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FABTECH Canada Brings Experience, Reach and Success to Canadian Manufacturers

FABTECH Canada Brings Experience, Reach and Success to Canadian Manufacturers

North American Manufacturing Organizations Bring More Than 300 Years of Combined Experience to Canada’s Fabricating, Welding, Metal Forming and Finishing Industries


Manufacturing is a key industry for any country, and Canadian manufacturers directly employ more than one in every 10 working Canadians – paying over $1.84 billion each week in salaries, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters — making manufacturing the third largest industry for employment in Canada, eclipsed only by retail and healthcare.


To support this critical industry, FABTECH Canada 2016 comes to the Toronto Congress Centre March 22-24, bringing together manufacturing leaders, decision makers, suppliers and buyers from coast to coast, including neighboring U.S. states as well. Featuring more than 73,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and attracting over 4,000 buyers in 2014, FABTECH Canada continues to grow – benefiting from the experience of 29 years of FABTECH shows between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


“Since its inception, the FABTECH show series has been committed to supporting the fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing trades,” said John Catalano, senior event manager for SME. “FABTECH Canada continues on that promise, focusing solely on the success and growth of these industries within Canada.”


Now in its third cycle, FABTECH Canada will give attendees access to hundreds of exhibiting companies along with their new products, thousands of experts and peers all under one roof, and a variety of special events and education sessions. All designed to better enable Canadian manufacturers and manufacturing professionals to compete in the national and global marketplace.


FABTECH Canada continues to serve as Canada’s most complete destination for fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing, carrying with it the full North American reach of the FABTECH series. With an unmatched reputation in the industry, FABTECH is the largest event in this sector in North America.

“With more manufacturing professionals in Ontario alone, than in any other jurisdiction throughout Canada or the U.S., FABTECH Canada is committed to serving Canadian manufacturers’ unique set of needs and business environment,” Catalano said.


To learn more about FABTECH Canada, or register as an exhibitor, visit

Increased Show Floor, Conference, Number of Attendees and Exhibitors result in High Volume of Sales at Show

Toronto, CanadaFABTECH Canada, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in Canada, is pleased to announce that its recently concluded show in Toronto saw increases in both number of attendees and exhibitors as well as floor space.  

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FABTECH Canada 2014 in the News

In case you missed it, here is radio and television coverage from FABTECH Canada 2014:

CBC Radio One


CityTV Breakfast Television at FABTECH Canada 2014

GlobalTV’s The Morning Show at FABTECH Canada 2014

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Canadian Metalworking features FABTECH Canada

Take a look at Canadian Metalworking‘s March issue!

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Manufacturing Industry Can Produce Superstars, Say Organizers of FABTECH Canada, Country’s Only Manufacturing Event of its Kind

Event to reach out to young Canadians to demonstrate attraction of industry as sound career choice

Toronto, Ontario – March 5, 2014 – Think manufacturing is only a get-down-and-dirty kind of business? Manufacturing has come a long way from past images, transforming into what is today a high-tech, leading-edge industry with plenty of job opportunities.

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Video: Why Attend FABTECH Canada?

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Countdown to FABTECH Canada

This year’s bigger, better version of FABTECH Canada will have a jam-packed conference schedule for attendees.

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American Welding Society Announces Educational Session Lineup for FABTECH Canada

Miami, Fla., February 25, 2014 – The American Welding Society (AWS) will host various educational sessions at the FABTECH Canada show at the Toronto Congress Centre on March 18 – 20, 2014. FABTECH Canada is Canada’s only exclusive fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing event.

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Manual Rollover Positioners for Welding

Bluco Corporation will display their new line of manual rollover positioners at FABTECH CANADA 2014.

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BOHLER-UDDEHOLM Launches PVD Coating Centre in Mississauga, Ontario

BOHLER-UDDEHOLM, Mississauga, Ontario has opened a new PVD Coating facility at the Thermo-Tech thermal processing location. This 9000 square foot service center will provide high-performance duplex PVD coatings to the Canadian manufacturing sector out of advanced coating chambers supplied by Eifeler, Dusseldorf Germany.

