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Editor's Note 
When it rains, it pours! Provinces are ramping up their manufacturing skills initiatives, with Ontario appointing a Skilled Trades Special Advisor and Alberta investing in NAIT’s Advanced Skills Centre. Read more below.
- André Voshart

Athletica acquired by PE firm—with plans to invest in new product development

Toronto-based private equity firm Reichmann Segal Capital Partners has acquired Waterloo, Ont.-based sport infrastructure systems and services company Athletica Sport Systems Inc.

Boeing's $240M Quebec investment lands on drones, greener planes

Boeing has pledged $240 million toward a Montreal-area aerospace cluster to help make Quebec a global launchpad for development of drones and greener aircraft.

Ontario appoints Skilled Trades Special Advisor

The new Skilled Trades Special Advisor will assess the workforce needs in Ontario’s skilled trades, focusing on the manufacturing and automotive industries, including electric vehicles.

Alberta commits $43M to NAIT’s Advanced Skills Centre

The Government of Alberta is investing $43 million to plan the Advanced Skills Centre at NAIT, with the goal of transforming the nature of education in trades and related technologies.

Global cobot market exceeds US$1B, with strong growth ahead

The global collaborative robot market topped US$1 billion in revenues in 2023, despite overall demand recovering more slowly than expected, according to Interact Analysis.

Manufacturing workforce regaining lost ground: CME report

A new report by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters says Ontario’s manufacturing workforce is expected to accelerate, driven by investments in Southwestern Ontario.

Canada mulls Chinese EV tariff following U.S. move

Canada is looking at the massive new U.S. import tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles imposed earlier this month—but is not making any commitment to following suit.


Miniature metric ball screws

Thomson Industries Inc.’s miniature metric ball screw line uses a unique multi-start ball return design that maximizes support for higher loads. » Read More...

Panel interface connectors

AutomationDirect has added new Murrelektronik Modlink panel interface connectors that provide various styles of interface inserts, frames and optional protection covers that can be easily configured for a custom data and/or power panel interface connector. » Read More...

Linear displacement transducer

Temposonics has announced a new generation of sensors focused on Industry 4.0, which features advanced machine monitoring and predictive maintenance capabilities to enhance industrial productivity. » Read More...

Miniature connector

Hirose has expanded its miniature connector offering to include a version with blind mating ability. » Read More...


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