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<ul><li><p>Hamilton Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing</p><p>SMART MANUFACTURING</p><p>64835-Ads.indd 2 Feb/10/2015 1:45 PM</p></li><li><p>I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A </p><p>Hamilton is an ambitious city, brimming with the talent, research ingenuity, infrastructure and innovative zeal to more than meet the requirements that firms in the advanced manufacturing sector need to thrive in this highly competitive and ever changing industry. It is a city that continues to re-emerge from its strong and respected industrial roots, taking that same determination, hard work and dedication to the advanced manufacturing industry. Surrounded by more than 21 of North Americas finest universities and colleges, companies and strategic partners look to Hamilton for emerging talent and business acumen. </p><p>DRIVING INNOVATIONAs an incubator for the </p><p>advanced manufacturing sector, Hamilton is the driving force in this sector. Innovation, new systems design and re-tooling and re-invention bring strength to the advanced manufacturing sector. Hamilton is a solid return on investment choice for market success with consistent investment by the City in infrastructure and support. The City of Hamilton not only supports business, but understands the competitive environment and works with business to succeed in a local, national and global platform.</p><p>EXCEPTIONAL BLEND OF NATURE, WATER ANDCULTURE DELIVERING QUALITY OF LIFE</p><p>Running through Hamiltons boundary is the beautiful and majestic Niagara Escarpment, providing citizens with hiking trails, conservations areas and numerous waterfalls. From rolling farmland to well-planned parkland and striking waterfront trails, Hamilton is a city of contrast. With the nearby Niagara </p><p>Regions vineyards and theatre, you are moments away from dining among the grapevines to watching the waves roll in at a waterfront restaurant to enjoying hundreds of local music and arts festivals and farmers markets in the heart of downtown. With museums, heritage properties and nearby botanical gardens as well as extensive recreational facilities, the City is a microcosm of outdoor living and healthy lifestyle options. The Hamilton Harbour is a beacon as a diverse destination where boaters and global businesses connect with citizens for business and recreation as the City of Hamilton further develops its waterfront opportunities.</p><p>PROUD INDUSTRIOUS HISTORY</p><p>From award winning, highly acclaimed businesses to forward thinking business leaders and entrepreneurs to business visionaries and dedicated, front line workers, Hamilton has the academic knowledge, the required infrastructure and the determined and diverse labour force companies demand for success.</p></li><li><p>investinhamilton.ca/advancedmanufacturinginvestinhamilton.ca/advancedmanufacturing</p><p>Its what we know, what we represent, what we produce. A leader in the Canadian manufacturing sector for well over a century, Hamilton is the hub for Canadian manufacturing, with world-class innovation, a skilled workforce, and the well- developed supply chain to take a product from concept to production. </p><p>INVESTING IN HAMILTON MANUFACTURING </p><p>A STRONG MOVE.</p></li><li><p>I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A </p><p>Great research builds strong and prosperous communities. Its the foundation for growth socially, culturally and economically. </p><p>McMaster has been at the forefront of great research for some 128 years now and has been instrumental in helping to grow and diversify Hamiltons economy. With a history rooted in materials and manufacturing research, McMaster University is well-positioned to continue its tradition of putting its strengths to work to benefit the broader society, particularly as it relates to advanced manufacturing across the disciplines.</p><p>The changing global economy is causing organizations of all types to find ways to increase their competitiveness by improving efficiencies, quality, productivity and sustainability. Manufacturing companies in Canada concerned by the productivity gap see innovation as the way to profitability some might even say survival. </p><p>According to McMasters vice-president of research and international affairs, Mo Elbestawi, the success of todays companies will depend on their capacity to innovate and undertake pre-competitive research, technology development and deployment, if theyre really going to address the productivity gap and by extension Canadas prosperity gap.</p><p>By moving up the value chain in manufacturing the most valuable jobs will be in advanced and digital manufacturing, including, for example, the use of integrated software and simulation techniques, sensors, three-dimensional visualization, advanced materials and robotics. And McMaster, says Elbestawi, is developing an integrated systems approach and application of advanced engineering over a broad scope, including software technology, connectivity, data networks, the internet, education and training and organizational structures.