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.
Employee engagement: create owners and form natural work groups
Manage rules, create owners out of employees and organize natural work groups to enhance the benefits of lean.
Flow Water’s commitment to mindful hydration
Flow Water commits to the environment with a high-quality healthy beverage in a Tetra Pak container.
Build your skills: government funding is available – be proactive
Getting serious about workforce training? Here are some programs to get your company started.
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.
Youth under-employment: an opportunity to fill skills gaps
Young people looking for a way out of dead-end employment represent the next generation of skilled workers.
Aurora Sky rolls a big one
A new 800,000 square-foot greenhouse facility will have an annual capacity equivalent to almost 313 million joints.
Building success by engaging employees
AGNORA focuses on employee well-being to eliminate traditional problems related to absenteeism and skills shortages.
Is this “good-bye” Ontario?
Coalition calls for government action as soaring energy and carbon costs drive small and mid-sized companies out of the province.
Continuous improvement isn’t enough: Industry 4.0 sets a new bar
Technology allows manufacturers to consider their processes differently, and drastically improve upon them.
Leverage legal issues: innovating in a complex regulatory environment
Take advantage of legal issues to boost value and minimize IP risks.
Your workforce is aging: what you need to know about adapting
As manufacturing workforces age, employers will face a number of issues that will have to be addressed.
Maintaining electrical systems: is your workplace as safe as you think?
A good electrical maintenance program is based on the new CSA Z463 industry standard.
Visitors are your best auditors: feedback delivers opportunities for improvement
Fresh eye of new employees, suppliers, sales reps and customers are always the best to question or confirm the effectiveness of processes.
Playing it smart: Germany, US jump on the digital factory
Most companies see it as key to reducing costs and increasing productivity.
Learning curve: not on the customer’s time
If a company is willing to let employees look incompetent in front of customers, it’s going to lose revenue when they go elsewhere.
When disaster strikes…top up your D&O liability coverage
Company directors and officers sometimes find their personal assets are at risk when D&O coverage protecting the company run out.
Will trade get Trumped? Play it cool with ‘America First’
Companies are still optimistic about sales but many are concerned about potential US protectionist policies.
Living in interesting times
Now that Donald Trump is officially ensconced in the…
Train the trainer: get the job done with TWI
TWI programs are in the public domain, so they can be used freely, without charge.
Why hoses fail: common problems and practical solutions
A fluid power expert identifies potential failures and how to deal with them.
Workplace violence: what you need to know
It’s a problem that disrupts the workplace and devastates the victims, its consequences immediately and potentially long term.
Managing customer demand: leverage your enterprise excellence tools
Make it easier and less stressful for your customer to do business with you.
Confidence with caution: growth predicted, Industry 4.0 adoption lags
Manufacturers are primed to grow their businesses but are cautious about investments next year.
Industrie 2030: CME’s plan to double output and exports
Manufacturers would generate $1.2 trillion in manufacturing output over 15 years.
Counterfeiter issues? XRCC experts are on the job
The Xerox Research Centre of Canada has developed advanced materials to meet manufacturers’ security challenges.
OTTO-mating material handling: Clearpath transforms in-plant logistics
The Waterloo, Ont. innovator’s self-driving vehicles help manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0.
FABTECH Canada 2018
Meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products…
North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing…