, repeaters and strangers to save time and effort.
Details count: focus on fine points to reduce rework
Getting them right ensures you deliver what the customer wants.
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.
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.
Sinking the west coast oil tanker traffic myth
The expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline…
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.
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.
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.
Prepare for an attack: lessons learned from Verizon-Yahoo ordeal
Without adequate remedial actions in place, cyber attacks can impact organizations in many ways.
New projects boost innovation: aerospace, automotive and entrepreneurs targeted
Incubators, accelerators, and developers collaborate with industry and academia to nurture research and development.
Innovation highlights: what’s in it for you?
Accessing funding for innovation and R&D is a lot easier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Build your skills: government funding is available – be proactive
Getting serious about workforce training? Here are some programs to get your company started.
Changes to NAFTA: how will renegotiation affect your business
Be proactive and prepare by focusing on your trade profile and engaging with other stakeholders.
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.
Cleared for lift off
Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X secures Mirabel jobs.
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.
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.