</p><p>Elbestawi points to a number of areas in which the university is focusing its teaching, training and R&amp;D efforts: digital manufacturing, product lifecycle management, additive manufacturing, quality engineering, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, smart sensors and advanced robotics. </p><p>McMaster is building its future on its past success a success built on partnerships with industry and government, which ensures that its research is both timely and relevant to industry. Its home to dozens of world-class research centres and institutes that not only train the next generation of leaders, but tackle some of industries most </p><p>challenging R&amp;D issues through industry-led partnerships.</p><p>Take the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute, for example, considered by industry experts to be the countrys most advanced and best-equipped manufacturing facility at a university. McMaster is also home to the McMaster Steel Research Centre, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the Centre for Mechatronics and Hybrid Technologies, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain, the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, the McMaster Centre for Software Certification, the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, and the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) a focal point of research in vehicle transportation and electrification, where academics and industry partners pursue market-oriented research &amp; development located at the McMaster Innovation Park, to name but a few.</p><p>But the Universitys manufacturing capabilities extend well beyond the traditional sectors. Its now capitalizing on its strengths in health sciences research and </p><p>BUILDING ON OUR STRENGTHS Its a place where industry and academic leaders work side by side. Where entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers tackle some of societys most challenging R&amp;D issues. Where they find solutions. Where ideas are born, companies grow and leaders of tomorrow are trained. Its the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, a culturally rich and vibrant city with deep roots in manufacturing and healthcare. And it will be the new home of BEAM, a state-of-the-art biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing research centre focusing on cell therapy manufacturing and diagnostics. </p><p>McMaster research. Inspiring innovation and discovery. </p><p>research.mcmaster.ca continued on following page</p><p>Investinhamilton 02.07.indd 16 2/10/2015 18:32:17</p></li><li><p>I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A</p><p>BUILDING ON OUR STRENGTHS Its a place where industry and academic leaders work side by side. Where entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers tackle some of societys most challenging R&amp;D issues. Where they find solutions. Where ideas are born, companies grow and leaders of tomorrow are trained. Its the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, a culturally rich and vibrant city with deep roots in manufacturing and healthcare. And it will be the new home of BEAM, a state-of-the-art biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing research centre focusing on cell therapy manufacturing and diagnostics. </p><p>McMaster research. Inspiring innovation and discovery. </p><p>research.mcmaster.ca</p><p>embarking on a new initiative that will be a catalyst in the development of innovative products and technologies for personalized medicine.</p><p>McMaster, in a unique collaboration with Germanys Fraunhofer IZI, and with support from government partners, has plans to build a state-of-the-art biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing research centre (BEAM), focusing on cell therapy manufacturing and diagnostics. Its yet another example of how great research can build strong communities and diversify economies, says Elbestawi.</p><p>Every year, hundreds of national and global industries turn to the R&amp;D capabilities of McMasters world-class research centres and institutes. Institutes serving the manufacturing sector include:</p><p> McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute</p><p> Biointerfaces Institute</p><p> Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research</p><p> MacAUTO (McMaster Institute for Automotive Research &amp; Technology)</p><p> Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy</p><p> Centre for Emerging Device Technologies</p><p> Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing &amp; Design</p><p> McMaster Institute for Transportation &amp; Logistics</p><p>To learn more about these centres or to see the full list of McMasters research institutes go to: research.mcmaster.ca</p><p> continued from previous page</p><p>Investinhamilton 02.07.indd 17 2/10/2015 18:32:18</p></li><li><p>I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A </p><p>Port of Hamilton: Ingredients for manufacturing successWhen manufacturers are looking for a space to grow their business, they are weighing a variety of factors, such as location and workforce. Often, the ability to reduce transportation cost is the secret ingredient, says Bruce Wood, President &amp; CEO of the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA). </p><p>As the largest port in Ontario, the Port of Hamilton offers a unique recipe for success: a combination of assets that doesnt exist anywhere else in the region, including warehousing and manufacturing facilities, competitive logistics services, and multimodal transportation options. Our job is to help Ontario businesses compete, says Wood. And weve brought together a comprehensive set of manufacturing and logistics supports that give our customers a competitive edge. </p><p>For manufacturers seeking a new home base in Ontarios manufacturing heartland, HPA is an enthusiastic partner who can help companies find the right mix of real estate and transportation connections. With a 600+ acre property portfolio, and 2.5 million sq.ft of warehouse/logistics space under roof, the Port offers opportunities for highly specialized manufacturing operations.