Microsoft has announced a massive new investment in Canada, with plans for a state-of-the-art new headquarters located in the heart of downtown Toronto. With a move-in date set in Sept 2020, the facility, located at 81 Bay Street, is just one of a series of significant investments Microsoft is making.
Stäubli Robotics and Schneider Electric have further developed their partnership by signing a long-term agreement to integrate customized Stäubli TS series four axis SCARA robots into Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Machine architecture and platform. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform.
Danfoss Drives has reached a milestone in the company’s history. Fifty years ago, Danfoss was the first company to mass-produce AC drives. The company is said to be unique in that it has always been 100 percent focused on developing, manufacturing and supplying AC drives. Since 1968, its portfolio of products and services has been designed to maximize process performance, save the most energy and minimize emissions, the company says.
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts based in Birmingham, AL, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), is saddened to announce the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen.
Blue Springs, MO-based Fike Corporation has appointed Justin Iske, Michael Lehman and Richard Winston to its executive team. Iske, vice president of finance and treasurer, is responsible for global finance at Fike. He serves as treasurer and leads the company’s accounting, tax compliance and planning, treasury, retirement plans and financial planning and analysis, and supports corporate development for Fike and its subsidiaries.
Deep Down, Inc., a specialist in complex deepwater oil and gas distribution equipment and services based in Houston, has announced that it has received an order from Shell for work related to its Vito development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The order is for the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of an Isolation Valve system on the Vito floating production unit (FPU).
KBR, Inc. of Houston has announced it has been awarded a reimbursable Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract by Vancouver, BC-based Methanex Corporation for providing Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for a 5000 MTPD world-scale methanol plant to be located adjacent to their existing Geismar, Louisiana facilities.
Emerson announced today the launch of its Emerson Impact Partner Network representing the company’s highest level of customer support. This sales and service channel serves as an integral part of Emerson’s commitment to help process and industrial companies digitally transform their operations to help achieve Top Quartile performance – reaching the top 25 percent of peer companies across metrics critical to the business.
Cummins Inc. of Surrey, BC, has announced the opening of its online store in Canada. Located at shopcummins.ca, the site launched on June 1 allowing customers to choose from over 300 products at their convenience. The new online store features a team of parts experts, speaking English and French, to provide live chat assistance, an optimized mobile site, an opportunity to receive exclusive offers and promotions, and a hassle free return policy.
Chromatic Industries of Conroe, TX, has announced the establishment of an Exclusive Joint Collaboration between it and RMT Valvomeccanica. The latter is part of one of the oldest valve manufacturing group in Italy, the Giva Group operating since 1962. The factory and headquarter of the company are located in the town of Solbiate Olona just north of Milan in the very heart of the Italian and European Valve Industry.