A Century of Progress

Industrial automation—once confined to the pages of science fiction novels—has become a reality in manufacturing plants throughout the world. Computers, machines, and information technologies can now manage tasks in place of humans to create the factory of the future.

The Rise of Automation

A Culture of Collaboration for Public Benefit

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created insecurity and declining production in many areas of manufacturing, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada is taking the lead in forging new and creative pathways to long-term success.


An Expert Ontario Company Lays Down a World Standard in Robotics & Automation

Every successful business start needs a spark. When we asked Mark Zimny, P.Eng., founder of Promation, what led him to the world of automation and robotic systems, he replied “a love for machinery and automation.” It’s there for all to see.


The Mobilization of MPC

Companies like General Motors and General Electric stopped on a dime to create parts that they had never created before for the war effort in the 1940s. Molded Precision Components’ (MPC) reaction to the pandemic earlier this year involved a similar change to help the world’s frontline workers.

Molded Precision Components (MPC)

Making History: Contributing to the COVID-19 Vaccine

These days it’s difficult to remember a time when COVID-19 wasn’t dominating the daily news, when the pandemic and its devastating repercussions weren’t changing and rearranging almost every aspect of our personal lives and business worlds. While the disease has forced us to socially distance from one another for safety, it’s also brought scientists together in an effort to find a cure — or at least some protection — as quickly as possible. This means involving companies like IMV Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical firm with expertise in cancer immune therapy, in the worldwide fight to bring the pandemic under control in these extraordinary circumstances.

IMV Inc.

Powering the Energy Transformation, From Right Here at Home

When looking deeper into Heliene, an innovative, North American solar panel manufacturer, two key elements stand out: a sense of excitement, and a sense of community.


Looking Forward

These days, safety is everything. Edmonton, Alberta-based Davey Textile Solutions Inc. (DTS) has always believed that but during these strange times, it is more important than ever.

Davey Textile Solutions Inc. (DTS)

Soaring Through Turbulent Times

Cyclone Manufacturing, Inc. is plotting its own promising course through an up and down aerospace industry. While the sector has experienced considerable turmoil recently, this family-owned firm will be well-positioned when economic conditions improve.

Cyclone Manufacturing

Partnering with Others to Save Lives

With COVID-19, businesses big and small have had to rethink their immediate and long-term goals. Advanced Test and Automation Inc. (ATA) has not only pivoted its approach, processes, and manufacturing, but has done it with the briefest of notice.

Advanced Test and Automation (ATA)

Finding a Better Way

Arshon Technology is finding a better way – both through the development of next generation solutions and a clever new business model.

Arshon Technology

The Plastic Problem

Millions of tons of plastic are carelessly discarded annually, destined for landfills or leaked into the environment. Eight million tons of this plastic finds its way into the oceans each year. At this rate there will be more plastic in the ocean (by weight) than fish by 2050, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reports.

Past Issues

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