Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aye, robots: Company looks to place a bet on its future

The Globe & Mail

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Williams and White Machine Inc. has history on its side, but it’s thinking about tomorrow. A third-generation family business, the Burnaby, B.C.-based company was founded in 1957 by the grandfather of current chief executive officer Justin Williams.

Mr. Williams oversees three divisions. The oldest and biggest is a manufacturing shop offering services that range from computer numerical control (CNC) machining to fabrication and welding. The manufacturing equipment branch builds machinery for clients such as sawmills. Automation, the smallest and newest division, includes an industrial robotics venture called Remtech to full article.


Manufacturing Meets Social Media

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They have been called social phenomena, revolutionary technologies, and giant time-wasters. But no matter what you may have heard, social media Web sites such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter aren’t just for bored teenagers.

In the boardroom at Williams and White, Burnaby B.C., more is discussed than just business trends, the value of the dollar, and how the shop is running. This is a manufacturing company that has added social media to its marketing program, a move that is not exactly revolutionary, but is uncommon in most manufacturing businesses to full article.