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Trans-Pacific Partnership will benefit Canada’s mining sector, MAC

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has expressed its support for Canada’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Canada’s exports of metals and minerals to TPP countries were worth on average $158.6 billion per year from 2012 to 2014. >> Read full article

Caregivers in the workplace

With 2.9 million working Canadians now serving as caregivers, caregiving responsibilities can have a significant impact on employee productivity and engagement. >> Read full article

Bleak numbers lead junior miners on innovative paths to disrupt the downturn – PwC report

The drying up of equity and debt markets coupled with new lows in cash reserves have pushed Canada's junior mining industry on a further downward financial trend, according to PwC. But the industry is looking to innovate and collaborate in an effort to move forward. >> Read full article

Optimising Mine Operations Conference

Companies in the mining sector will need to consider how to optimize their strategies towards integration of IT, OT (operations technology) and IoT (Internet of Things) to improve and realize value. That’s one takeaway from OMOC Toronto 2015 – an industry-lead event for senior operations, managerial and technical mining professionals. >> Read full article

REM Webinar Series: Oil & Lubrication

Join reliability specialist James Reyes-Picknell, along with a select panel, as he leads a discussion entitled: “Fluid Analysis: Can you verify that your lubrication program works?” Register for the free webinar – October 29, 2015 at 2 PM EST. >> Read full article

Siemens produces report on the future of manufacturing

Siemens has partnered with the Lawrence Centre at Ivey Business School to produce a trend report on the future of manufacturing in Canada. >> Read full article

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Planning & Scheduling Tip: Wrench Time

Planning & Scheduling Tip: Wrench Time

The concept of wrench time is important because most good plants with good maintenance forces are only at 35 per cent. Palmer explains that this score means that the overall present workforce spends only about 3.5 hours out of a 10-hour shift directly working on an asset. What do they do with the rest of the time? >> Learn More…


Abanaki TubeTastic tube skimmer

Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, has improved the design of the TubeTastic! tube skimmer. The newly renovated skimmer has metal reinforcements to prevent wearing on the skimmer and the tube material during abrasive applications. >> Read full article

Allegro supplied air shields and welding helmets

The Allegro Deluxe Supplied Air Shield and Welding Helmet (Blue) is performance proven and a cost effective system used by aluminum plants, mines, chemical plants and refineries. The Welding Shield flips up allowing the user to grind and clean metal looking through a clear ANSI face shield. >> Read full article

 Featured Product 
KSB Multistage pump with long service life

KSB Multistage pump with long service life

KSB Group extended its tried-and-tested Multitec type series: the new high-pressure pump Multitec DN 200 will be available with four different hydraulic systems and two to six stages. It is designed for casing pressures of up to 40 bar and suitable for use in water supply, irrigation, pressure boosting or fire-fighting systems. Its maximum head is nearly 400 m and its maximum flow rate is 850 m³/h. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

SMRP 2015 Annual Conference

Date: October 12-15, 2015
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio >> More Info

PTDA 2015 Industry Summit

Date: October 21-24, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois >> More Info