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Environmental groups lobby federal court to protect caribou in Alberta's oilsands region
Environmental and aboriginal groups are in court asking a judge to force the federal government to order emergency protection for caribou in Alberta's oil-sands region.
Learn why...

Oil sands, conventional oil both fuel Canadian crude production growth
Oil sands growth and new production from existing conventional oil reserves will drive Canadian crude oil production to about 4.7 million barrels per day by 2025 according to the latest forecast from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
Get full details of the forecast...

Suncor finishes upgrader maintenance work
Suncor Energy Inc. said this week it has completed scheduled maintenance at one of two oil sands upgraders. Find out its new production capacity...

Western Potash announces purchase of the Milestone Project plan site land
Western Potash Corp. has completed the purchase of a large parcel of surface lands, advancing the development of the plant site facility for its Milestone potash solution mining project in southern Saskatchewan.
Learn more about the company's plans...

Calgary's Pure Technologies buys U.S. developer of pipeline inspection technologies
Pure Technologies Ltd. in Calgary has purchased the business and assets of Electromechanical Technologies Inc., a Salt Lake City-based developer of advanced pipeline inspection technologies. Learn more about the purchase...

Take our annual 2011 salary survey — and win!
It's that time of year again: Win one of our $100 Canadian Tire gift cards by filling out PEM's salary survey. The survey helps plant maintenance, engineering and operations professionals track industry-wide trends in salaries, raises and other benefits against industry peers.

Energold Drilling acquires Bertram International specialty drilling
Energold Drilling Corp. has executed an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding shares, and upon completion of the purchase will take over the business operations of Bertram International Corp., a diversified specialty drilling company. Learn more...

FEATURE: Power Transmission

Custom Made:
Custom bearings may be the solution to difficult applications

By Stephen Thompson
Have you ever been in a situation where you knew exactly what bearing you needed only to be told that a specific design or feature was no longer available? Read this feature for a look at the considerations to make when deciding to go with custom bearings.
Full feature...


Deep-drilling brushless servomotor
Electromate announced that Maxon has launched its EC22 HD motor for the exceptionally high requirements in deep drilling technology. more...

High-temp, metal-seat ball valves
A-T Controls has released its new M-series metal seat ball valves, engineered with specially coated matched balls and seats. more...

High-pressure PTFE hoses
Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced its 944B and 955B high-pressure PTFE hose assemblies to handle high working pressures while maintaining peak flow rates. more...


Mining for Talent: Industry pilot program awards certification to Canadian mining workers

Designs on Safety: Custom machine eliminates manual installation of roof bolts in mines

Data Drill Down: Teck Resources unearths stronger asset performance with new ERP system

Custom Made: Custom bearings may be the solution to difficult applications


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