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INDUSTRIOS Software exhibiting at FABTECH CANADA 2014

Oakville, Ontario, February 4, 2014 – INDUSTRIOS Software, Inc., developer of INDUSTRIOS ERP Manufacturing Suite, announced today it is attending FABTECH CANADA 2014, being held at the Toronto Congress in Toronto, Ontario, March 18 – 20.

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InfoSight Corporation to Highlight Solutions for Fabricators and Galvanizers at FABTECH Canada 2014

Chillicothe, Ohio, January 2014 – InfoSight Corporation will feature their identification and traceability solutions for the galvanizing and fabricating industries in booth #1817 at FABTECH Canada this March and again in booth #1807 at NASCC in Toronto (March 26-28).

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LVD Strippit Showcases its Latest in Laser Cutting, Bending and Punching Solutions at FABTECH Canada 2014

Akron, NY — LVD Strippit  is focused on providing sheet metalworking solutions that enable customers to stay one step ahead in today’s highly competitive market. By featuring new products like the PX-Series, a highly flexible single head punch press or the super compact Dyna-Press electric drive press brake, LVD Strippit is ensuring customers are equipped with the solutions and technology they need to ‘Take the Lead’. LVD Strippit will be located at Booth 1117 during the FABTECH Canada exhibition from March 18-20 in Toronto, Ontario.

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Hypertherm introduces new Powermax system and more at FABTECH Canada

HANOVER, N.H.— Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is highlighting its Built for Business Integrated Cutting Solutions platform at the 2014 FABTECH Canada show. Booth visitors are able to meet with Hypertherm cutting experts, see live cutting demonstrations, view cut samples, and discuss the pros and cons of plasma, laser, and waterjet so they can choose the cutting method that’s right for their particular application.

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TRUMPF demonstrates power and precision at FABTECH Canada

FARMINGTON, Conn., February 17, 2014 – In booth 1405 at FABTECH Canada, TRUMPF will showcase the latest advancements in fabricating equipment from March 18-20, 2014, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Highlights include the TruLaser 5030 fiber with the groundbreaking BrightLine fiber technology, TruPunch 5000, TruBend 5130, TruBend 7036 and TruMark 5020. TRUMPF’s line of portable powertools will also be on display in the booth.

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VIDEO: Natalie Panek, Mission Systems and Operations Engineer with MDA Space Missions

Natalie Panek will be speaking on the FABTECH Canada panel “Diversity in the Workplace: Embracing Women in Manufacturing”, sponsored by WiM – Women in Manufacturing, PMA and Metalforming magazine, on March 18th, 2014.

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LVD Strippit Showcases Its Latest in Laser Cutting, Bending, and Punching Solutions at Fabtech Canada 2014

At FABTECH Canada, LVD Strippit will focus on ensuring the customer is equipped to take the lead in today’s highly competitive market with LVD Strippit sheet metalworking technology.

Two brand new products will be in featured at FABTECH Canada this year: the highly-flexible Strippit-PX Series punch press is designed to punch, form, tap and even bend all on one machine and Dyna-Press, a new solution for cost-competitive bending of small piece parts- it’s small, portable, fast and affordable.
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Mate Precision Tooling Brings New Tooling Solutions to FABTECH Canada 2014, Booth 1217

See Mate’s New Varibend™ Tooling, UltraTEC® A and B M4PM™ Steel Punches And Expanded Trumpf Support

Anoka, Minnesota: FABTECH Canada 2014 starts at the Mate Precision Tooling exhibit, booth 1217 in Toronto, March 18-20. Mate brings an even bigger presence to this year’s FABTECH, Canada’s largest fabricating, metal forming, finishing and welding event. Here are Mate’s headliners:

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Amada’s new HG series of press brakes leverage the combined forces of a hybrid drive system and advanced digital technology

With models varying in capacity from 50-170 tons, Amada’s new HG press brake series can handle a full range of material thicknesses in bend lengths from 55 to 168 inches. Equipped with a newly-developed AMNC 3i (intelligent, interactive, integrated) control, the HG series provides high-speed and high-accuracy with unprecedented ease of use.

