Industry News

CTMA launches another round of Career-Ready program

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is pleased to announce its very successful Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities program has been extended for another year! The CTMA has received funding from the Skills Development Fund, through Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD), to provide 300

April 22nd, 2024|Categories: Announcement, CTMA News, Industry News, Press Release|

Regional Development Program supports business growth in Eastern, Southwestern Ontario

The Regional Development Program takes a coordinated approach to supporting business growth in eastern and southwestern Ontario. The program supports eligible small- and medium-sized businesses investing in new equipment and training to expand operations in these regions, and also provides support to municipalities and economic development organizations investing in economic

April 18th, 2024|Categories: Industry News|

Mitutoyo Canada Inc. has appointed Ravi Prasad as vice president of sales and service

Ravi Prasad was recently appointed as Mitutoyo's vice president of sales and service. Mitutoyo photo Mitutoyo Canada Inc. has appointed Ravi Prasad as vice president of sales and service, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Matt Dye, president of Mitutoyo America Corporation and Mitutoyo Canada Inc., will continue in his

March 27th, 2024|Categories: Industry News, Industry Update, Member News|

Automotive sector, what is happening in Mexico

Are you interested in learning more about Mexico’s Automotive, and the opportunities for your company? This free webinar, organized by the Government of Ontario in collaboration with the National Auto Parts Industry Association -Mexico and presented by Francisco N. González Díaz, offers an excellent opportunity for Ontario companies to gain

March 14th, 2024|Categories: Industry News, Industry Update|

Mazak & Triumph Tool Partnered Open House

Join Mazak & Triumph Tool on March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to learn how to improve productivity with world-class Mazak machine tools and the best in work-holding, metal-working fluids and tooling. Registration is available here. Event/Speaker Schedule: 9 a.m.: Doors open 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.: Sandvik

March 8th, 2024|Categories: Industry News|

Registration Now Open: FABTECH 2024

Improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions for all your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs at FABTECH Canada, which is returning to Toronto from June 11 to 13. Not only can you watch demonstrations on the exhibit floor and compare products side by side, but you can

March 5th, 2024|Categories: Announcement, Industry News, Industry Update|

Exploring Opportunities in the EV Supply Chain

Join Invest WindsorEssex for these free in-person events to examine the best practices for manufacturing various components in an electric vehicle's drivetrain. Each workshop includes: • Battery production from cell through packs • Electric motors, with a focus on new hairpin technologies • Fuel cells and some of the

February 21st, 2024|Categories: Industry News|

Up to $20,000 available for employers to hire & train apprentices

Support Ontario Youth is pleased to partner with ApprenticeSearch.com to offer employers up to $20,000 in grants for hiring and training first-year apprentices in the Construction and Manufacturing Trades. Financial incentives as part of this program include: $5,000 per apprentice per year for a max of two Level 1 apprentices

February 21st, 2024|Categories: Industry News, Industry Update, Member Help|

CTMA celebrates 60th Anniversary at AGM & Dinner

Since opening its doors in 1963, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has accomplished an impressive amount—not only within the organization—but for the industry, as well. It’s no surprise the organization’s Annual General Meeting & Dinner was once again nearly sold out with more than 180 guests gathering

February 8th, 2024|Categories: CTMA News, General, Industry News|

Subscribe to the Members Forum – Exclusive to CTMA Members

Have a question you need answered instantly? Looking for recommendations? Machine time? quoting software? Whatever it is, the forum provides direct contact with CTMA members. Get your responses instantly from others in the industry! How to Subscribe: Step 1: Under the MEMBERS ONLY drop-down menu, scroll down & click

January 22nd, 2024|Categories: CTMA News, General, Industry News, Industry Update, Member Help, Member News|

CTMA’s Career-Ready program improving precision metalworking industry

Since launching the first Career-Ready program in 2019, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has changed the lives of many and is paving the way for future workers within the precision metalworking industry. The Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities program, funded in part by the Skills Development Fund,

January 18th, 2024|Categories: Announcement, CTMA News, Industry News, Industry Update, students|

Great networking opportunity at Manufacturing Day

Louis Jahn (left) attended Manufacturing Day on Dec. 6, on behalf of the CTMA. Pictured here with Hon. Rob Flack, MPP (middle) and Alan Arcan, Chief Economist, CME. CTMA photo Members of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition (CMC), a group representing Canada’s manufacturing trade associations, chaired by Canadian

December 21st, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News|

Jergens announces retirement of long-time Canadian territories rep

Jergens recently announced the retirement of its long-time dedicated Canadian territories rep, Tom Reid. Reid had been selling and servicing products from all three Jergens business units – Workholding, lifting and fasteners – since 1998. “I feel very fortunate to have had such a productive relationship with so many

December 18th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Member News, Press Release|

