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News Food & Beverage General Production
April 30, 2020  

Two more BC poultry plants report workers who have COVID-19

Operations in Metro Vancouver were ordered closed this month when workers tested positive.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Production
April 27, 2020  

Trans Mountain, LNG Canada on track despite pandemic

Energy economist says the long-term forecast for both natural gas and oil remains steady.

News Manufacturing General Production
April 27, 2020  

Canadian Shield awarded 10M-unit contract for reusable face shields

Doubling its Waterloo-area workforce to 300 to meet August production target.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Production
April 23, 2020  

Preventive measures at Alberta meat plants too late to stop outbreaks

COVID-19’s toll on meat packing sector grows with two shutdowns in Alberta and one in Quebec.

News Manufacturing General Production
April 23, 2020  

ATS awarded $65M order for rapid scale-up of virus test kit

Program will enable the production of 10 million units per month.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
April 22, 2020  

Energy sector shutting down oil production as low crude oil prices persist

More producers join a growing list of companies reducing spending and cutting production.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
April 21, 2020  

Negative oil price plunge a short term anomaly, limited impact: analysts

Drop in West Texas Intermediate near-month contract prices below negative US$37 per barrel is due to unique circumstances.

News Manufacturing General Production
April 14, 2020  

ATS Automation addresses COVID-19 medical device shortage

Automation company harnesses worldwide resources to expedite production of medical equipment.

News Manufacturing General Production
April 9, 2020  

Canada Goose increases medical gear production, reopens more factories

Bringing all eight of its locations into production over the next two weeks.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
March 25, 2020  

Suncor cuts $1.5B from budget to cope with low oil prices, virus impact

Cuts follow billions in spending reductions by other major oil sands players.

News Electronics Manufacturing General Production
March 9, 2020  

Microart expands its Markham electronics manufacturing operations

20,000 square-foot space will support the company’s 42,000 square-foot main facility.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General Production
March 5, 2020  

OPEC looks to cut production as virus outbreak hits demand

Stalled air travel and manufacturing all but stopped in China, sapping demand for fuel following plunging crude prices.

Feature Manufacturing General Production Technology
February 20, 2020  

Linear & Rittal: Blazing a trail through the automation industry

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News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
February 13, 2020  

Cenovus ramps crude by rail to 120,000 bpd, no provincial contracts

Company used a provincial program that relaxed quota constraints on production if it was shipped out on new rail capacity.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General Production
January 23, 2020  

Boeing’s new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming in spring

Aerospace company doesn’t expect the FAA to certify the Max until this summer.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General Production
January 20, 2020  

Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

To make up for the lost work, the San Antonio plant will build the Sequoia large SUV.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
January 6, 2020  

Annual Canadian light vehicle sales fall for first time in decade

…but Des Rosiers report says 2019 was still the fourth best sales year on record.

News Food & Beverage General Production
December 12, 2019  

Maple syrup production reaches record high while honey output drops

Maple products rose to $517.5 million on higher output as honey output and number of bee colonies declined.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
December 10, 2019  

Cenovus capital spending to edge higher in 2020, production to rise

Increase largely due to a deferral of spending following the mandatory production curtailments in Alberta.

Feature Manufacturing General Production
October 31, 2019  

Sit on your hands: It’s about experiencing the learning

Slow down, guide and coach as the trainee performs the methodology.

News Manufacturing General Production
October 31, 2019  

Valens, BRNT enter into major white label cannabis accessories deal

Involves production of a minimum of 2.2 million BRNT-branded vape pens.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
October 30, 2019  

Unifor signs deals with firms affected by GM Oshawa plant closure

Agreements provide for improved severance packages for employees compared with the legislated minimum requirements.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
October 28, 2019  

Ford Canada to cut 450 jobs in Oakville as production of two vehicles ends

Flex SUV will end in November, followed by Lincoln MKT crossover at an unspecified date.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
October 22, 2019  

Norbord announces indefinite production cut at Georgia OSB mill

Blames continuing poor market conditions and lower-than-anticipated OSB demand to-date.

Feature Manufacturing General Production Technology
October 1, 2019  

Quartic.ai makes IIoT easy to adopt

Turns raw data from assets into insights that help technicians and plant managers make better decisions.

News Automotive Manufacturing Production
September 23, 2019  

GM halts two thirds of St. Catharines production over US strike [UPDATED]

Follows the full shutdown of vehicle production at the company’s Oshawa Assembly Plant.

Feature Manufacturing General Production
September 17, 2019  

Changing shifts: Engineer them to improve productivity

Have work at every station so the incoming crew begins immediately.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
September 9, 2019  

West Fraser to vary schedule at 5 BC mills to reduce production

Estimated reduction of up to 100 million board feet through the end of the year.

Feature Construction Manufacturing General Production
August 29, 2019  

Going global: Tornado to make its hydrovacs in China

Alberta manufacturer is going global with its advanced excavation trucks.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Production
August 29, 2019  

Norbord reducing oriented strand board production at Georgia mill

One line at the two-line mill will operate on a reduced schedule starting on Sept. 5.

News Manufacturing General Production
August 27, 2019  

Manufacture Adria gets $1.75M CED funding for production project

Will acquire and install production, handling, automated storage equipment and advanced welding equipment.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General Production
August 22, 2019  

Heico gets $18M federal funding to diversify product mix

Company is investing $50.7 million in three facilities, creating 86 jobs.