Terry Elliott has spent over 30 years in Canada’s plastics industry, rising from the chemistry lab to sales and management positions to his current job as president of Scepter, while doing enough volunteer work along the way to fill a second career. In both areas, he’s used his team management techniques and transformational leadership skills to improve organizational health – and the bottom line. But for all his strategizing, he didn’t see the Leader of the Year award coming.
Jose Penaloza will rack up at least 20 trans-Pacific flights this year as part of his push to increase Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki’s presence in Canada. That’s a lot of hang time, but it’s beginning to pay off.
Picking up where an earlier volume left off, a new book chronicles the Canadian plastics industry from 1950 to 2000.
The Brampton, Ontario plant of this U.S.-based injection molding firm has just embarked on an ambitious four-year growth plan, and has the strategy and the resources to make it happen.
This Quebec-based injection molder exited the auto parts molding business and, led by its production of wheeled carts, is now killing it as one of North America’s leading suppliers of products for the environmental, bulk food, and retail sectors.
When it comes to making small machines, this Ontario-based injection molding and assembly technology supplier has some really big ideas.
If you think choosing a chilling system comes down to cost, capacity, and performance capabilities, you’re only half right. The resins you’ll be processing give up heat at different rates, which means you’d better be taking them into account, too.
Will Canada’s carbon tax plan hurt the plastics industry’s competitiveness?
When this Toronto-based extruded film maker purchased a packaging supplier four years ago, it didn’t just change its name; it changed its business. And business is now booming.
As part of its mandate to devote serious resources to R&D, film extrusion technology supplier Tronoplast Technologies Inc. has relocated and expanded.
Does this Markham, Ont.-based custom injection molder draw strength from belonging to a global electronic manufacturing services company? You bet. But it owes its success to its own hard work and customer service.
Americans have spoken, and the 54.5 mpg corporate average fuel economy target is off the table. But the Environmental Protection Agency might get the final say.
Collaborative robots are inexpensive, versatile, and easy to program. And by working safely alongside human operators, they can revolutionize the way you handle small-batch manufacturing and ever-shortening product cycles.
From aerospace engineering to high finance to plastics packaging is quite the career arc. But when Amir Karim returned to Quebec and joined family-owned Polykar Industries after a successful stint on Wall Street, he didn’t know his best business days were still to come; or that his career trajectory would propel him into the ranks of the elite, as the Canadian Plastics Industry Association’s 2016 Leader of the Year.
When it comes to running Peterborough, Ont.-based custom molder G.B. Book Plastics Ltd., the brother/sister team of Bill Book and Cathy Cremers has always been on the same page.
Recapitalization, new technology and new hires, a plant expansion, and green initiatives are all part of this Richmond, B.C.-based company’s growth strategy.
What’s it like working in a plastics processing sector where short-run production is the norm and foreign competition is almost nonexistent? Just ask a rotational molder.
Multi-material 3D printers have arrived. But so have challenges to wide-scale adaptation, beginning with the machines’ hefty price tags.
What do TV star Jason Priestley, cake toppers, and yogurt containers have in common? They’ve all been 3D-printed in stunning detail by this innovative Toronto-based startup. And they might just be the tip of the additive manufactured iceberg.
Rising electricity prices, courtesy of Canada’s most ambitious green energy plan, are threatening to turn out the lights on Ontario’s plastics processors.