Volkswagen facing ‘massive’ shortage of electronic parts
Supply bottleneck caused by a shortage of semiconductor components
Cogiscan expands partnership with ASM
New collaboration enables out-of-the-box CFX integration
Alberta expands its self-isolation hotel program
COVID-19 cases soared at meat packing plant outbreaks earlier this year
Slaughter options at crisis level for BC farmers
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Industry group seeks to shorten two week shutdown of Nova Scotia poultry plant
Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia seeking options for processing plant in Berwick
Nature’s Path installs far-UVC light technology in its NA facilities
Becomes first food manufacturing company to install tech that helps protect employees in real-time
Tyson fires managers for betting on COVID cases
Iowa pork plant cans 7 top staffers after conducting pandemic betting inquiry
The paper industry must retool
Diversification and innovation are necessary to succeed in emerging packaging applications
Norbord to resume production at Chambord, QC
The restart of the Chambord mill will enable Norbord to optimize production at its two Quebec mills and to more effectively serve customers in eastern Canada and the northeastern US.
Manufacturing sales edged up 0.3% in October
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales in October were unchanged
West Virginia chemical plant blast kills 1, injures 3
Optima Chemicals employee lost in tragedy last week
Canadian Natural to boost oil, gas output 5% on higher $3.2B budget
Increased drilling program a result of no curtailment and a current improved outlook for commodity prices in 2021.
Federal officials hear arguments on Enbridge pipeline tunnel
Canadian pipeline company wants to drill a nearly 6.4-kilometre tunnel through bedrock under the Straits of Mackinac.
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Canada calls US softwood duties unfair, unjustified, despite reduction
US Department of Commerce imposes countervailing duties of nearly 9%, down from just over 20%.
May be no need for Trans Mountain expansion: Canada Energy Regulator
Under an evolving scenario, Line 3 alone is enough added capacity to handle an 15% increase before peaking in 2039.
US Army Corps of Engineers approves key Line 3 permit
It’s compliant with all federal laws and regulations, decision is based on balancing development with protecting the environment.
Drilling forecast calls for 14% rebound in 2021 from depths of 2020
The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors expects 3,771 wells to be drilled next year.
New reality: Managing processes with Deming and EVSM
Reap benefits by adapting the PDCA cycle with value stream mapping.
Stelco loses $88M as prices fall and upgrade project stifles shipments
They fell over the summer as the company upgraded its blast furnace.
FedDev Ontario provides $6M for Windsor-Essex manufacturers
Funding is also leveraging more than $22.4 million in additional investments in the region.
Aphria buys US craft brewer in US$300M deal, may help with expansion
Business will be key to its expansion plans and help it access the US more quickly in the event of federal cannabis legalization.
Tourmaline Oil buys two privately held oil and gas firms for $526M
Expects its production at the end of 2020 to be about 400,000 boe/d with the successful completion of the two acquisitions.
Nutrien takes $587M loss on phosphate fertilizer operation
Global phosphate prices have trended higher from strong demand in India and Brazil, trade flow changes.
Recall of Daily Shield hand sanitizer expanded, Bio Life licence suspended
Found to contain less than the recommended amount of ethanol, decreases the product’s effectiveness at killing bacteria and viruses.
Oil output still down after restoring some COVID cutbacks: CER
Supply slipped by as much as 972,000 barrels per day by mid-May, about 700,000 bpd brought back online by early October.
Cymat and Tesseract co-operate on aluminum foam use
SmartMetal used in combination with a high-strength aluminum skin for crash energy absorption.
Uncertain future of refinery raises spectre of propane shortages in NL
Irving Oil has abandoned its planned purchase of the plant from its New York owners.
Feds, Ontario ante up millions to produce EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion between the automaker and Unifor announced in September.
Calgary company to provide Alberta medical staff with face masks
Orpyx Medical Technologies will ensure the province has sufficient medical grade PPE over two years.
Engineered Lifting Systems acquired by Gorbel affiliate
ELS technology produced in Elmira, Ont. include Destuff-IT/Restuff-IT ergonomic conveyor systems.
Heroux-Devtek signs multi-year Boeing deal to build actuation components
Contract win by the CESA subsidiary includes production requirements, spare parts for the 787, 777, 777X, 767 and 747.