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Industry news contained on this website details the economic trends affecting Canadian manufacturers; important mergers and acquisitions in the metalworking and fabricating industry; the latest hires and promotions of industry leaders; and general items of interest to those involved in metal manufacturing. Anyone interested in sending an industry news release related to metalworking should send it to Joe Thompson, editor of Canadian Metalworking, at jthompson@canadianmetalworking.com. Anyone interested in sending an industry news release related to metal fabricating or forming should send it to Rob Colman, editor of Canadian Fabricating & Welding, at rcolman@canadianfabweld.com.

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Premier Tech announces three acquisitions

February 22, 2017

Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec-based Premier Tech has announced three business acquisitions, two in Europe and one in the U.S. The companies have combined revenues of $50 million and employ nearly 90 people. It is a total investment of $30 million for the purpose of enhancing the positioning of the...

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Empire Machinery takes on Salvagnini product line

February 22, 2017

Empire Machinery announced this week that it has partnered with The Salvagnini Group, headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, to sell the company's machines in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. According to Empire, with an increasing demand for automated and customized bending, laser cutting and...

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Shearing system package introduced

February 21, 2017

COMEQ Inc. has announced the availability of the Primeline shearing system package. Swing-beam shears are available for materials up to ¾ in. thick and 20 ft. long. The shearing system features adjustable rake angle with a low cutting angle for processing thin material. When the operator inputs a...

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Walter-Comara joint venture supports manufacturers with Industry 4.0

February 20, 2017

Walter has joined with long-standing software partner Comara to create a new company under joint leadership. “This is a key step in our drive to provide our customers in North America and around the world with smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 solutions,” said Mirko Merlo, president of Walter...

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Astrex lands funding for lightweight auto parts development

February 17, 2017

Earlier this week, it was announced that Astrex Inc. of Lakeshore (near Windsor) will receive a repayable contribution of up to $17 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency's (FedDev Ontario) Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The investment will enable Astrex, a manufacturer of auto parts,...

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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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Mitutoyo Canada Inc. announces new leadership appointments

February 16, 2017

For the past 10 years, Shigeyuki Sasaki has provided leadership as vice president, executive vice president and president of Mitutoyo America. Now as he enters his 40th year with Mitutoyo Corp., he moves to Germany to support Mitutoyo Europe’s operations. The company has appointed Peter Detmers...

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Livingstone announces sale of AMI to ESAB

February 15, 2017

Chicago-based Livingstone, an international midmarket M&A and debt advisory firm, has announced the sale of Los Angeles-based Arc Machines Inc. (AMI), a portfolio company of Marwit Capital, to ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.AMI designs, engineers, and manufactures automated, orbital GTAW equipment...

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Gene Haas Foundation boosts SAIT student success

February 15, 2017

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) recently received a U.S.$1million contribution from the Gene Haas Foundation in support of applied education in Alberta. This is the U.S.-based foundation’s largest gift to any Canadian post-secondary institution to date. These major funds will...

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Emuge introduces tool reconditioning at U.S. facility

February 14, 2017

Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass., has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services at its North American headquarters. It is equipped with the latest CNC grinding machines and inspection equipment, providing tool reconditioning for U.S. and Canadian customers.“Reconditioning Emuge tools...

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BLM Group USA appoints North American sales director

February 13, 2017

BLM Group USA, manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has announced the appointment of Andrew Dodd as North American sales director. The announcement was made by Dr. Jeffrey Ahrstrom, president and COO. Dodd will direct BLM’s regional sales team in laser, bender and machining...

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Haimer USA announces new Canadian applications sales specialist

February 13, 2017

Haimer USA, Villa Park, Ill., has hired Matt Seessle as its dedicated Canadian applications sales specialist. This new role at Haimer North America includes sales and technical support throughout Canada. “Matt has a great deal of experience in the industry and a vast knowledge of the Canadian...

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General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to update Canadian Army's LAV fleet

February 10, 2017

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has been awarded a CA$404 million contract amendment by the Government of Canada to upgrade 141 Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III vehicles. The upgrades will enhance the performance and survivability of these Canadian designed and manufactured vehicles. It also...

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Walter announces appointment of new president and COO

February 9, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies, Pointe-Claire, Que., announced the appointment of Marc-André Aubé as its president and chief operating officer. Before joining the company, Aubé was president and COO of GardaWorld Protective Services. A trained engineer with an MBA and a CFA, Aubé’s professional...

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Castolin Eutectic Group acquires Furnace Mineral Products Inc.

February 9, 2017

The Castolin Eutectic Group, a division of Messer Eutectic Castolin GmbH Holding with headquarters in Bad Soden, Germany, has announced the acquisition of Furnace Mineral Products (FMP) Inc., Toronto.FMP specializes in the R&D, manufacture, and application of inorganic-hybrid coatings. The company...

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