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Ontario manufacturing industries team up to address critical skills shortage

Four manufacturing organizations have banded together to hire and train unemployed/underemployed youth in a bid to address a critical shortage of CNC machinists in Ontario.
Nov 19, 2014 7:17PM


Expoplast trade show opens in Montreal

Canada’s only plastics trade show in 2014 has kicked off in Montreal.
Nov 19, 2014 6:21PM


Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewan

A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.
Nov 18, 2014 8:57PM


DSM opens international research centre for innovative materials

Material supplier Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
Nov 18, 2014 6:46PM


A. Schulman to shutter Ohio concentrates and additives plant

Compound and resin supplier A. Schulman Inc. is closing a color concentrates and additives plant in Stryker, Ohio, in April 2015 and shifting the plant's production to other facilities in North America.
Nov 17, 2014 11:43AM


Manufacturing sales rose above forecasts in September: StatsCan

Manufacturing sales rose 2.1% to $53.0 billion in September, rebounding from a sharp drop the previous month.
Nov 16, 2014 3:45PM


SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the award winners of its Automotive Innovation Awards Competition – chief among them the an active glove box application on the 2015 Ford Motor Co. Ford...
Nov 16, 2014 2:51PM


GE to build advanced manufacturing centre near Pittsburgh

General Electric Co. will invest US$32 million in a new additive manufacturing facility in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will help the manufacturer’s business units develop and implement 3-D printing, as well as other innovative technologies.
Nov 14, 2014 3:19PM


Essentra acquires Clondalkin Group's specialist packaging division

In a bid to increase its footprint in North America and Europe, UK-based plastics packaging supplier Essentra has bought the specialist packaging division (SPD) of the private equity-owned Clondalkin Group, a Netherlands-based packaging firm.
Nov 12, 2014 12:27PM


Canadian economy added 43,100 new jobs in October: StatsCan

Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 per cent last month, its lowest level since November 2008.
Nov 12, 2014 12:03PM


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