CTMA attends ISTMA World Tooling Conference

Executive director, Robert Cattle (left) and president, Louis Jahn, recently travelled to Cape Town, South Africa, to attend ISTMA’s World Tooling Conference from Nov. 6 to 9. CTMA photo The CTMA’s executive director, Robert Cattle, and president, Louis Jahn, recently travelled to Cape Town, South Africa, to attend

November 27th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News|

Industry can turn to WAMIC for measurement magic using metrology

In manufacturing, metrology establishes a common set of measurements that can ensure quality control, proper maintenance and tool calibration, as well as overall plant safety. WAMIC photo At the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC), the team specializes in metrology; defined as the scientific study of measurement and

November 27th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Machinery, Member News|

BIG DAISHOWA expands range of smart damper-integrated products

BIG DAISHOWA has expanded its lineup of Smart Damper-integrated products to include 318 large bore systems and the CK1, CK2 and CKB3 systems. BIG DAISHOWA has expanded its lineup of Smart Damper-integrated products to include 318 large bore systems and the CK1, CK2 and CKB3 systems. BIG DAISHOWA photo

October 30th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

Building Blocks for health and safety success available for CTMA members

Most businesses want to do the right thing; protect their people and achieve legal compliance. However, customers without health and safety departments or dedicated staff to oversee these positive outcomes, often struggle. WSPS recognizes this and has developed Building Blocks, a personalized consulting solution for businesses looking for support –

October 30th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

CTMA encourages youth to begin careers within the skilled trades at Level Up! in Windsor

Students in grades 7 to 12, as well as parents and jobseekers, had the opportunity to learn about the skilled trades during the Level Up! career fair in Windsor from Oct. 25 to 26. CTMA photo The CTMA recently attended the Level Up! Skilled Trades Fair in Windsor

October 27th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News|

CME Statement regarding interruption of transits in St. Lawrence Seaway

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) released the following statement regarding the shut down of the St. Lawrence Seaway as workers began a strike: “This labour dispute will have a major impact on our businesses. This is another interruption at the heart of the supply chain, and manufacturers are once again

October 27th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Industry Update|

Mitigating Auto Theft Risk for High-Target Vehicles

Article courtesy of Cowan Insurance Group Did you know a car is stolen every 48 minutes in Ontario? Car theft increased 72% between 2014 and 2021 and jumped an additional 14% just in the last few years. The average time for a car to be stolen is now only 15

October 25th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

EDC, PwC to host Automotive Tooling Seminar Nov. 21

Export Development Canada (EDC) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) will host the 27th edition of the Automotive Tooling Seminar, which will be hosted in-person on Nov. 21, 2023. Participants will hear timely information on the sector from these featured speakers: Cara Walton, Director, Harbour Results Inc. Ross Prusakowski, Director, Economic and

October 25th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

AarKel Tool & Die acquires Injection Technologies in Windsor

AarKel Tool & Die recently announced the successful acquisition of Injection Technologies in Windsor, Ont. The formation of AarKel Injection Technologies now stands as a prominent leader in mould trials. Injection Technologies, which first opened in 1990 as the area’s “original” mould testing facility, and currently operates as a full-service

October 19th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News, Member News|

KBC Tools & Machinery named Supplier of the Year by A V Gauge & Fixture Inc.

KBC Tools & Machinery recently announced that it is the recipient of the A V Gauge & Fixture Inc. Supplier of the Year Award for 2022. This award recognizes a strategic supplier that has consistently demonstrated exemplary contract performance, innovation, collaboration and played a significant role in helping A V

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News, Industry Update, Member News|

Dormer Pramet adds a new option to their high-end threading options

the Dormer Shark E894 is a high performance HSS-E thread forming tap, which is suitable for both through and blind holes in a wide range of workpiece materials. Dormer photo Dormer Pramet, a global tool manufacturer, recently introduced a new addition to its line-up: the Dormer Shark E894.

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News|

Webinar: Chinese Automotive Acceleration: A “Global New Norm”?

ISTMA World is hosting the “Chinese Automotive Acceleration: A "Global New Norm"? Emerging Trends and Supply Chain Alignment webinar with support from its Global Partner GF+, on Oct. 26. Venkatramani Ramaswamy, Global Automotive Segment Manager from GF+, will be the keynote speaker. The automotive industry trends and what is

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Industry Update|

Buy your favourite tools, support your local schools

From Oct. 1 to Dec. 29, 2023, BIG DAISHOWA will once again donate a tooling certificate valued at 20 per cent of every qualifying order to the buyer’s school of choice through the Tools for Schools program. BIG DAISHOWA photo For the second year in a row,

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

CTMA elects new president; introduces 3 new board members

Louis Jahn was elected as the CTMA's new president by the Association’s members at the CTMA’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 21, 2023, at the Lamplighter Inn in London, Ont. The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) recently announced Louis Jahn as its new president, effective Sept.

