Tag Archives: Canada

Canadian Expansion

ABB, IPS team up to tackle markets in three provinces ABB and IPS have entered into a partnership for the sale and service of motors and drives to customers in Western Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. IPS is now fully trained on selling, engineering and servicing ABB motors, drives, switchgear and related products, per a September 22 press release […]

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Blackstone Forms Repair Division

BHGE subsidiary continues to expand in 2018 It’s been a while since a Canadian company has graced this newsletter. It just so happens this one is a familiar name; one that’s been here before. Blackstone Industrial Services, the Alberta-based rotating equipment services company, has expanded its role in support of its customers and BHGE for […]

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Canadian Acquisition

Wolseley Canada acquires James Electric With EA‘s October international issue about to hit the press, this important international acquisition comes at the perfect time, and not far from home. Keith Strachan, general manager, Wolseley Canada Western Region recently announced the acquisition of James Electric Motor Services, a market leader in the sale of pumps and […]

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The New NAFTA

Mexico in? Canada out? U.S. satisfied? Wait a second… Updating an item from last week’s Direct & Current e-newsletter, the United States government reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico this week to revise and reform a proverbial reboot the North American Free Trade Agreement, which at the moment may exclude Canada. The results, according to […]

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NAFTA Thoughts

“Handshake” announcement possible Thursday NAFTA has been a swinging door greased with controversy during the Trump administration. According to multiple sources, an important breakthrough with the trade agreement could be announced Thursday. However, those reports—many of which were released from Monday to Wednesday of this week—have since been countered with additional rumors predicting the contrary. […]

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Out Like a Lion

NorthPoint Technical acquires Siemens Canada motor repair business For one company, the pleasantry describing March weather was reversed, to their good fortune. NorthPoint Technical Services ULC made a key acquisition to end March, going out like a lion, which happens to be its affiliate company’s namesake. Denver-based Lion Equity Partners, announced that its affiliate, NorthPoint, acquired […]

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Ontario Gets Advanced

Province invests $40 million in Advanced Manufacturing Canada’s most populous province is taking steps to solidify its manufacturing future. At the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Industrie 2030 summit Tuesday, the Ontario Office of the Premier announced two major investments directed towards the manufacturing industry. While discussing the province’s $400 million Business Growth Initiative, Premier Kathleen […]

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Neighboring Doubts

Is Canada’s infrastructure secure? With national security being the hot-button issue it is these days, there are certain benchmarks for comparison that allow us to see where we stand. The periodical glance at another country’s preparedness, a proverbial eye test, can be helpful to accompany our own self-assessment. Our neighbors to the north have questions of […]

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