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October 17, 2017 News

Ontario moldmaker Weber Manufacturing investing $7.9 million to expand its plant

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The project will boost the plant’s capacity by approximately 30 per cent and create 17 new jobs.

August 19, 2017 News

PCS Company opening Windsor distribution facility

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Mold component and hot runner component supplier PCS Company is expanding its North American distribution network by adding facilities in Windsor, Ont., and Torrance, Calif. Both facilities are expected to be opened by October 2017. “This will significantly expand our ability to

August 13, 2017 News

Ontario investing in Windsor-area plastics processors and moldmakers

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The six firms are receiving funding through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

June 21, 2017 News

Emuge, Open Mind partner for machining solutions

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Tooling manufacturer Emuge Corporation is partnering with Open Mind Technologies AG, a developer of CAM/CAD software solutions, to supply high productivity machining solutions for the North American market. The formal partnership follows several years in which the two firms, both

June 7, 2017 News

N. American tooling industry experiences slight dip in Q2 2017

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But shops still remain “very optimistic” about the next three months, a new report said.

April 27, 2017 News

DME makes big investment in Michigan facility

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The Milacron-owned company will spend an estimated US$5 million to expand its Greenville, Mich. plant, and create up to 70 new jobs there.

March 22, 2017 News

Milacron shuttering DME plant in Pennsylvania

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Milacron Holdings Corp. is closing a long-standing DME mold base plant in Pennsylvania and moving it to a DME factory in Michigan. The shuttered plant, located in Youngwood, Pa., will be closed by late summer. The reorganization will affect 63

March 16, 2017 News

Quebec injection molder Precimold sold

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Precimold founder and president Gunter Weiss has sold the firm to Jack McDonald, an entrepreneur based out of Montreal.

February 22, 2017 News

Progressive Components founder Don Starkey Sr. passes away

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Don Starkey Sr., the founder of Wauconda, Ill.-based mold components supplier Progressive Components, has died at the age of 84. Starkey passed away on February 20, from pneumonia after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Starkey began his career as

January 27, 2017 News

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing keeps growing

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Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing is nearing the end of a multi-million dollar 14,000-square-foot expansion.

November 29, 2016 News

Emuge and CNC Software establish partnership

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CNC Software is the developer of the widely-used Mastercam CNC programming software package.

November 15, 2016 News

Moldmaker and auto parts supplier M.I. Integration opens second plant in Mexico

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Sherbrooke, Que.-based automotive parts maker and moldmaker M.I. Integration has opened its second facility in Mexico. Construction of the new facility in the Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, called M.I. Moldes, was completed in September, roughly five years after

August 9, 2016 News

CAMM establishes new Toronto chapter

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What’s in a name? Plenty. When the Windsor Association of Mold Makers changed its name to the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) more than ten years ago, the goal was to reflect the group’s aspiration to be the voice

June 29, 2016 CanPlastics TV

Quebec molder wins top SPE award

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June 17, 2016 News

AarKel buys majority stake in Platinum Tool Technologies

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In a deal involving two well-known Southern Ontario moldmakers, AarKel Tool & Die has acquired a majority stake in Platinum Tool Technologies Inc. Platinum Tool has facilities in Windsor and in the Saltillo/Monterrey region of Mexico. Headquartered in Wallaceburg, Ont.,

June 4, 2016 News

Husky’s Schöttli wins supplier of the year award

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The medical business of Husky Injection Molding Systems has been awarded a Process Innovation Supplier of the Year award from Becton Dickinson, a global medical technology company. Schöttli, a Husky Company, supports Becton Dickinson with molds for a variety of

May 25, 2016 News

Milacron invests to beef up aftermarket spare parts and service offerings

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The company has invested $25 million over the past 12 months.

May 21, 2016 News

Auto parts molder, moldmaker getting Ont. gov’t funding

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Lakeside Plastics and Integrity Tool and Mold are receiving the money from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

April 27, 2016 News

Automation, tooling supplier Zimmer opens Canadian subsidiary

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German automation and tooling supplier Zimmer GmbH has opened a Canadian subsidiary in Barrie, Ont. “Zimmer Group Canada will support the growing customer base from coast to coast and will bring a stronger presence to the Canadian market,” the Rheinau,

April 25, 2016 Feature

INTEX TOOLING TECHNOLOGIES is cutting into the market

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­ Coming out of the Great Recession, Canada’s manufacturing sector looked like scorched earth after a massive forest fire. But scorched earth sometimes encourages new growth. In post-recession Southern Ontario, one group of entrepreneurs surveyed the landscape and saw opportunity.