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Richelieu opens fiscal year with two new acquisitions

January 24, 2020

Richelieu continued its expansion in 2019 with four Canadian acquisitions that strengthened our activities in specialized markets: window and door hardware products, architectural hardware for stairs and railing, including stainless steel products and glass. “Combined with the benefits of our ongoing

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Canada benefitting from rising demand for critical minerals

January 24, 2020

It is a good time to be in the critical minerals sector. Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), in his annual address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, spoke of the state of Canada’s mining industry and how recent

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Ottawa to invest in tracing steel supply chain

January 24, 2020

Ottawa has announced that two Canadian companies will develop a proof of concept for a digital tracing system enabled by blockchain and artificial intelligence for the Canadian, and possibly North American, steel supply chain. This digital tool seeks to capture activities

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Valve Industry Leadership Forum headed for Big Easy

January 24, 2020

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) has announced the 2020 Valve Industry Leadership Forum in New Orleans, La. The Annual Valve Industry Leadership Forum will be held February 27-28,  at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. This is

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How a Montreal-based company is creating biofuel from non-recyclable waste

January 24, 2020

Recycling has become a way of life for many, but even the waste-conscious society will still see about a quarter of its recycled material too contaminated to be reused. But according to an article from the Canadian Energy Centre (CEC),

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Gemco 2006 Rotary Limit Switch wins award

January 24, 2020

AMETEK Factory Automation, the manufacturer of Gemco rotary limit switches received the Readers’ Choice Award 2019 for Best Encoder. Gemco 2006 Rotary Limit Switch controls the intermediate and end limits of linear or rotary motion for instance on cranes, hoists,

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Structural steel market to reach $420 billion by 2024

January 23, 2020

The global structural steel market was estimated at $230 billion in 2018 and is poised to surpass $420 billion through 2024, according to a research report by Global Market Insights Inc. Increasing structural steel consumption across the energy development segment in North

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USMCA not likely to get rubber-stamped by Canada

January 23, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged legislators to quickly approve a new continental trade pact but the main opposition party said it wanted to study the deal, indicating the ratification process could drag on. Canada is the only one of

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Trudeau looks to begin ratification of USMCA Jan. 29

January 21, 2020

The Canadian government will unveil legislation to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal on Jan. 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters ahead of parliament’s return on Monday, Trudeau said Canada would immediately move forward on

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SNC-Lavalin wins contract for work on Romanian reactor

January 21, 2020

Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group was awarded a $10.8 million contract by Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A. (SNN) for engineering analyses and assessments on the Cernavoda Unit 1 CANDU nuclear reactor. The contract is focused on the fuel channel and