CPIA and CAMM host joint meeting featuring plastics industry statistics and NAFTA updates
In an event that saw three of Canada’s biggest manufacturing industry associations get together, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) hosted a joint plastics industry meeting in Mississauga, Ont. on May 17.
The event, which included guest speaker Flavio Volpe from the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA), dealt primarily with the impact of possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as well as economics that are impacting the plastics and tooling industries.
Guest speaker James Murphy of Harbour Results Inc. gave a presentation that focused on economics impacting the plastics and tooling industries including performance and trends, and market noise and strategies.
Flavio Volpe, president and CEO of APMA, spoke extemporaneously on the impact of possible changes to NAFTA and how changes could affect APMA members. Active in publicly advocating for the importance of NAFTA, APMA has lately been emphasizing the interdependency of the North American automotive supply chains in anticipation of any potential trade agreement discussions, noting that Canadian parts suppliers are one of the biggest employers, employing both Americans and Mexicans.