Advancing R&D in Ontario: NRC Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub

Advancing R&D in Ontario: NRC Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub

The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada’s focus is to assist Canadian manufacturers in adapting to advanced manufacturing – including mass customization, process industrialization, and factory automation to increase the productivity and competitiveness of various sectors of Canadian industry. To address these opportunities for advancement, there is a high-tech space for Canadian SMEs to further…

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Supports $10.1M Project for FCA

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Supports $10.1M Project for FCA

FCA Canada recently received funding from the Ontario provincial government to support an investment in a new Vehicle Dynamics Simulator (VDS) lab that features the most advanced driving simulation technology in North America. FCA Canada, a subsidiary of FCA US, operates assembly facilities in Windsor and Brampton, Ontario; these facilities produce several Chrysler and Dodge…

[Webinar Aug 15] Career-Ready with CTMA: Prepare for Fall 2019 Hires

[Webinar Aug 15] Career-Ready with CTMA: Prepare for Fall 2019 Hires

On July 15, 2019, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) and the Ontario Provincial Government announced the launch of the Career-Ready with CTMA program – a new hiring program in partnership with Mentor Works Ltd. This program is helping close the skilled trades gap in the Machine, Tool, Die & Mould (MTDM) sector in…

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): $20M for Woodbridge Foam Corporation

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): $20M for Woodbridge Foam Corporation

Woodbridge Foam Corporation, based out of Mississauga, Ontario, is a global systems solution provider specializing in fully-integrated foam solutions. These solutions – including polyurethane, polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyethylene – are destined for both automotive and non-automotive markets. The company has recently received Canadian government funding to support facility upgrades and a new research and development…

Electric Vehicle Technology R&D Opportunities

Electric Vehicle Technology R&D Opportunities

The automotive industry is preparing for a future where consumers can purchase a wide range of powertrain types. Although internal combustion engines (ICEs) will continue to represent a large portion of the market, battery electric and hybrid options will grow in popularity and become a much more widespread option. OEMs are preparing for this reality…

Career-Ready with CTMA: Access Hiring Grants Starting July 15, 2019

Career-Ready with CTMA: Access Hiring Grants Starting July 15, 2019

UPDATE: View the 2020 application page for Career-Ready with CTMA. Ontario-based automotive suppliers are constantly seeking high-quality manufacturing employees. Recruiting youth workers is a great way to build your team, which is why the new Career-Ready with CTMA program has been launched, starting today, July 15. The program is specifically designed to close the skilled…

Electric Vehicle Technology Development and Adoption Timelines

Electric Vehicle Technology Development and Adoption Timelines

Electric vehicle technology adoption must marry the readiness of manufacturers, consumers, and government regulators, all of whom have expressed varying levels of caution and optimism about the widescale adoption of EVs. There’s no one group that can independently bring electric vehicle technologies to the forefront; rather, it takes the collective and coordinated interest of all…

Precision Fab Inc. Awarded Over $2M in Canadian Manufacturing Grants

Precision Fab Inc. Awarded Over $2M in Canadian Manufacturing Grants

Precision Fab Inc. (PFI) is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of metal racking for the automotive, aerospace, and material handling industry. Headquartered in Aylmer, Ontario, the company operates three North American manufacturing facilities and continues expanding its operations through strategic investment projects. In recent years, Precision Fab has used Canadian manufacturing grants to help spur…

OpenHDMaps Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Ventures Program

OpenHDMaps Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Ventures Program

Ontario is on a mission to strengthen its position as a world-leading automotive manufacturer, by supporting its vast collection of information and communication technology companies. One of the key technologies emerging within the self-driving industry is high definition mapping for autonomous vehicles. HD maps are extremely high-resolution maps with centimetre-level precision to ensure the highest…