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Bystronic to Showcase BySprint Fiber 4000 and Xpert 200 Press Brake with Voice Control and Introduce New Bystronic XPT and RF-A Tooling

Bystronic Inc. announces that it will showcase their BySprint Fiber 4000 watt laser cutting system and their Xpert 200 servo-hydraulic press brake at their Fabtech Canada booth #1317, March 18-20, 2014.

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Finishing Comes to FABTECH Canada!

New this year, FABTECH Canada will feature FINISHING technologies on the show floor and in the conference program sponsored by FABTECH Canada’s Finishing Partner the Chemical Coaters Association

International (CCAI). CCAI is the finishing industry’s education and networking association working to build a better finishing industry. CCAI has chapters around the USA that provide education and training on all industrial finishing applications.

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Look to Women to Help Tackle Manufacturing Workforce Shortage, FABTECH Canada Panel to Propose

Diversity-focused panel discussion to kick off three-day conference on key issues facing manufacturers today

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Mazak Optonics Showcases Fiber Technology at FABTECH Canada

Elgin, Illinois – Mazak Optonics Corp. will feature the OPTIPLEX 3015 4kW Fiber laser-cutting system in booth #1305 at FABTECH Canada this March. The OPTIPLEX 3015 4kW Fiber laser is designed to process reflective materials with greater thicknesses and at greater speeds than its CO2 counterpart and can cut up to 0.875” in stainless steel and 0.750” in aluminum with impressive accuracy. The fiber design can also significantly reduce operating costs for applicable material types and thicknesses.

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Ambrell Partners with ITC to Offer Melting Solutions

Ambrell, a leading manufacturer of induction heating systems, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Induction Technology Corporation (ITC). Ambrell’s induction heating systems drive ITC’s melting furnaces. Together, the two companies offer a complete induction melting solution.

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Conference Registration is now open for FABTECH Canada!

FABTECH Canada offers an array of educational programs to enhance your career or business! With targeted technical, operational, economic, and managerial sessions, you’ll discover the solutions you need to advance
your career and your business. You’ll network with peers, learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices, and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.

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Mathematical Model for Laser Welding by Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

Laser beam welding (LBW) is a welding technique used to join multiple pieces of metal through the use of a laser. The beam provides a concentrated heat source, allowing for narrow, deep welds and high welding rates.

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Overcoming Adversity

One of the traits of a leader is the ability to overcome adversity. We all say we can do it, but until adversity hits you personally, you never really know just how tough it can be to live up to those words. I am about to discover my own aptitude for overcoming adversity.

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Where can I go to learn about Manufacturers Representatives?

“Where can I go to learn about Manufacturers’ Representatives?” asked one manufacturer. “Why is it that most of my manufacturer peers tell me I’ll have to learn about reps through trial and error?”

Fortunately, national conferences like FABTECH and FABTECH Canada have made it a point to include seminars about representatives in their conference programs for the last several years, so manufacturers can learn about best practices in working with representatives.

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Canadian Metalworking editor Jim Anderton speaks with Janine Saperson, Event Manager at SME Canada, about what to expect at the upcoming FABTECH Canada show, March 18-20, 2014.

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6 Steps to ERP Systems Upgrade/Implementation with Small Business Grants

Growing Canadian manufacturing organizations have been increasingly taking advantage of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems achieve workflow automation and improved productivity across operations.  Whether your organization is in need of implementing a new ERP system, or customizing or upgrading an existing system Canadian small business grants are available to help reduce the costs of these human and financial resource intensive projects.

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Big Data or not, successful manufacturing firms switch from darkness to light when managing plant workers.

According to an article published on Quartz by John McDuling, the expression Big Data is the most overused corporate buzzword in 2013. McDuling goes on to argue that Big Data should be reserved for applications requiring “serious processing power”1.

