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Why manufacturers should embrace disruptions

February 5, 2019

“From the advent of the steam engine to the history-altering discovery of electricity, mass production, and computer and automation, the manufacturing sector has been gathering the foundational blocks for a seismic shift. Whether you call it “Industry 4.0”, “IIoT”, or the “digital factory”, the fourth industrial revolution is here, alive and well. So well, that […]

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Made in Simcoe County: Keebee Play

February 5, 2019

Successful Manufacturing Stories from Simcoe County: Keebee Play   We are always happy to share manufacturing success stories from across Ontario. This week, we are sharing a story of a successful and inspiring manufacturer found in Simcoe County – Keebee Play. Keebee Play, located in Midland, ON, is a leader in producing high-quality indoor modular play equipment […]

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Seneca, KUKA partner to create robotics opportunities at Toronto campus

January 31, 2019

“Seneca College and advanced manufacturing and robotics company KUKA Canada Ltd. (KUKA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide Seneca students with state-of-the-art robotic equipment and the opportunity to enhance their advanced manufacturing skills. KUKA and Seneca will jointly develop strategic initiatives focused on technology innovation and work closely on skills development through […]

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Free manufacturer’s toolkit

January 31, 2019

Our partners at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) developed a free manufacturer’s toolkit. Manufacturing is a tough business. That’s why in addition to financing and advisory services, BDC offers industry-specific tools for boosting profitability. This toolkit will help you do just that. The toolkit includes a “Digitizing your business” webinar, free assessments of digital maturity and […]

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FedDev Ontario’s Interactive Impact Map

January 29, 2019

Our partners at FedDev Ontario developed an interactive map that showcases the success stories of firms across Ontario that benefited from receiving FedDev support. Check it out here.

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Digital transformation is achievable for all manufacturers

January 29, 2019

“Digitization, Digitalization and Digital Transformation are a confusing mix of buzzwords that suggest something new but describe what manufacturers have been doing for years: using technology to plan, procure, produce and distribute products. Digitization is nothing more than converting analog information – text, audio, images, and video – into ‘zeroes and ones’ that can be stored, processed, […]

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