Are You Ready for the New World of Manufacturing?
By Jim Carroll, Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert
One of the most important questions for any manufacturing company to ask itself is this: “When should we get involved in new trends and technologies?” As someone who has worked with dozens of Fortune 1000 organizations around the worldhelping them to get aligned with the latest and greatest industry trendsI would suggest that the time is now.
Disruptive Changes from Robotics Driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
By Mike Nager, Business Development Manager, Festo
In the world of automotive manufacturing, there are few technologies that promise to be as disruptive as robotics. Sound familiar? While it’s true that automation and mechanization have been prevalent in the production of automobiles for nearly a century, industrial robots were introduced to assembly lines in the 1970s.
New Condominium Authority Now in Service to Protect Residents
Authority Will Educate Condo Community, Help Resolve Disputes
The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) is now in service to better protect condo owners and residents. The Condominium Authority of Ontario will help ensure condo owners and residents are equipped with the tools and information they need by:
The unintended, and painful, consequences of a $15 minimum wage
A government-mandated increase in the price of low-skilled labour tends to lead employers to reduce their labour force - By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre
It seems obvious: if you want to give low-wage workers a raise, increase the minimum wage. But raising minimum wage produces unintended consequences that hurt many of the people it's supposed to help.
Preparing Engineering Students for Tomorrow’s Opportunities
By Dr. Tom Murad, Head of the Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA)
With the rapid pace of technological change, how can we ensure that future college and university graduates will have the skills needed for a career in today’s advanced manufacturing environment when they graduate? That’s the question that I have dedicated the last several years of my career to addressing.
A Modern Electric Bus Fleet: Improving Public Transit with System-Level Modeling
As cities across the world continue to increase in both population and density, public transportation plays a critical role in creating liveable cities by reducing the total number of vehicles operating in urban centers. An effective transit system also has the potential to drastically reduce carbon emissions generated from the transportation of people, resulting in improved urban air quality and sustaining a healthy environment for generations to come.
Alberta clears recession, challenges remain
Calgary - Alberta has said goodbye to the recession, but it will likely be a few more years before a stronger and more resilient economy fully emerges. Still, there is some improvement with oil and gas, agriculture, food processing, tourism, retail and manufacturing all experiencing modest growth.
Ontario Curbing Abuse of Unlawful Evictions
Province Delivering Stronger Protections for Tenants
The province is increasing security and peace of mind for renters by placing new requirements on the circumstances in which landlords can evict tenants. Effective September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy so that they or a family member can use a rental unit, landlords must: