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5 IT Tools To Combat Thin Margins and Fierce Competition

February 24, 2017 | By Mark Humphlett

Software gives manufacturers the decision-making and quoting insights they need to achieve their profit goals for 2017 and beyond.

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Create Operational Excellence in High-Variety Environments

February 22, 2017 | By Kevin J. Duggan

Move from lean to operational excellence by creating a visual flow of value to the customer.

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Finding Zen One Book at a Time

February 21, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

In his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, author Robert Pirsig describes his 17-day motorcycle ride from Minnesota to California, revealing the many philosophical discussions he had along the way.In some ways the book is an homage to Eugen Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery, which...

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New program intends to enhance regulation of the engineering profession

February 17, 2017

On March 31 Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) will launch a new program to gather information on the practices of each of its 80,000 licence holders and gauge their professional knowledge activities. Under PEO’s Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program, practicing licence holders will...

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Where Does the Money Come From?

February 6, 2017 | By Ken Hurwitz

A general security agreement is the document that provides a lender a security interest in a specified asset or property that is pledged as collateral. In the event that the borrower defaults, this pledged collateral is seized and sold.

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Protect Your Business with a Buy/Sell Agreement

January 31, 2017 | By Mark Borkowski

These agreements spell out exactly how the business will continue to operate if an owner leaves the business.

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Roll-Kraft’s Woodbridge, Ont., facility recertified to ISO 9001:2008

January 31, 2017

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has announced the recertification of its Woodbridge, Ont., facility, Roll-Kraft Ltd., to ISO 9001:2008. The scope of this registration includes the manufacture and refurbishment of metal rolls and related equipment for the tube, pipe, and roll forming...

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Appropriation Process Should Never Be Inappropriate

January 23, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

Lewis Carroll, he of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass fame, once wrote that life is but a dream. If he was right, I think I’d like to wake up now.The reason? To paraphrase another famous British author, this time the Bard of Avon himself: This is the winter of my discontent.As...

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One for all!

January 12, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Welcome to the new Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding web site! All the good features and content from the two previous sites, plus the material from the former Canadian Industrial Machinery web site are combined right here.We believe you’ll find that having the information...

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Private Equity Groups Are Looking At Manufacturing

January 6, 2017 | By Mark Borkowski

Lots of money, no deals available in the metalworking industry

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Industrial Ethernet infrastructure component sales will recover in 2017

December 22, 2016 | By John Morse

The market for industrial Ethernet infrastructure components has been monitored by IHS Markit for many years and has enjoyed revenue growth at a rate above that of industry in general, driven by the increasing adoption of Ethernet in its various forms as the industrial protocol of choice.There have...

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Business Profile: MCI

June 1, 2016 | By Rob Colman

When Motor Coach Industries (MCI) was acquired by New Flyer on Dec. 18, 2015, the two companies came together to form a family of nearly 5,000 team members supporting over 42,000 transit buses and 28,000 motor coaches in operation daily throughout the U.S. and Canada.MCI is North America's leading...

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Amada punch/laser machines on the GFI shop floor.

Business Profile: GFI

May 1, 2016 | By Rob Colman

Pointe-Claire, Que.-based GFI is a great example of a shop that has been able to maintain and grow its business with investments in time- and labour-saving technologies. Established in 1953, GFI is now an operating unit of Thomas & Betts Ltd., a Member of the ABB Group. The company fabricates parts...

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Runout Adjustment System Improves Collet Holder Accuracy

March 8, 2016

NT Tool has released the HDZ collet holder, which uses the company’s “R” Zero system, a four-point adjustment mechanism that adjusts runout at the tool tip to as low as 0 to 2 µm. Reduced runout improves surface roughness and hole diameter consistency making the new holders suitable for use...

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Marketing 101: Plan or Fail

February 12, 2016 | By Mary Haurilak

Marketing. The very thought of what marketing means inspires strong reactions. You love it, or you hate it. There also are many fables about marketing: It’s costly, it’s hard to understand, it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t work, it keeps changing, even I can do without it. You may find...

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