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COVID-19

News
August 12, 2020  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag reports machine orders up during COVID-19 crisis

Demand from the packaging and medical technology sectors largely is driving growth, the injection molding machine maker said.

News
August 10, 2020  

Windsor-Essex moving into Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan on Aug. 12

COVID-19 outbreaks among migrant workers on farms in the region had previously held Windsor-Essex back from Stage 3.

News
August 10, 2020  

Bad start to the year for Italian machinery industry, association says

Declining imports and exports caused by the COVID-19 pandemic created losses for the Italian rubber and plastics machinery industry during the first three months of 2020, with full recovery unlikely before 2022, according to new figures from trade association Amaplast.

News
August 7, 2020  

Magna’s Q2 results take big hit from COVID-19 auto production shutdowns

The Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts maker says the impact was far worse than the quarterly declines during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

News
August 7, 2020  

GM accelerates its 3D printing capability

The transformation powered by additive manufacturing is helping GM move faster, cut costs, and produce safer, lighter-weight manufacturing aids.

Feature
August 7, 2020  

Scoring with a new touchless golf ball retrieval system

The made-in-Ontario Mully Cup effectively eliminates the pole-golfer contact, reducing the spread of COVID-19. And it could become the new normal on the greens even after the pandemic.

News
August 6, 2020  

Ineos Styrolution Canada donates to Ontario mental health service organizations

The material supplier has donated $17,000 to St. Clair Child & Youth Services and Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent to fund virtual, mental health programs for their communities.

News
August 5, 2020  

Pack Expo cancelled

Show sponsor PMMI Media Group is launching a new live, web-based event called Pack Expo Connects 2020 that will run from Nov. 9-13.

News
August 5, 2020  

Canadian auto sales posted another rebound in July, Scotiabank says

U.S. auto sales also continued to climb back in July, Scotiabank reported in its latest Auto News Flash.

News
August 5, 2020  

Small business sales struggle after COVID-19 reopening, CFIB survey says

Only one in four small businesses in Canada are back to making normal sales and only 39% are fully staffed, the CFIB survey shows.

News
August 4, 2020  

CECRA rent relief program extended another month

To receive the rent assistance, businesses will not have to prove a 70% decline in sales for July or August, but will have to show a 70% revenue shortfall that qualified them for CECRA in April, May, and June.

News
July 30, 2020  

Ontario regions of Toronto, Peel moving to Stage 3 on July 31

Windsor-Essex region will remain in Stage 2, the Ontario provincial government said.

News
July 30, 2020  

U.S GDP falls by 9.5 per cent in second quarter

The drop is the largest quarterly drop in recorded history.

News
July 29, 2020  

Feds announce $3 million to support B.C. tech companies

The money for small- and mid-sized businesses is part of the $304-million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Western businesses.

News
July 27, 2020  

Join us for Automate to Innovate Virtual Summit on Wednesday!

There’s still time for you to register to join Manufacturing

News
July 27, 2020  

Orders for big ticket manufactured goods in U.S. up 7.3% in June

The U.S. Commerce Department said that the June gain in durable goods orders follows an even bigger 15.1% increase in May.

Podcast
July 23, 2020  

Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 6: PET

Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A

News
July 23, 2020  

Fakuma 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The next staging of the annual international trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany is scheduled for Oct. 12-16, 2021.

News
July 21, 2020  

Retail sales bounced back 18% in May, StatCan says

Sales of cars and car parts saw a 66% increase in sales during May, the agency said.

Podcast
July 17, 2020  

Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 5: Engineering resins

Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A