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U.S. Senate approves new NAFTA deal

January 17, 2020

The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, handing the president a major political win on the same day senators will be sworn in as jurors in his impeachment trial. The NAFTA overhaul, Trump’s top legislative

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Trump gutting efficiency standards “defy common sense”

January 17, 2020

In yet another attack on energy-saving policies, the Trump administration has approved a rule that will make it much more difficult to set new energy efficiency standards for common appliances and equipment — from refrigerators, dishwashers and home furnaces to commercial air

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Festo plant wins Lean & Green award

January 17, 2020

Festo’s Sofia, Bulgaria, production centre won a 2019 Lean & Green Management award for implementing the OPEX (Operational Excellence) approach in value flow organization. Resource-efficient value chains that reduce costs and increase the sustainability of business processes are an important

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Smooth new website for Superior Abrasives

January 17, 2020

Superior Abrasives, LLC recently revamped their web presence with a comprehensive new web site, www.SuperiorAbrasives.com, that is “intuitive to navigate, allowing visitors to search for products by product type or materials of construction.” A check-box allows visitors to select product

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Binmaster to lend expertise teaching students on level measurement

January 16, 2020

BinMaster has joined forces with the K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC) to help shape the future for bulk solids industry professionals. The company has been asked to educate students about level measurement at the upcoming three-day course on Storage

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Weston Foods closes Cobourg operations, 180 looking for work

January 14, 2020

Weston Foods in Cobourg will be closing their doors and up to 180 people will lose their job. In a statement from Weston Foods, it states, “Weston Foods has made the difficult decision to close our Cobourg, Ontario bakery in

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Canada’s Cott to buy U.S. competitor Primo Water

January 13, 2020

Canada’s Cott Corp said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based bottled water provider Primo Water Corp for $549.4 million in cash and stock, as it seeks to strengthen its position in the North American market. Cott has offered each Primo shareholder

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Hammond Power Solutions opens new warehouse

January 13, 2020

Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) has opened a new warehouse in Reno, Nev., to replace the existing warehouse in Compton, Calif. “The investment in this new facility is part of a broader plan to evolve our operations and customer service”, stated

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Proposed Grainboys mill loses bid to build on moraine

January 13, 2020

There will be no Grainboys mill built in Goodwood, Ont. The Goodwood Conservation Association (GCA)  today announced that it has won its appeal against the Township of Uxbridge’s Zoning By-law 2019-054 which would have paved the way for Grainboys Holdings Inc. to build

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Maple Leaf Foods CEO blames Trump for airliner tragedy

January 13, 2020

Maple Leaf Foods Inc Chief Executive Officer Michael McCain criticized the U.S. government for escalating tensions in the Middle East, after an Iranian missile accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner killing 176 people onboard, including an employee’s family. “A MLF