</p><p>1632 BurlingtonHPAs 500,000 sq.ft warehouse complex at 1632 Burlington St. in Hamilton features bay heights up to nine storeys, and overhead </p><p>cranes capable of handling up to 180 tons. This complex offers some of the heaviest crane capacity in southern Ontario, says Wood. The property was newly acquired by HPA and were excited about the potential to attract new, large-scale manufacturers. The property also offers full multimodal connectivity, with direct highway access, rail transload, and close proximity to marine shipping piers. </p><p>Plant 19Plant 19 is a LEED-certified building with handling, storage and manufacturing capabilities for steel coils or other heavy goods. This 80,000 sq.ft property on the Ports Pier 25 is highly visible, with exceptional road, rail and marine accessibility. </p><p>Multimodal Transportation HubIn addition to HPAs manufacturing-focused real estate assets, tenants and port users gain the competitive edge that comes with efficient </p><p>transportation. We give our port users the advantage of being able to choose the right mode at the right time, notes Wood. Choice allows manufacturers to tailor their transportation needs depending on the customer, product or shipment. </p><p>The Ports marine connections can deliver goods anywhere in the world. Rail and truck service puts 100 million consumers and some of North Americas largest consumer markets within a days reach. </p><p>HPAs welcoming approach to new and growing businesses has helped to attract more than $250 million in investment in recent years. As a full-service port, we can handle any type of cargo: dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk and project cargo, even containers. And we can deliver it anywhere in the world. There is no better place to start or grow a manufacturing business, says HPAs Bruce Wood. Tell us what you do; what you need. Well work with you to make it happen.</p><p>Investinhamilton 02.07.indd 18 2/9/2015 17:48:55</p></li><li><p>I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A </p><p>The Innovation Equation In ManufacturingThe business landscape of Hamilton is peppered with manufacturing players that provide a signicant contribution to the economies of Hamilton and Canada. Many of these businesses and organizations have a connection to steel, whether through being a customer or supplier to a producer or finisher, or a contributor on the Research and Development front. Together, the cluster of organizations connects to paint a picture of Canadian ingenuity and productivity, transforming life through the worlds most utilized material, steel. </p><p>At the centre of this network is ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Canadas largest producer of flat carbon steel and a giant thats been a part of Canadian manufacturing for 103 years. Born Dominion Foundries and Steel in 1912, Dofasco has grown to be a flagship site of the worlds largest steel and mining company, ArcelorMittal. There are 22 ArcelorMittal locations in Canada employing 10,000 Canadians.</p><p>DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTAchieving more than 100 years in business is a rare accomplishment. ArcelorMittal Dofasco says that innovation, driven by continuous improvement is the secret to sustainability and success in manufacturing. </p><p>ArcelorMittal Dofasco has always been about improvement, says Tony Valeri, vice president, Corporate Affairs. The sort of continuous improvement that finds its way </p><p>For ArcelorMittal Dofasco, success is predicated on an infinite loop of continuous improvement, innovation, efficiency and productivity.</p><p> ArcelorMittal has launched the S-in motion suite of steels and solutions for the cars and pickup trucks. The high strength steel solutions are helping automakers in Canada and the U.S. meet aggressive new legislation for fuel efficiency with the lowest possible carbon footprint, without compromising crash resistance or safety. continued on following page</p><p>Investinhamilton 02.07.indd 20 2/9/2015 17:49:04</p></li><li><p>I N V E S T I N H A M I L T O N . C A</p><p>into every aspect of the business, whether it be steelmaking processes, devising solutions for our customers major challenges or manufacturing policy to help Canada succeed. The steelmaker continues to find itself in the spotlight for its achievements.</p><p>It has won back-to-back world steel Steelie awards for innovation of the year, is one of the Canadas Top 100 Employers and has also earned a gold level Canada Award for Excellence in the Healthy Workplace category. Valeri says the...</p></li></ul>

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