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Ontario Helps Brass Fittings Maker Grow its Business

October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015 9:10 A.M. Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Ontario is partnering with Cambridge Brass Inc. to expand and grow the company’s Cambridge plant, creating 18 new jobs and retaining over 100 positions over five years. Cambridge Brass Inc. is a manufacturer of brass fittings for water utility professionals in Canada, the […]

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Honda launches 2016 Civic into mass production at Alliston, Ont. plant

October 21, 2015

ALLISTON, Ont.—The assembly lines at Plant 1 of Honda of Canada Mfg. came to a rare halt Oct. 20 as the first 2016 Honda Civic rolled off the line amid a crowd of cheering workers and a whole host of visitors from around the world. The 10th generation Civic, which the company called the “most […]

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Searching for Canada’s competitive advantage in manufacturing

October 20, 2015

Searching for Canada’s competitive advantage in manufacturing was the theme at a recent Ivey Idea Forum we attended, where leaders such as Siemens Canada’s Robert Hardt and Linamar Corp.’s Linda Hasenfratz shared their thoughts on what Canadian manufacturers already do well and what more can be done to give us that global competitive edge. Read […]

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In search for competitive advantage

October 16, 2015

Canadian manufacturing was hard hit by the global recession. Compared with 2000, manufacturing GDP is down 11 percent. Employment has declined by 24 percent. Yet manufacturing continues to make a critical contribution to the Canadian economy. In order to succeed, Canadian manufacturers need to develop new strategies for competitive advantage. To help meet this challenge, […]

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Ontario First to Test Automated Vehicles on Roads in Canada

October 13, 2015

Province Supports Innovation in Transportation Technology. Ontario is launching a new pilot to allow for the testing of automated vehicles on Ontario roads. Automated vehicles are driverless or self-driving vehicles that are capable of detecting the surrounding environment using artificial intelligence, sensors and global positioning system coordinates. Automated and connected vehicle technologies have the potential […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership deal finalized

October 5, 2015

The deal needs to be ratified in the 12 partner states’ national parliaments. Check back often for updates on this breaking story Twelve countries, including Canada, have agreed to create the world’s largest regional trade zone. After five days of marathon, around-the-clock negotiations, a deal has been reached to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would […]

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