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Ottawa pledges $1.15M to Deliwok for upgrade project

June 18, 2019

One Quebec food manufacturer has been awarded $1.15 million to upgrade its cooling system and speed its manufacturing process. “Deliwok is a business that is actively contributing to the economic vitality of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region,” says Richard Hébert, MP for Lac-Saint-Jean

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Bakery supplier kicks off second Sweetest Bakery in Canada contest

June 18, 2019

Bakery manufacturer and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods today announced the kickoff of its second Sweetest Bakery in Canada contest. “Last year, the Sweetest Bakery in Canada contest was a key touchpoint for our customers – providing an exciting way to help grow their business and engage

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Smart Factory first in U.S. to demonstrate EcoStruxure in real time

June 17, 2019

Schneider Electric has launched the first Smart Factory in the U.S. to demonstrate in real time how its EcoStruxure architecture and related suite of offerings can help increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. Embracing cutting edge technology and the benefits of

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Mpac incorporates “future-proofing” to deal with market changes

June 17, 2019

Mpac Langen is placing “future-proofing” as a key pillar of its innovation strategy, in hopes of being prepared to deal with the tumultuous changes in the packaging machinery and automation market. “Our mission is to be a global leader of high-speed

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Quebec won’t invest in Bombardier’s regional jet program

June 11, 2019

Quebec’s economy minister said his government has ruled out investing in Bombardier Inc’s weak-selling regional jet program, which could be sold to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon told Reuters his government is taking steps to protect

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SMC stresses automation arm with name change

June 10, 2019

SMC Automation Canada Ltd. (formerly SMC Pneumatics [Canada] Ltd.) has been approved to change its business name by British Columbia and Nova Scotia effective immediately with other provinces pending approval. “Our company name change to SMC Automation Canada Ltd. is

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Canada to ban some single-use plastics by 2021

June 10, 2019

Canada plans to ban some environmentally harmful single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021 to reduce waste and litter and protect the world’s oceans, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday. Trudeau announced the move from

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SPX, F&H celebrate 50 years of partnership

June 10, 2019

SPX FLOW has presented its long-term partner F&H Food Equipment Company with a commemorative crystal vase in recognition of a successful partnership that has lasted for over 50 years. “We are delighted to be presented with this recognition,” says Jeff

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Voters split on Scheer, Trudeau when it comes to growing the economy

June 7, 2019

Four months before an election, Canadians remain split on whether they see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or his main rival, Andrew Scheer, as the best manager of the nation’s economy. Asked which leader they trusted to support growth, 30 per

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Shrinking trade deficit another sign of strengthening economy

June 7, 2019

Rising exports and falling imports helped shrink Canada’s trade deficit in goods in April to $966 million, Statistics Canada said on Thursday, in the latest sign the economy is recovering from a slowdown. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a