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Drilling Small, Deep Holes with Precision EDM

“Quality production results for aircraft, medical applications “

By Jim Lorincz
Senior Editor, Manufacturing Engineering Media

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Scaling Down Waterjets to the Micro Level

“New technical advances are moving abrasive waterjet technology squarely into the into the micromachining realm.” 

By Patrick Waurzyniak
Senior Editor, Manufacturing Engineering Media

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Top 6 Canadian Small Business Grants and Loans for Manufacturing

Top 6 Canadian Small Business Grants and Loans for Manufacturing

Mentor Works is dedicated to helping hundreds of Canada’s most successful small and medium-sized manufacturers overcome financial obstacles to growth through the access of government small business grants and loans. As such, we have identified some of the top business grants and loans options for manufacturers to share with our clients, industrial organizations, various media outlets, and of course the dedicated subscribers. Read more

Betting on Canada’s Manufacturing Sector

FABTECH Canada 2014 Announces Expanded Show as North America’s Most Reputable Industry Event Returns to Toronto

Decision by North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event to invest in Canada a reflection of country’s growth forecast


Toronto, Ontario –  The manufacturing industry is abuzz with anticipation following the announcement by FABTECH Canada that the show will be returning to Toronto in 2014, significantly expanded in both size and scope.

“The decision to expand the show is based on the success of the 2012 premiere event, which was the first time the world-renowned FABTECH brand launched a show in Canada,” said Janine Saperson, Show Manager with SME, which is hosting FABTECH Canada 2014 with other industry leaders FMA (The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l), AWS (The American Welding Society), PMA (Precision Metalforming Association) and CCAI (Chemical Coaters Association International).

The only event of its kind in this country, FABTECH Canada – to take place from March 18 to 20, 2014, at the newly-renovated Toronto Congress Centre – is a one-stop, all-encompassing venue for the latest technologies and trends in fabricating, welding, metal forming, stamping, coating and finishing. With an unmatched reputation in the industry, FABTECH is the largest event in this sector in North America.

Included in the 2014 Canadian expansion is the addition of key industry partners PMA and CCAI, a larger conference and welding area, and brand new finishing and stamping pavilions, featuring a wide-range of exhibiting companies making a debut at the show along with extensive, interactive educational and networking opportunities.

“In Canada, there is growing demand for the technical expertise and industry insight provided by an event like FABTECH, which is evident by the fact that the exhibitor floor is already 80 percent sold,” Saperson said. “In Ontario alone, there are 1.7 million manufacturing professionals – the largest amount of manufacturing employees of any jurisdiction in both Canada and the US – and the show is geared towards the needs of these employees, from industries such as automotive and energy to transportation and construction, as well as businesses that either produce or rely on equipment and machinery in their day-to-day operations.”

Saperson points to recent reports by Forbes Magazine and the Economist Intelligence Unit, which respectively consider Canada the best place in the world for businesses to grow and the best country in the G-7 in which to do business over the next five years – another major impetus to the FABTECH brand’s decision to expand in Canada.

The Canadian show comes on the heels of the massive FABTECH 2013 taking place in Chicago later this month, drawing 35,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors. FABTECH expands its reach in 2014 with shows in Mexico, India and Atlanta after the Canadian event.

“Canada is a key market in the metal forming, fabricating and welding industry and the introduction of a major finishing and coatings component to the Canadian show is a testament to the growth of this sector and the increased need for the latest finishing and coatings solutions and technologies that will benefit businesses in both this country and beyond,” said Anne Goyer, Executive Director of CCAI.

“The success of the FABTECH brand, both in Canada and around the world, is the result of the strong combination of the five partners, each of whom brings a slightly different perspective to the show,” said Mark Hoper, V.P. Expositions of FMA. “Together, we are excited to bring an expanded event to such a key market as Canada in 2014.”

For more information or to register for FABTECH Canada 2014, please visit or call 1-888-322-7333 ext. 4447.


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