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, CTMA News, Industry News|

ISTMA Business Conditions Report for first half of 2023

On behalf of ISTMA, we encourage you to participate the Business Conditions Survey for the first half of 2023. The survey is intended to provide an overview of business trends and conditions in the Mould, Die, and Precision Machining industries, worldwide. The survey format is designed for quick and easy completion. Following the

July 28th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

CTMA, members featured in issue of Manufacturing in Focus Magazine

The CTMA a few of our members were recently featured in an issue of Manufacturing in Focus Magazine. These well-written articles provide a look inside each organization, and how we all contribute to our industry. Some of the members featured, include: Black Control Company Inc. Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. Max Die

July 28th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Member News|

BIG DAISHOWA introduces C3 series of BIG CAPTO tool holders

BIG DAISHOWA has introduced the C3 program, an expansion of the BIG CAPTO tool holder line, designed to increase efficiency and precision for small lathes. BIG DAISHOWA photo BIG DAISHOWA has introduced the C3 program, an expansion of the BIG CAPTO tool holder line, designed to increase efficiency

July 28th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Member News|

Save the Date: Shop Metalworking Expo

Save the date for the Shop Metalworking & Technology Expo on Oct. 12 at the Ciociaro Club in Windsor, Ont. This event provides the opportunity to network with regional buying influencers, manufacturers, and distributors, and learn about the newest products and technologies available. The Shop Metalworking & Technology Expo is more than

July 28th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

Mazak to highlight advanced machine tools, automation at CMTS 2023

Canadian manufacturers who want to boost their machining productivity and profitability will experience high-efficiency precision from Mazak solutions at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) from Sept. 25 to 28 at booth #1217. Mazak’s Done In One multi-tasking machining will be represented by the Integrex i-350H S and QT-Ez

July 28th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Member News|

Canadian Advanced Manufacturing Technology partnering delegation to Brazil

Global Affairs Canada, through the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo and in collaboration with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), are now accepting applications to participate in the Canadian Technology Partnering Delegation to Brazil focused on Advanced Manufacturing. The Partnership Development Activity (PDA)

June 29th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Export Business Mission to Industrial Transformation Mexico 2023

The Government of Ontario, in collaboration with Trade and Investment office in Mexico, invites you to participate in the Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Export Business Mission to Industrial Transformation Show Mexico 2023 (ITM) and a business outreach program in Leon and Queretaro. The mission presents an excellent opportunity for innovative Ontario

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Virtual learning session available for employers across Canada

The government of Canada is offering virtual learning sessions for employers across Canada who want information on attracting, hiring and retaining global talent. The next event will take place on July 5 at 1 p.m. Attendees will learn about how Express Entry category-based selection works, including eligibility criteria and occupations

June 29th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Industry Update|

GIFMP Track 2 now accepting proposals

The Green Industrial Facilities Manufacturing Program (GIFMP) Track 2 for industrial facilities, is now accepting proposals until July 31, 2023. GIFMP includes $194M over five years to support the implementation of energy efficiency and energy management solutions. The program aims to Improve energy performance & competitiveness for industry in Canada,

June 29th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

Companies may be required to file accessibility compliance report by Dec. 31, 2023

All organizations in Ontario are required to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). If your organization has 20 or more employees in Ontario, you are legally required to file an accessibility compliance report by Dec. 31, 2023. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,

June 29th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Industry Update|

CTMA attends ISTMA General Assembly 2023

ISTMA recently held its 2023 General Assembly virtually, which brought together many representatives of the special tooling community from around the world, including the CTMA's executive director, Robert Cattle. ISTMA photo ISTMA recently held its 2023 General Assembly virtually, which brought together many representatives of the special

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Mazak MegaStir becomes exclusive tooling supplier for MELD solid deposition technology

Mazak MegaStir recently signed an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of tooling for MELD Manufacturing’s solid deposition technology. As a pioneer in friction stir welding (FSW) technology, Mazak MegaStir will provide its hard metal expertise along with tooling specifically developed for the MELD process that also incorporates the use

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Sowa, Greenfield partner to expand cutting tool offering

Sowa Tool & Machine (Sowa) and Greenfield Industries (Greenfield) have announced a new supply agreement that will offer Canadian customers quick access to more than 26,000 products from brands like Cleveland, Chicago-Latrobe, and Greenfield Threading. “We are proud and excited to partner with Greenfield Industries,” said Ryan Esposito, COO of

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Support Ontario Youth announces new interim executive director

Support Ontario Youth (SOY) has announced the appointment of Melanie Winter as the interim Executive Director beginning June 1, 2023. Winter joined the SOY team with more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and manufacturing sector. As the daughter of an automotive service technician and high school transportation

