Aerospace think tank producing 10,000 made-in-Quebec masks for manufacturing SMEs
Launched by Aéro Montréal, the initiative will create face masks to help protect thousands of qualified employees in the aerospace industry.
Woodbridge Inoac Technical Products ramps up sites for face mask production
The company is converting its manufacturing facilities in Kitchener and Woodbridge, Ont., as well as Chattanooga, Tenn., to make the masks.
USMCA trade pact to go into effect on July 1
The date for the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement is a month later than initially proposed, after automakers asked for more time because of COVID-19 difficulties.
R.D. Abbott appoints David Lalancette as account manager in Eastern Canada
Based out of Montreal, Lalancette has more than 20 years of experience in technical sales and account management.
Toy brand MEGA partners with TerraCycle for free Canadian recycling program
Once collected, blocks and bricks will be cleaned, melted into hard plastic, and remolded to make new products from the recycled materials.
CKF launches front line face shields in fight against COVID-19 spread
In less than two weeks, the Nova Scotia-based company has designed, re-deployed, and produced personal protective equipment in support of health care professionals and essential services during the public health crisis.
Parliament adopts $73-billion wage subsidy bill
Called the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the measure is designed to help companies avoid laying off employees during a pandemic that has led to many businesses shutting their doors.
Macro Engineering appoints new sales agent in Croatia
The Mississauga, Ont.-based supplier of film and sheet extrusion systems has named KLIŠE-KOP as its sales representative in that country.
Nexeo Plastics and BioLogiQ sign distribution agreement for North America
Nexeo is now distributing BioLogiQ’s BioBlend family of materials in Canada and the U.S.
Ford of Canada retools to make plastic face shields for healthcare workers
The automaker has begun production of face shields at its Windsor, Ontario operations in response to the need for COVID-19 protective equipment.
TC Transcontinental Packaging working to support “critical” food sector during COVID-19 crisis
The Montreal-based company said that it’s meeting the requirements of government guidelines, and adjusting its safety practices to ensure continuity of operations as a vital packaging provider to essential services and industries.
U.S. lost 701,000 jobs in March as COVID-19 devastates economy
The 701,000 payroll losses are the most since 800,000 jobs were lost in March 2009, and they end a record 113-month streak of gains dating to October 2010.
Tech community calls for swift action during COVID-19 crisis in open letter to Ontario government
More than 230 tech CEOs and innovation hubs are calling for the provincial government to maintain top talent and jobs threatened by the virus outbreak.
Feds offer new COVID-19 relief measures for small businesses
The federal government will cover 75 per cent of salaries for workers of qualifying small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magna provides COVID-19 update, withdraws outlook
The Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier has established “internal task forces” to deal with the potential impact of COVID-19 on its business.
Upcoming webinar, April 1: Facing the COVID-19 challenge
The webinar brings together Steve Loftus, president of Innovative Automation, and Dennis Darby, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, to share COVID-19 strategies.
Ontario introduces $17 billion COVID-19 aid package
The plan includes $3.7 billion in direct support for people and job protection measures, $3.3 billion in additional health-care spending, and $10 billion in deferred taxes and other measures largely designed to keep businesses afloat.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety makes courses, publications available for free
The offering is designed to support workplaces protecting employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 drives small business confidence in Canada to record low, survey reports
The Business Barometer Index is at a record low 30.8, a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey found, well under the previous lows near 39 recorded in both the 2008 and 1990 recessions.
LASER FOCUSED: Southern Ontario startup really wants to clean your molds and platens
This Ajax, Ont.-based company uses laser ablation as an alternative to the chemicals and abrasive blasting systems currently in use for surface cleanings.