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Ontario utility rolls out microgrid project using Tesla’s Powerwall

January 14, 2016

AJAX, Ont.—One of Ontario’s leading utilities is launching a project that will use residential solar coupled with Tesla’s new Powerwall energy storage unit to create two residential microgrids in Ajax, Ont. Veridian Connections, a utility that serves 119,000 Ontario customers east of Toronto, plans to launch the program in the second quarter of of 2016. […]

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New $50M program aimed at helping small Canadian companies export

January 6, 2016

KITCHENER, Ont.—Canada’s federal government has launched a new program designed to help more small and medium-sized enterprises look beyond our borders. With just 2 per cent of SMEs currently selling their products or services abroad, CanExport will provide small businesses with as much as $100,000 toward export development costs. Read more at canadianmanufacturing.com.

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Ontario Made: Rethinking Manufacturing in the 21st Century

December 10, 2015

Rethinking Manufacturing in the 21st Century This full report analyzes the economic factors behind the recent struggles of Ontario’s manufacturing sector, and offers recommendations as to what Ontario can do to cultivate this sector. Introduction Over the past decade, manufacturing in Ontario has been challenged by fundamental changes in the global economy. First, the rise […]

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50 megawatt solar project to be built in Windsor, Ont.

December 10, 2015

WINDSOR, Ont.—Windsor International Airport will be home to southwestern Ontario’s newest solar project. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Connor, Clark and Lunn Infrastructure have announced the formation of a partnership that will fund a 50 megawatt solar farm located on the city’s airport grounds. “The Windsor Solar project, along with our other projects in the […]

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GM Canada to build fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volts, automaker says

December 2, 2015

OSHAWA—Automated cars are quickly becoming more than just science fiction, and General Motor’s Canadian Engineering Centre in Oshawa, Ont. is soon to become one of the automaker’s leading driverless vehicle research hubs. In remarks at the Economic Club in Ottawa, GM Canada president and managing director, Steve Carlisle, confirmed the facility has been awarded the […]

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Two Waterloo companies to get cash influx from Ontario government

November 27, 2015

WATERLOO—The Ontario government is pumping more than $600,000 into two Waterloo, Ont. manufacturers through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. The province said the investment will create 18 jobs at Tri-Mach Group Inc. and Demtool Inc., while retaining more than 70 others. Read more at canadianmanufacturing.com.

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