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February 6, 2014  

Bombardier awarded London Crossrail bid for 65 Aventra trains

The trains will be built at Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane facility in Derby, retaining up to 760 UK manufacturing jobs.

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February 4, 2014  

Airbus Helicopters in Fort Erie adds a production line and 40 jobs

Former Eurocopter Canada wins a global mandate for engine cowlings for the EC225.

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February 3, 2014  

Chrysler Canada says January sales up 4% from 2013

The automaker sold 17,698 vehicles in Canada last month, up from 17,013 in January 2013.

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February 3, 2014  

Pace of manufacturing growth slows: RBC

January RBC PMI reading was 51.7 on a seasonally adjusted basis, down from 53.5 in December.

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January 31, 2014  

Ballard to supply zero emission fuel cell modules for buses in Europe

FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cell modules will be used as range extenders in Poland-based Solaris’ electric buses.

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January 30, 2014  

Acklands-Grainger offers “The Works” to customers and suppliers

MRO expo celebrates 125-year anniversary with a focus on productivity, sustainability and safety.

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January 29, 2014  

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer to close Pittsburgh plant, cut 62 jobs

Layoffs at the plant east of Pittsburgh started in 2009 when 141 workers lost their jobs.

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January 28, 2014  

400 temporary layoffs avoided at Regina Evraz plant

Rescinded layoff notices were issue during an overstock due to backlogs on exports by rail.

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January 23, 2014  

FerroAtlantica to invest $375M in Quebec plant

Spanish company cites inducements as discounted hydroelectricity rates and a 10-year tax holiday.

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January 22, 2014  

Dassault Aviation pitches Harper government on CF 18 replacement

French aircraft manufacturer offers lower long-term support costs, and the aircraft is production.

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January 21, 2014  

CAE sets record for full-flight simulator sales

43 sold in fiscal 2014 so far, five new contracts worth $70 million.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
January 20, 2014  

PSA Peugeot Citroen close to partnership with China’s Dongfeng Motor

Partnership could increase the struggling French automaker’s capital by $4.1 billion.

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January 20, 2014  

Malaysia eases curbs on production of small, energy efficient cars

New auto policy aims to raise total industry production to 1.25 million vehicles and exports to 250,000 vehicles by 2020.

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January 16, 2014  

Magna chief seeks further improvements in European operations

Canadian autoparts manufacturer expects to close and consolidate some of its facilities in Europe.

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January 15, 2014  

GM benefiting from giving engineers greater sway, new product chief says

Mark Reuss says the automaker will continue to crank out winning vehicles with incoming CEO Mary Barra leading the charge.

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January 15, 2014  

Magna International plans US$1.4 billion in capital spending

The automaker’s sales projections are in line with company and analyst estimates for last year’s revenue.

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January 14, 2014  

Chrysler considering major upgrade at Windsor minivan plant

Automaker says it is in talks with Canadian governments about incentives to offset higher costs in Canada.

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January 13, 2014  

Judge orders auction for Fisker, rejects private sale to Hybrid

Bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross refused to accept Hybrid’s plan to use $75 million it says it’s owed as Fisker’s senior secured lender as a credit bid for Fisker’s assets.

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January 13, 2014  

Honeywell acknowledges investigation into fighter jet parts made in China

Inquiry involves electronics manufactured for the government’a new F-35 fighter planes.

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January 9, 2014  

Wanxiang says it would build next-gen Fisker EV in Delaware

That’s music to the ears of Delaware politicians, who announced with great fanfare in 2009 that Fisker would revive vehicle production.

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January 9, 2014  

Chinese auto parts maker increases bid for Fisker

The fight heats up for troubled electric car maker.

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January 7, 2014  

Wyoming charging station opens pickup truck country to Tesla electric cars

The electric car-maker is installing supercharging stations in remote regions across the US, including a Wyoming town with a population of 1,557.

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January 7, 2014  

BlackBerry’s QNX, automakers developing synthetic engine sounds

The technology replicates the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.

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January 6, 2014  

Boeing contract secures coveted plane, but deals blow to labour influence

Union members have approved an 8-year contract extension with Boeing to build the 777X and the plane’s composite wings.

Tech Centre Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
December 30, 2013  

Selecting synthetic lubes

Be aware of differences to mineral lubes.

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December 18, 2013  

BlackBerry taps SAP executive as new president of global enterprise

The arrival of John Sims is a counterpoint to recent executive departures at the troubled smartphone-maker.

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December 17, 2013  

Inside GM’s huge investments in five US facilities

$1.3 billion investment brings automaker’s total spending on US manufacturing plants to $2.8 billion in 2013.

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December 17, 2013  

Dynaplas Ltd. acquires Peterborough’s Chilton Precision Inc.

Chilton will continue as a separate standalone business unit.

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December 16, 2013  

Essar Steel Algoma gets pension relief from Ontario government

Regulation allows for fixed payments over the next three years and extends amortization period to 2024.

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December 16, 2013  

Retiring GM CEO says taxpayers gained on bailout even with paper loss

Dan Akerson says taxpayers would have had to pick up the company’s $26 billion pension obligation if the automaker went under.

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December 16, 2013  

Fries with that? | PLANT

What McDonalds teaches us about robust, lean processes.

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December 12, 2013  

CIEN: What’s new in lighting technologies

Industrial lighting technologies from Patlite and Lind Equipment.