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April 27, 2017 News

ORBIS picks Toronto injection molding plant for annual award

by Canadian Plastics

ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic recycling bins and organic barrels, has named its Toronto injection molding facility as the company’s 2016 Plant of the Year. The Toronto plant was one of ORBIS’ 11 manufacturing facilities considered for the award,

April 27, 2017 News

DME makes big investment in Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

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.

April 26, 2017 News

M. Holland to build massive resin distribution centre near Chicago

by Canadian Plastics

The distribution centre is a joint venture between M. Holland and its longtime logistics providers G&D Hoffman Transportation and Major Prime Plastics.

April 25, 2017 News

Flex-N-Gate breaks ground on new Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive parts supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp. has broken ground on a US$95 million manufacturing facility in Detroit, Mich. that could employ 400 to 700 people by mid-2018. Excavation had already started on the 350,000-square-foot facility before the official groundbreaking ceremony on

April 25, 2017 News

Engel appoints new CFO

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based processing machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH has named Markus Richter as its new chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment will be effective May 1. Richter has more than 25 years of experience in commercial management roles in globally successful

April 24, 2017 News

Preparations for K 2019 have begun

by Canadian Plastics

The first step towards the K 2019 trade show in Germany has been taken, with the first meeting of the Exhibitors’ Council in Düsseldorf. In a meeting held in late April, the Exhibitors’ Council set the course for the world’s

April 21, 2017 News

IPL lands major contract to make organic carts for Calgary

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec-based injection molder IPL Inc. has landed a major contract to manufacture organic wheeled carts to the City of Calgary, Alberta. The contract, worth $13 million, includes key production and delivery of 325,000 organic rolling carts intended for the implementation

April 20, 2017 News

ExxonMobil, Sabic pick Corpus Christi for massive $10 billion petrochemical plant

by Canadian Plastics

Construction will commence on the plant in early 2018, and chemical production could start as early as 2020.

April 20, 2017 News

Milacron president and COO Ronald Krisanda stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Ronald Krisanda, the president and COO of plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron Holdings Corporation, is stepping down at the end of June. In a statement, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Milacron said that Krisanda will resign effective June 30. Krisanda was appointed president of

April 19, 2017 News

Canada’s plastic recycling rate continues to rise

by Canadian Plastics

The amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada continues to increase, a new report says. The report, conducted by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and Moore Recycling Associates, notes that Canada’s recycling systems and plastics industry realized

April 18, 2017 News

Milacron delivers its 12,501st India-made injection molding machine

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings Corp. has delivered its 12,501st injection molding machine manufactured in India. On March 22, Milacron’s India manufacturing team, from its Ahmedabad, India manufacturing facility, presented its 12,501st India-made machine. The Milacron Magna Toggle 450 ton

April 18, 2017 News

Manufacturing sales slip 0.2% in February: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Factory sales were down in 10 of the 21 industries, representing 37% of the manufacturing sector; sales in motor vehicle assembly fell 5.3%, while petroleum and coal products dropped 5.0%.

April 18, 2017 News

Engel to hold Technology Symposium at York, Pa. HQ

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Engel North America is holding a complementary Technology Symposium at its recently renovated Technology and Training Center at its U.S. headquarters in York, Pa. The two-day event, scheduled for April 26 and 27, will devote the first

April 18, 2017 News

Two dead, one injured in shooting at Tennessee auto parts plant

by Canadian Plastics

Two people are dead following a shooting in the parking lot of an automotive parts making plant in Cookeville, Tenn. The incident took place on April 11 at an auto mirror injection molding plant run by Ficosa North America. According to

April 17, 2017 News

Nova buying majority stake in Louisiana olefins plant

by Canadian Plastics

The $2.1 billion purchase is designed to help Calgary-based Nova grow its U.S. Gulf Coast presence.

April 17, 2017 News

NPE2018 registration now open

by Canadian Plastics

Registration has officially opened for NPE2018, the largest plastics trade show in North America. The triennial international event, last held in March 2015, is set for May 7-11, 2018 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This is

April 15, 2017 News

Milliken buys colourant maker Keystone Aniline

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty chemical maker Milliken & Co. has acquired colourant producer Keystone Aniline Corporation for an undisclosed amount. In a statement, Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken said the deal “joins two successful organizations with complementary expertise and capabilities to offer customers a broader

April 14, 2017 News

Global vehicle sales continue to gain momentum: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

More recent sales data for March confirm the trend of record volumes in both Canada and Mexico, Scotiabank said.

April 12, 2017 News

Plastics Industry Association hires chief economist

by Canadian Plastics

Perc Pineda to serve as staff expert on economics, statistics, and industry research.

April 12, 2017 News

Loews buying blow molder Consolidated Container

by Canadian Plastics

Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container makes packaging applications for beverage, food, and household chemicals. It will be a part of a newly-created segment called Loews Packaging Group.