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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sit on your hands: It’s about experiencing the learning
Slow down, guide and coach as the trainee performs the methodology.
Valens, BRNT enter into major white label cannabis accessories deal
Involves production of a minimum of 2.2 million BRNT-branded vape pens.
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.
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.
Norbord announces indefinite production cut at Georgia OSB mill
Blames continuing poor market conditions and lower-than-anticipated OSB demand to-date.
Quartic.ai makes IIoT easy to adopt
Turns raw data from assets into insights that help technicians and plant managers make better decisions.
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.
Changing shifts: Engineer them to improve productivity
Have work at every station so the incoming crew begins immediately.
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.
Going global: Tornado to make its hydrovacs in China
Alberta manufacturer is going global with its advanced excavation trucks.
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.
Manufacture Adria gets $1.75M CED funding for production project
Will acquire and install production, handling, automated storage equipment and advanced welding equipment.
Heico gets $18M federal funding to diversify product mix
Company is investing $50.7 million in three facilities, creating 86 jobs.
Noise makes Trans Mountain pipeline bid unlikely: Pembina CEO
Strategy is to get Western Canada’s hydrocarbons to the highest price markets but he wants to avoid exposure in news articles.
Polar Bear Genome opens its research and production plant in Leduc
Will manufacture ingredient extracts and isolates, natural health and medicinal cannabis products.
Mosaic lays off 350 workers as it idles Colonsay mine in Saskatchewan
52 workers to stay on to keep the operation on standby in case market conditions improve.
Boeing CEO raises possibility of pausing Max production
Underscores the uncertainty swirling the company and its bestselling plane, grounded since March after two deadly crashes.
West Fraser says worst of its BC mill cuts done after wave of curtailments
Responding to limited log supplies and a plunge in lumber prices from record highs last year.
FortisBC eyes expansions after deal to send LNG by container to China
Room on site to eventually reach capacity of three to four million tonnes per year.
Hot stuff: Pepper North scales up sauce production
Award-winning retail brand moves from a church basement to a full service plant.
Fontaine Santé buys US division of Campbell’s Garden Fresh Gourmet
Expands reach into the US market for both food companies.
Burloak Technologies additive centre of excellence is operational
Provides customer projects with a range of capabilities from engineering to production.
Create a positive culture: Making a difference drives strategic advantage
Eliminate the silos and tap the strengths of your team members.
Nissan slams Renault abstention on governance efforts vote
Saikawa’s comments came after he expressed caution last week about a merger offer from Fiat-Chrysler to Renault
Canadian Natural buying Devon Energy’s Canadian assets for $3.8B
Includes thermal in situ oil sands production and conventional primary heavy crude oil operations next door.