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New Sumitomo Demag rep for Western Canada

Shaw and Christler Equipment Technologies LLC has been appointed as manufacturers’ representatives for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag for the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Aug 22, 2014 2:19PM


Drilling will drive strong gains in U.S. plastic pipe industry: study

Demand in the U.S. for pipe is expected to rise 7.3 per cent per year to US$63.5 billion in 2018, driven by strong growth in crude oil and natural gas drilling activity, according to a new study from market research firm The Freedonia Group.
Aug 20, 2014 12:43PM


GM building stamping plant in Michigan

Automaker General Motors is building a new US$174-million stamping facility that will create or retain about 145 jobs in Michigan.
Aug 20, 2014 12:22PM


Mexichem to buy HDPE pipe maker Dura-Line for US$630 million

Mexico-based PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV is acquiring plastic pipe maker Dura-Line Corporation from private equity firm CHS Capital for US$630 million.
Aug 20, 2014 11:19AM


Thermo Fisher completes sale of lab equipment maker Cole-Parmer

Testing equipment manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has completed the sale of its Cole-Parmer customer channel business to private equity firm GTCR LLC for approximately US$480 million in cash.
Aug 19, 2014 11:32AM


Canada's manufacturing sales grew in June: StatsCan

Despite a decline in the auto sector, manufacturing sales in Canada rose 0.6 per cent in June to $52 billion, according to new figures from Statistics Canada – the fifth increase in six months.
Aug 18, 2014 2:55PM


Three Italian machinery makers partner to market in North America

Three Italian plastic machinery manufacturers are partnering with an American automation equipment supplier and sales rep to create a new network of companies that will market equipment in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Aug 18, 2014 12:59PM


Chemical supplier Sukano AG has new CEO

Masterbatch and specialty compound maker Sukano AG has appointed Michael de Braaf as its new CEO.
Aug 16, 2014 2:13PM


Lorenz Conveying Products makes Profit 500 list of fastest growing companies

Ontario-based Lorenz Conveying Products has made the Profit 500 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies.
Aug 15, 2014 12:02PM


Lessons from Portugal's improved moldmaking industry

Go back 30 years and many of Canada’s moldmakers and plastics processors probably had at least one or two Portuguese companies as go-to contacts on their rolodexes. With a centuries-old glass making tradition that crossed naturally over...
Aug 15, 2014 11:06AM


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