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Weinberger takes the helm at Q.E.D.

January 11, 2019

Environmental product manufacturer Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc. – a subsidiary of Graco Inc. – has announced that Mark Weinberger has been appointed President. Weinberger brings years of leadership on product design, engineering, and development to Q.E.D.’s environmental business, which manufactures

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Canada ratchets up pressure on Trump over metals tariffs

January 11, 2019

Canada is working with politicians and businesses in the United States to pressure President Donald Trump to scrap tariffs on its steel and aluminum, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. Trump imposed the measures last May, citing national security.

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Kemutec enters Latin America market

January 10, 2019

Kemutec has announced its expansion into Latin America, alongside its long-established manufacturing brands, Kek, Gardner, Mucon and PPS. With a new office based in Monterey, Mexico, the move forms a key part of Kemutec’s global strategy to increase its profitability

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B.C. company’s innovative CO2 scrubbing technology draws Big Oil investors

January 10, 2019

Chevron Corp. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. are investing in a small Squamish, B.C.-based technology company that has created a carbon-capture system it claims can scrub CO2 from the atmosphere. According to the Financial Post, the privately held Carbon Engineering Ltd.

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Trade deficit doubles on weak oil price, lower demand for chemicals

January 9, 2019

Canada’s trade deficit more than doubled in November as exports declined for a fourth month in a row, dragged down by weak prices for crude oil and lower demand for chemicals, Statistics Canada said this week. The deficit jumped to

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GM adamant Oshawa plant will close by end of year

January 9, 2019

The head of Canada’s auto union blasted General Motors Co on Tuesday for pushing ahead with plans to phase out work at its Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant despite calls by workers and politicians in Canada to find a new vehicle

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Trudeau, Trump talk metals tariffs, but no follow-up talks planned

January 8, 2019

The leaders of Canada and the United States discussed U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum on Monday but no talks on lifting the sanctions are planned, a Canadian source familiar with the matter told Reuters. After the conversation between

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Supremex now the exclusive Canadian manufacturer of Conformer products

January 8, 2019

North American envelope manufacturer Supremex Inc. now has the exclusive rights to manufacture Conformer products in Canada. “We are very excited to take our relationship with Conformer Products to its next level” said Stewart Emerson, president and CEO of Supremex. “We are

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Coalition working with food & bev manufacturers to reduce costs, elevate brands

January 8, 2019

With cost-share funding support from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Provision Coalition is launching a new project to work with small- and medium-sized food and beverage manufacturers in Ontario to increase their revenue, reduce their costs and elevate their food brands. Provision will

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Active filters overtaking passive filters as VFD popularity increases

January 8, 2019

Technological advancements have altered the dynamics in the harmonic filters market, with active filters overtaking the passive filter segment. The surge in the uptake of variable frequency drives (VFDs) in North America and Latin America has translated to higher demand for active filters, as they are required to rectify the