Beckhoff Automation recently moved its Canadian headquarters to Cambridge, ON, to increase warehousing and customer support capabilities. The 11,000-square-foot office offers space for customer training, seminars, sales activities, technical support and an Innovation Lab for application testing and proof of concepts with the latest Beckhoff technologies, including the XPlanar “Flying Motion” system and the eXtended Transport System (XTS).
Winnipeg-based Richardson International Limited has announced a significant investment in its canola crush plant in Yorkton, SK. In addition to doubling its processing capacity to 2.2 million metric tonnes, the project will optimize operational efficiencies and modernize the facility to meet an ever-growing global demand for canola oil and canola meal products.
London, ON-based McCormick Canada has announced that it is has moved the blending, bottling and packaging of French’s Ketchup from a third-party Canadian supplier to in-house production in London. Club House has been based in London for over 135 years and now French’s Ketchup, made with 100 per cent Canadian-grown tomatoes, is being manufactured in London.
Neo Performance Materials of Toronto and Lakewood, CO-based Energy Fuels Inc. have announced a rare earth production initiative spanning European and North American critical material supply chains. The initiative will produce value-added rare earth products from natural monazite sands, a by-product of heavy mineral sands mined in the southeastern U.S.
The Washignton, DC-based Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) has announced that its newest full member is Samson Controls, Inc., Canada, serving the Canadian market from its Markham, ON, head office since 1983.
Endress+Hauser Group has weathered the crisis year 2020 in good shape, according to the company. However, the Switzerland-based group’s consolidated sales fell – strongly influenced by exchange rate effects – by almost 3 percent to just under €2.6 billion.
The Federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced more than $33 million in joint funding for 26 projects in Saskatchewan. Important upgrades to water and wastewater systems in the Town of Hudson Bay and the Village of Edenwold will help protect the health of residents and the environment.
Cancoppas Ltd. of Mississauga, ON, has acquired a majority stake in Brampton, ON-based Conflow Technologies Inc. Conflow will operate as a sister company and has relocated from Brampton to Mississauga.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food has announced funding of up to $116,800 for the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) to accelerate sustainable agricultural development. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau met with Jennifer Green, executive director of the CBA, and Rob McKinlay of Harcolm Farms in Woodstock, ON, who installed a Belgium-based, factory-built Biolectric mini digester system on his 72-head dairy farm.
Kruger Inc. of Montreal recently made three simultaneous announcements: its Kruger Products subsidiary is announcing a $240 million project to expand its operations in the Sherbrooke region which will become a major hub for the production of tissue products in Québec; its Specialty Papers division will receive financial contributions totaling $146.1 million; and Kruger Products celebrated the completion and successful start-up of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Brompton borough of Sherbrooke, featuring Canada’s largest and most modern through-air-dry (TAD) tissue machine after investments of $575 million.