Reliability’s new frontier | PLANT
Mining data with new software and analysis.
Blount Canada fined $60,000 for injury during training
Worker suffered burns to the abdomen and legs from a bla1st of steam and hot water.
Manufacturers are poised for growth in 2014
PLANT’s 2014 Outlook survey shows execs are gearing up for better times.
Emergent BioSolutions acquiring biopharmaceutical Cangene for $222M
Deal complements Emergent’s development of vaccines and therapeutics.
Setting energy targets | PLANT
Three ways to reduce use and improve performance.
Davie Shipyard relaunched | PLANT
New ownership resuscitates storied, but once-troubled shipyard with high-end vessels.
Bankruptcy judge approves outline of Fisker’s Chapter 11 plan
Quick sale of the electric vehicle manufacturer remains on track.
Shooting for gold with “green jerseys” | PLANT
Nike adds recycled water bottles to its Olympic hockey uniforms.
New Ontario standards recognize polypropelyne pipe
Polypropylene pipe added to list of products approved for sanitary and storm water sewer projects.
Sunrise Propane faces sentencing for deadly Toronto plant blast
2008 blast killed one man, forced thousands of people from their homes.
Nissan looks to no frills China brand to drive revival
The Japanese automaker hopes its Venucia brand will build its share of China’s crowded auto market from 6% to 10%.
Residents urge Saskatchewan not approve proposed metals plant
They’re worried the processing plant will pollute their water supply.
Process Group fined $110,000 for worker injury at GM transmission plant
Employer found guilty of failing to prevent the movement of a conveyor that toppled during dismantling.
3-D printing prompts US House votes to renew prohibition on all plastic guns
Undetectable Firearms Act to extend the 25-year prohibition, but guns would be legal with a piece of metal in or on it.
Nov. manufacturing output grows at fastest pace since 2011: RBC PMI
Output increase buoyed by rise in new order volumes, job creation and subdued input price inflation.
US manufacturing expands at fastest pace in 2 1/2 years
Factories ramped up production, stepped up hiring and received orders at a healthy clip.
Ontario electricity rates to keep rising long term
Liberal energy plan to take $20 billion out of rate base to mitigate increases.
Give lean a lift | PLANT print issue
11 tips for rejuvenating the culture
Nautel expands into sonar with C-Tech acquisition
Both companies will expand and market their product lines.
Romania looks at buying Candu reactors
Chinese and Romanian companies sign letter of intent.
Growth Tips: Separating prospecting from selling
How to get salespeople off the revenue rollercoaster.
CAPC issues ‘Call to Action 2’ to save declining Canadian auto industry
Automotive council says it’s not too late to rescue automotive manufacturing from ‘irrelevance.’
Ottawa to eliminate deficit in 14 months, then surpluses
Flaherty forecasts a surplus of $3.7 billion in 2015-16, with a $3-billion cushion.
Bombardier unveils next-gen Montreal subway cars
Azur trains will go into service in 2014 for testing on the city’s network.
US Energy Dept loses $139M in sale of Fisker loan
The troubled electric car-maker received loans worth $192 million before funds were suspended in 2011.
Hyundai to put hydrogen vehicle on the market by 2014
Korean automaker will make the first mass-produced fuel-cell vehicle sold in the North America.
Domtar buys adult diaper maker Indas for $563M
Aims to be a leading supplier of incontinence products in Europe.
Toyota unveils hydrogen car for 2015 at Tokyo auto show
Automakers step up the competition for vehicles running on fuel cells.
Daimler pays $845 million for 12% stake in Chinese partner
Automaker looks to increase its footprint in the fast growing Chinese car market.
BMW unveils "the new MINI"
The German automaker is pumping $1.2 billion into producing the newest version of Mini in the UK.
USW, TWU merger vote falls short
The unions will maintain their strategic alliance, which they’ve shared since 2010.
Thailand cuts growth forecast on sluggish exports, auto production
Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy is likely to grow 3% this year instead of 3.8-4.3% predicted in August.