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Mining industry urges speedy resolution to CN Rail strike

November 19, 2019

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is expressing “serious concern regarding the significant and damaging effects” that the work stoppage resulting from disagreements between Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference will have on the mining sector, and the

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More work needed on new NAFTA deal: U.S. labour leader

November 19, 2019

A major U.S. labour leader on Monday said there was more work to do on a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, pushing back against comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that a breakthrough was imminent. U.S. President Donald Trump has been

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Thousands of CN Rail operators go on strike

November 19, 2019

About 3,000 workers of Canadian National Railway went on strike just after midnight, labour union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve contract issues. “Conductors, trainpersons and yard workers at Canadian National Railway are now officially on strike,”

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Halliday named new VP at Canada Cobalt

November 18, 2019

Canada Cobalt Works Inc. has named Matt Halliday, P.Geo., as the new VP-Exploration of the company. He will join the company in mid-December from Kirkland Lake Gold, where he has been serving as resource geologist. “We’re delighted to have an individual of Matt’s

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De Havilland lands order for 20 Dash 8-400 turboprops

November 18, 2019

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd has landed an order for 20 Dash 8-400 turboprops from lessor Palma Holding, as the planemaker bets on airline and energy sector demand in the Middle East and Africa to help turnaround its recently

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GM V-6 engine pistons are truly a North American effort

November 18, 2019

Long before the pistons for General Motors Co V-6 engines reach the U.S. No. 1 automaker’s Romulus, Michigan plant, they are seasoned international travellers. Powdered aluminum from Tennessee is shipped to Pennsylvania and forged at high temperatures into connecting rods

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Company launches industry-first portion-size paper straws

November 15, 2019

Lassonde Industries Inc. is moving forward with the commercialization of a 200-mL Oasis juice carton with a paper straw — a first in North America — as part of a market test aimed at introducing a replacement solution for plastic straws.

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Boeing gives up on robots and brings back humans for assembly

November 15, 2019

After four years of trial and error, Boeing is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners and an upgraded version known as 777X. According to Bloomberg

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Manufacturer achieves zero defects for two straight years

November 13, 2019

NAI today announced they have achieved  zero-defect manufacturing in their Hermosillo, Mexico Plant #2 for two years in a row. “Great teams with great leaders are hard to find, but we have the perfect combination in Plant #2,” said Carlos

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Smelter closes doors after more than half a century of operations

November 13, 2019

Glencore Canada Corporation today announced the permanent closure of the Brunswick Lead Smelter in Belledune, N.B. “The decision to cease lead smelting operations at our Brunswick Smelter was a very difficult one. Despite years of efforts by committed employees and a strong