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International Signs Expo

See Norlok at the ISA Expo in Las Vegas!

Norlok Technology is having their products and services displayed at ISA International Sign Expo, Booth # 1039. The show is being held on April 23 – 26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Attend the ISA International Sign Expo 2019 for free and get 50% off education before the Early bird deadline or 25% off education after the early bird deadline courtesy of NORLOK TECHNOLOGY INC.   Register Now!    Read More...

Ottawa invests $100M in steel, aluminum SMEs across Canada

OTTAWA — The Liberal government in Ottawa is offering steel and aluminum SMEs and users impacted by US tariffs on the metals $100 million in funding. The Trump Administration in Washington imposed tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum imports from Canada and other countries claiming they were a threat to national security. Read more at Plant’s website where this article was first published. Read More...
mmp show

The MMP Show is back in Winnipeg and Empire will be there!

The annual MMP show is being held this year on April 3, 2019 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. Registration is free for the show and is now open. Click here to Register FREE! The keynote speaker this year is Amy May, General Manager, Boeing Canada Winnipeg who will be discussing the topic of “Manufacturing in Manitoba: Staying Competitive.” About the Show: Employing a highly efficient table-top format, the MMP Expo is a series of one day regional table-top tradeshow where engineers, product developers, machine builders and systems integrators can discuss, network, and solicit advice on the latest technologies and applications that drive Read More...

Faster Deduction Available for Equipment Purchases

There was great news for businesses in the federal government’s Economic Statement which was announced on November 20th, 2018.  The “Accelerated Investment Incentive”, means taxpayers will be entitled to claim a 100% deduction for manufacturing, processing and also clean energy equipment in the year it is put to use, instead of 25% in the first year and 50% per year thereafter on a declining balance basis. The first year deduction on other asset purchases, such as buildings, vehicles, patents, and equipment, will be three times the amount currently deductible. This eliminates the half-year rule and allows a deduction equal to one and Read More...

A guide to bending safety

A press brake can be one of the most dangerous machines on the shop floor, but the latest safeguarding devices and best practices help keep operators safe. A press brake is one of very few pieces of equipment on which an operator is required to directly interact with the machine. And with the ram outputting significant tonnage, this machine has the potential to be extremely dangerous. But with the proper training and safeguarding devices, operators can perform bending operations with ease and without fear of injury. What to Watch out For There are many hazards when it comes to bending operations. Most recognizable is where the punch and the die meet—the point of contact, or Read More...