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FEATURED NEWS: The mining labour gap is closing – but not because we've solved the problem
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Federal government recognizes TSM’s effectiveness in energy management

Mining companies that are pursuing energy management best practices to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative can now qualify for funding through the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), a division of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). >> Read full article

Valuing health benefits

Three-quarters of organizations offering heath benefits want more information to better understand how their plan affects employee health outcomes, productivity and absenteeism. >> Read full article

Low world oil prices to slow growth of Canadian oil production

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers released its 2015 Crude Oil Forecast, Markets and Transportation report. Canadian oil production will increase 43 per cent over 16 years. Increased transportation capacity, in all forms, is therefore needed to meet demand. >> Read full article

Acklands-Grainger hosts grand opening of Toronto distribution centre

Acklands-Grainger Inc., Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, hosted a grand opening to celebrate its new 535,000 square-foot Toronto distribution centre located in the town of Caledon, Ont. Customers in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada will benefit from next-day delivery. >> Read full article

Ontario to help reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities

Ontario is providing $2.7 million to support research projects that will help reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The projects strongly align with the province’s ongoing prevention priorities and build on the work of the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review. >> Read full article

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Partners in Training

Hands-on Workshops from the experts

For the first time, Partners in Training is presenting a special day of workshops on topics that will benefit you in your workplace with solid take-home advice. Understanding ultrasonic analysis, oil & lubrication techniques, vibration analysis and metallurgical failure analysis are all topics that are key to any sound maintenance program. Early bird deadline for registration is October 9. Visit for the full agenda. >> Learn more...

 Featured News 
The mining labour gap is closing

The mining labour gap is closing – but not because we've solved the problem

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council reports that the mining labour market is much tighter than for other sectors. For every job vacancy in mining, there are less than three potential job seekers across Canada, compared to the average of six job seekers per vacancy for all other industries. This is one of several labour market indicators that point to the mining labour market inefficiencies, reports the MiHR. >> Learn More…


Back Blow Air Nozzle for cleaning inside bores, holes, diameters

Exair’s new 1/4 NPT Back Blow Air Nozzle has been designed to effectively blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose inside diameters, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. >> Read full article

Emerson delivers faster configuration of HART devices and streamlined wireless network management

Emerson Process Management’s AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager version 13.0 software enables customers to configure HART devices in bulk, saving time and reducing errors. >> Read full article

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SKF Enlight

SKF Enlight platform combines new mobile app with vibration sensor

New SKF Enlight combines a powerful new mobile app with a special Bluetooth-enabled vibration sensor to allow non-expert staff to gather critical machinery data, effectively turning a standard mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet into a data-collection device.  In the event of a parameter warning or alert, the user can then request an “On Demand Diagnostic” for real-time expert analysis and reporting. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

Partners In Training – Saskatoon

Date:June 24-25, 2015
Location: Saskatoon >> More Info

PEMAC 2015 Lunch & Learn Series – Webcasts

Date:September 9, 2015
Location: Webcast >> More Info

Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference

Date:September 15-16, 2015
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta >> More Info

MainTrain 2015

Date:September 21-24, 2015
Location: Vancouver >> More Info

2015 Partners in Training – London

Date:October 20-22, 2015
Location: London, Ont. >> More Info