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Algoma completes Essar asset purchase, poised for modernization expansion

December 28, 2018

Algoma Steel Inc. announced it has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. “When we take a look around at the domestic and international steel markets, what we see is a lot of

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GM to respond to Oshawa union offer by January 7

December 21, 2018

General Motors Co will respond by Jan. 7 to a Canadian union’s proposals for keeping an Ontario auto assembly plant open, the head of Canada’s largest private sector union said on Thursday. Unifor head Jerry Dias told reporters after meeting

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First Quantum Minerals to lay off 2,500

December 21, 2018

Canada’s First Quantum Minerals said that it would lay off 2,500 workers in Zambia over plans by Africa’s No.2 copper producer to hike mining taxes. The southern African country plans to introduce new mining duties, replace value-added tax (VAT) with

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MCAA announces 2019 board of directors

December 20, 2018

The Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) today announced its 2019 board of directors. “I am pleased to welcome our newest officers and directors,” said MCAA president Teresa Sebring. “The MCAA board is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and

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Canada expands steel, aluminum tariff exemptions

December 20, 2018

Canada will exclude some imported steel and aluminum from its newest import tariffs and quotas following a request from the construction industry in British Columbia, which depends on imported metal. The government also said it would give additional relief to

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Humber, SICK enter partnership to develop sensor technology training, awareness

December 20, 2018

Humber College and SICK are entering into a three-year partnership agreement designed to build awareness of new industry automation sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 ready sensor technologies. “Partnering with SICK enhances Humber’s sensor and industry automation expertise, providing our students

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Rising demand in furniture, building and construction will drive wood adhesive sector

December 19, 2018

Growth opportunities in the global wood adhesives market look promising over the next six years. Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Wood Adhesives Market, Forecast to 2024, reveals that the market is expected to witness significant growth rates due to rising

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General Dynamics warns Ottawa cancelling Saudi deal will cost billions in liability

December 18, 2018

General Dynamics Corp put pressure on Ottawa over the sale of armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia, warning that the federal government would incur “billions of dollars of liability” by unilaterally scrapping the deal. The remarks by the Canadian unit of

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Project launched to address problems of pyrrhotite in concrete

December 17, 2018

A collaborative effort is being launched with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the province of Quebec and Université Laval looking to find a solution to the problems stemming from the presence of pyrrhotite in concrete. “This collaboration between the National Research Council of Canada and Université Laval will ensure the safety of

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Intertape continues buying binge, acquiring Maiweave

December 17, 2018

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) today announced it has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Maiweave LLC for total cash consideration of approximately US$21 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Maiweave is a private company based in Springfield,