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U.S. trade negotiators to visit China for talks next week

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be in China next Thursday and Friday for the eighth round of negotiations via Canadian Manufacturing BEIJING—China’s commerce ministry says U.S. officials will be in Beijing next week for the next round of high-level trade talks. Ministry spokesman Gao Feng says U.S. Trade Representative [...]

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Report calls for increase in electric buses as manufacturing footprint grows

Canada is home to several leading manufacturers of electric buses, yet its transit authorities lag behind international peers via Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO – A new report by a green energy think-tank calls for increased investment in electric buses to both reduce emissions and boost Canada’s growing manufacturing base of the vehicles. The report by Clean [...]

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Canada says B.C. trying to impede Trans Mountain with pipeline legislation

The province argues it’s not attempting to block Trans Mountain, but aims to protect against ecological harm via Canadian Manufacturing VANCOUVER – The Canadian government says British Columbia is trying to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with “Trojan Horse” legislation that the province is passing off as a benign environmental measure. Lawyer Jan Brongers [...]

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China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

It is one of China’s worst industrial accidents in recent years via Canadian Manufacturing BEIJING—A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. Thursday’s blast in an industrial park in the city [...]

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Statistics Canada reports pace of inflation ticked higher in February

The consumer price index in February climbed 1.5 per cent compared with a year ago via Canadian Manufacturing OTTAWA—The annual pace of inflation edged higher in February as gains in most spending categories offset lower gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said Friday. Statistics Canada reported the consumer price index in February climbed 1.5 per cent compared [...]

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Garuda Indonesia seeks to cancel order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

It is the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing’s new model aircraft were grounded following fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia via Canadian Manufacturing JAKARTA, Indonesia—In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss [...]

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Robot servers and 3D menus: What’s on tap at the restaurant of the future

Canada is fairly new to incorporating robotics into retail, whereas it’s more common in other countries, says Aurora, Ont.-based distributor Autonetics Universe via Canadian Manufacturing Patrons enter a cafe and pass by a hologram of coffee pouring from a carafe into a cup. They scroll through a three-dimensional menu and see exactly what each dish [...]

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Horizon North buys Ontario modular construction firm

CALGARY, ALTA. — Calgary-based Horizon North Logistics Inc. recently announced it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire modular construction provider NRB Canada Inc. of Grimsby, Ont. via Construct Connect The deal gives Horizon North a new foothold in southern Ontario, said an announcement. NRB Canada builds modular buildings for the institutional, industrial, retail [...]

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Ontario mulls single-use plastics ban in waste diversion strategy

The Ontario government is asking the public and stakeholders for input on whether a ban on single-use plastics would be effective in reducing waste via CleanTech Canada TORONTO – Ontario is weighing a ban on single-use plastics as part of a broader strategy to send less waste to landfills. Nearly a tonne of waste per [...]

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NGen’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster is Open for Members and Projects

The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster has opened its doors, accepting collaborative project proposals for the $190 million in Supercluster funding, and welcoming all organizations and individuals engaged in Canadian advanced manufacturing to become members. Membership in the Supercluster database is free, but you must be a memberto apply for or participate in projects. Sign up here. As a Supercluster Member, you can: [...]

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