Machinery and Equipment Industry
Machinery and Equipment Industry includes establishments that produce pumps and compressors, rolling-mill and metalworking equipment, forestry equipment, mining equipment, farm machinery, construction equipment and service industries equipment.
Montreal and Lachine Railroad
Montreal and Lachine Railroad began operations 19 November 1847 between Bonaventure Station in Montréal and the St Lawrence River. Built to bypass the LACHINE rapids, it was 12 km long.
Cobourg and Peterborough Railway
One of the 2 earliest railway charters granted in Canada, the Cobourg Rail Road Co was incorporated in 1834 to build a railway from Cobourg northward to Peterborough across Rice Lake. The project was shelved until 1846, when it was revived as the Cobourg and Rice Lake Plank Road and Ferry Co. Samuel Gore built his plank road the 17 km to the lake, but it barely survived the first 2 winters.
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
The first SAILING SHIPS built in what is now Canada were 2 small craft launched at PORT-ROYAL, Acadia, by François Gravé du Pont in 1606. The first recorded seagoing vessel, Galiote, was built in NEW FRANCE in 1663.
Pulp and Paper Industry
The pulp and paper industry consists of manufacturing enterprises that convert predominantly woody plant material into a wide variety of pulps, papers and paperboards. The Canadian industry began in the 1800s, and has undergone revolutionary changes over the years. Most recently, the move from newsprint to electronic media caused the industry to decline; however, pulp and paper remains a fundamental part of the Canadian economy, especially for remote and northern communities.
Petroleum Supply and Demand
Petroleum demand reflects energy use in society and is usually forecast by projecting recent trends in economic growth, energy consumption, petroleum technology and prices.
Petroleum Research and Development
Research has always been the backbone of the petroleum industry. Bringing crude oil, bitumen or natural gas to the surface presents major technological problems and, once recovered, there is little use for the resource in its raw state.
Grain Handling and Marketing
There are approximately 120 000 grain-producing farms in Canada. Yearly production varies substantially, depending on climatic conditions. Grain production has doubled since the 1950s, with wheat making up a large percentage of production. In 1997-98, total Canadian wheat exports were 15.
Exxon and Mobil to Merge
On a chilly spring day in 1911, the decision reverberated through the executive offices of the Standard Oil Trust like a thunderclap: the worlds biggest oil company was to be broken into 34 corporate pieces by order of the U.S. government. Upon hearing this, John D.
Petroleum Exploration and Production
People did not start drilling for buried petroleum until the middle of the 19th century, though its existence had been known for centuries.
Rogers Cable Apologizes
It may well go down as one of the rockiest product launches in the history of Canadian television. On Jan. 1, cable companies across the country began offering their 7.5 million subscribers seven new Canadian-owned specialty channels.
Electrical Appliances Industry
The dominant activity of the electrical appliance industry in Canada is the design, manufacture and sale of major household appliances. The core products (ie, those with very high saturation levels, approaching the category of necessities) are refrigerators, ranges, automatic washers and dryers.
Les Disques Audiogram Inc
Les Disques Audiogram Inc. Recording company founded in Montreal in 1982 by Michel Bélanger, president and director general, who was joined 1986 by Alain Simard (president of FIJM, Spectra Scène and Spectel Vidéo) and Rosaire Archambault (President of Distribution Sélect and Archambault Musique).
Canada's Auto Industry Struggling
FOR THE FIRST TIME in his life, Buzz Hargrove didn't buy a new car last year after trading in his '99 Chrysler LHS. Instead, he got himself a Jeep, a luxurious 2002 Grand Cherokee. Now he admits he doesn't care much for it, that he's not one for an SUV.
The automotive industry includes the production of cars and car parts. Since the early 20th century, it has been one of Canada’s most significant manufacturing industries, as well as a key driver of Canada’s manufactured imports and exports, employment and overall industrial production.
Tim Hortons Investors Awaiting U.S. Market
To its most devoted fans, grabbing a Tim Hortons double-double on the way to work is almost a religious experience. The Church of Tim's, as it's only-somewhat-jokingly called, has such a firm grip on the Canadian psyche even the clergy are prone to bouts of envy.
CN Back on the Rails
"The guy was working full time on GM's property and he was driving a Ford," Paul Tellier sputters, his native French bending vowels as he delivers the punch line to his anecdote.
The Canadian baking industry consists of companies that manufacture bread, cakes, pastries and similar perishable bakery products.