Canada’s Largest Sugar Refinery Coming Soon

Canada’s Largest Sugar Refinery Coming Soon Currently, Canada’s sugar fix is supplied by a duopoly: Redpath and Rogers who have three main production facilities out of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. However, a “new” player is coming onto the scene, Flordia-based sugar producer, Sucro is looking to invest $135 million to build a new refinery in…

Is Nuclear Energy the Best Energy Source? A Deep Dive

Houthi Attacks Affecting Global Trade The Iranian-backed Houthi Rebels continue to attack cargo ships passing through the Red Sea, causing shippers to re-route their transport routes resulting in increased costs. This critical shipping route accounts for 40% of Asia-Europe trade. Is Nuclear Energy the Best Energy Source? A Deep Dive As the world transitions to…

Canada Continues Attracting Battery Producers

Canada Continues Attracting Battery Producers Canada continues to attract investment in the battery supply chain. The latest is a Japanese company considering in investing $1.6 billion in building battery facility in Manitoba. Manufacturing in Canada Slows Down Manufacturing accounts for 10% of Canada’s GDP, but it saw a slowdown in manufacturing last month due to…

Attacks on Middle-East Cargo Routes Causing Supply Problems

Attacks on Middle-East Cargo Routes Causing Supply Problems Using the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Houthi rebels, an Iranian-backed insurgent group, have ramped up attacks on Israeli cargo ships travelling through the Red Sea. However, the rebels have started indiscriminately targeting ships from countries such as Hong Kong, Norway and Liberia. US Coal Towns Get…

Apple Expands India Production

Raw Materials Trade Tifts Hit EV Production Again As the world slowly migrates to electrifying vehicles, the fight for the raw materials for producing EV vehicles continues: China, the leading graphite producer, implemented new restrictions on the export of graphite. China’s graphite exports account for a third of the U.S. graphite supply and no doubt…

AI Used in EV Battery Tech Research

AI Used in EV Battery Tech Research Last week, we wrote about Swedish battery startup, Northvolt, that has reportedly developed an EV battery made of sodium-ion that doesn’t involve in-demand and expensive materials that current batteries require (e.g. lithium-ion batteries). Further to this, the startup is using AI to help in their research and development…

Swedish Breakthrough in EV Battery Production

Swedish Breakthrough in EV Battery Production Swedish battery startup, Northvolt, has reportedly developed an EV battery made of sodium-ion that doesn’t involve in-demand and expensive materials that current batteries require (e.g. lithium-ion batteries). This breakthrough could solve the constraints posed by current battery production requirements and cut the costs of production as well. Is Stellantis…

Can a 4-Day Work Week Work in Manufacturing?

This manufacturer tested a 4-day work week, this is what happened… Advanced RV, is a custom-build luxury motorhome manufacturer and one of the 200 global companies trialling a 4-day work week while keeping pay at the same level. The result? After initially seeing some drop-off in production, the company saw stabilized production and was able…

TikTok Moving Into Logistics

Toyota Increases Wages for US Factory Workers After the recent UAW labor deal has probably led to Toyota increasing wages for its American non-union workers. TikTok Moving Into Logistics As TikTok looks to increase it’s social e-commerce usage, the social media platform is offering outsourced logistics to bolster it’s e-commerce functionality.