Two more BC poultry plants report workers who have COVID-19
Operations in Metro Vancouver were ordered closed this month when workers tested positive.
Trans Mountain, LNG Canada on track despite pandemic
Energy economist says the long-term forecast for both natural gas and oil remains steady.
Canadian Shield awarded 10M-unit contract for reusable face shields
Doubling its Waterloo-area workforce to 300 to meet August production target.
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.
ATS awarded $65M order for rapid scale-up of virus test kit
Program will enable the production of 10 million units per month.
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.
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.
ATS Automation addresses COVID-19 medical device shortage
Automation company harnesses worldwide resources to expedite production of medical equipment.
Canada Goose increases medical gear production, reopens more factories
Bringing all eight of its locations into production over the next two weeks.
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.
Microart expands its Markham electronics manufacturing operations
20,000 square-foot space will support the company’s 42,000 square-foot main facility.
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.
Linear & Rittal: Blazing a trail through the automation industry
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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.