Maintaining and Repairing Military Equipment for National Defence

Introduction National Defence and the Canadian Forces own, operate, and are responsible for maintaining and repairing military aircraft, ships, and land vehicles costing more than $30 billion. In 2009–10, National Defence spent more than $2 billion to maintain and repair its military equipment. This included expenses for routine inspections, preventive maintenance, corrective repairs, spare parts supply, periodic repair […]


Billions Have No Place To Go.

Some 2.4 billion people around the world do not have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers, according to the United Nations.  The full story in the November 29, 2015 Sunday Sun.  A similar article was posted in the New York Times in […]

Breaking the Human Powered Speed Record

Aerovelo has been working over the last 6 years to build Eta, the the world’s fastest human-powered vehicle. Their goal: to surpass the current level-ground speed record of 133.8 km/h (83.1 mph). On September 17th, they did just that. At the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, the Eta speed bike broke […]

Revolutionary green helicopter makes maiden flight

E-volo has reported that its Volocopter — a revolutionary, environmentally friendly helicopter propelled by 18 electrically driven rotors rather than a combustion engine — has successfully performed its maiden flight. The maiden flight and first test flights were conducted in the dm-arena in Karlsruhe with the prototype of the two-person VC200 on Sunday, Nov. 17, […]

Why the Germans win, by Jim Anderton

In a world where manufacturing activity is stagnant or slow-growing globally, Germany is a very unusual case. It’s the leading nation in a European economic basket case and continues to lead in productivity and output. Why? Many commentators have weighed in on this issue and most clearly have never been to a German manufacturing plant […]


Each year Jroberts Manufacturing Inc. participates in a Curling Bonspiel that we believe provides a great opportunity to not only enjoy a fun-filled day but also help support a very worthy cause.  The 2012 bonspiel was so successful in terms of employee and supplier participation, as well as monies raised for the Canadian Cancer Society […]

Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation partner with U of T Engineering to build the Toronto Toilet

The Reinvent the Toilet Challenge project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded almost $400,000 to U of T Engineering. The Faculty is the only Canadian recipient among eight leading universities worldwide being asked to think outside the box about water closets. An estimated 2.6 billion people don’t have access to safe […]

B-7 Getting Ready to Race!

For the past three weeks, Blue Sky members have been working hard in Australia to get B-7 ready for the big race, the 2013 World Solar Challenge. With only 8 days left till the race starts, they have almost finished all the preparation work and have surveyed the race route, received B-7, gotten a road […]

B-7 solar car unveiling

On Friday June 28th, at Varsity Center, I had the privilege of being present for the B-7 solar car unveiling. Many of the sponsors, team and Alumni were present. Jroberts has been sponsoring Blue Sky Solar since 2001 by manufacturing all the mechanical systems for the car.   This is by far the nicest looking car […]

Visit us at Cansec in Ottawa at booth 1734

CANSEC is Canada’s foremost defence technology showcase. A two-day event, CANSEC will feature 120,000 square feet of indoor exhibits by Canada’s leading edge defence and security companies, as well as an outdoor static display. This showcase targets a wide audience of customers that includes Government agencies and departments with an interest in the defence sector. […]