May 30th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

Advanced Manufacturing/Automotive/Industry 4.0 ITM Mexico Opportunities 2023

The Government of Ontario, in partnership with the Trade and Investment Office in Mexico, invites you to participate in a free webinar highlighting the opportunities in the Advanced Manufacturing/Automotive sector in Mexico, emphasizing the 4.0 Industry. The webinar will be held on June 27, from 11 a.m. to 12

May 30th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities program

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities program! Through this program, eligible employers could receive 50% of wages paid up to $5,000 for a single placement, up to $10,000 for two placements,

April 28th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News, News|

Registration open for ISTMA World Conference in South Africa

Registration is open to attend the ISTMA World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Nov. 6 to 10, 2023. This event will feature: World Conference focusing on Sustainable Development, Technical Advances in Tooling Manufacturing and Skills

April 27th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News|

Ontario increasing minimum wage to $16.55

The Ontario government is increasing the minimum wage to $16.55 an hour as of Oct. 1, 2023. This 6.8 per cent pay raise for low-income workers builds on the government’s steady and predictable increases every year to help families offset the rising cost of living. “Under the leadership of Premier

April 27th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News|

Sponsorships now available for Annual Apprentice Awards!

The CTMA has always been a supporter of encouraging and inspiring youth to begin their careers in the trades, and we know this initiative hits home for many of our members. CTMA's Apprentice Awards support, recognize and provide encouragement to apprentices, while increasing the awareness of the value of

April 25th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, News|

How CTMA is investing in the future of our industry

Robert Cattle, executive director, was recently featured in an episode of Fifth Wave Manufacturing's “The Story of Making Tomorrow”, where he discusses ways that the CTMA is answering the challenge of not having enough skilled people in machining. Cattle expands on this with topics including: ● CTMA's Career-Ready

April 11th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, Video|

Ontario preparing students for jobs of the future

The Ontario government has announced that it is implementing a new high school graduation requirement to help better prepare students across our province for the jobs of tomorrow. Starting with students entering Grade 9 in September 2024, all students will now be required to earn a Grade 9

April 11th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News, Industry Update, Press Release|

Burloak Tool acquires Armactool

Burloak Tool has announced the acquisition of Armactool, a tool & die plant in St. George, Ont. Since the December acquisition, Burloak Tool has successfully integrated the two businesses under the Burloak Tool brand and welcomed all Armactool employees to the Burloak team. Armactool has provided quality tooling to blue

March 30th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Member News, News|

BIG DAISHOWA introduces Mega 12DS power chuck for heavy-duty end milling

BIG DAISHOWA has announced a new addition to the Mega double power chuck lineup for heavy-duty end milling: the Mega 12DS. Designed for trochoidal milling with anti-vibration end mills, the Mega 12DS series features high rigidity and gripping strength and is available in BBT30/40, HSK-A, C for metric and

March 29th, 2023|Categories: General, Industry News|

Ontario introducing new investment tax credit for manufacturing sector

To attract additional investment in the province’s economy, the Ontario government has announced plans for a new Ontario Made Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit to help local manufacturers grow, innovate, become more competitive and create jobs. Submitted photo To attract additional investment in the province’s economy, the Ontario government

March 25th, 2023|Categories: Announcement, Industry News, Industry Update|

Finding the right type of financing for your business projects

The growth of your business depends on accessing the money you need for your day-to-day operations and expansion projects. To ensure the sound financial management and successful growth of your company, it’s essential to match the projects you’re planning with the right kind of financing. Josée Quevillon, assistant vice president,

February 25th, 2023|Categories: Industry News, Member Help, Press Release|

MMRI provides CTMA tour of research facility

On Jan. 18, the CTMA was provided “behind the scenes” tour of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) to see how technical experts are working towards finding solutions for challenges faced by today’s manufacturing industry. Through training, research, and industry support in advanced manufacturing, MMRI works with students, government, and

January 25th, 2023|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, Machinery, News, students, Technology|

CTMA attends Manufacturing Day at Queen’s Park

CTMA Attends Manufacturing Day at Queen's Park The CTMA recently met with Ministers and MPPs during Manufacturing Day in Queen’s Park on Dec. 7, 2022, to discuss how government and industry can work together to drive investment in manufacturing and grow the sector. CTMA president, Chris Hergott;

December 15th, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, CTMA News, Industry News|

CTMA, OCTE begin deliveries of new advanced machinery to 40 high schools

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) and Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE), in partnership with 22 district school boards, will purchase and deliver new, high-tech machine equipment for 40 high schools throughout Ontario. “Our goal is to expose high school students to technology at an

November 22nd, 2022|Categories: CTMA News, Industry News, Industry Update, Machinery, Press Release, students|
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