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CPIA Quebec hosts 10th Galea Awards ceremony

Approximately 400 people attended the tenth annual edition of the Canadian Plastic Industry Association Quebec Re...


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May 7, 2007 by Canadian Plastics

Approximately 400 people attended the tenth annual edition of the Canadian Plastic Industry Association Quebec Region‘s (CPIA Quebec) Galea Awards at Hotel Mortagne in Boucherville, Que., which took place on Saturday, May 5 from seven to 9:30 pm.

Sherbrooke, Que.-based Camoplast Inc. won in the international markets category for its success in markets outside of Canada, such as Europe and the United States. The company has also refocused on its main strength, which is the mobility of automotive and transportation products.

The award for small medium enterprises (SMEs) went to Jyco Sealing Technologies, a company that has exhibited significant growth in the last five years. With global headquarters in Dexter, Mich., the company is a leader in TPV automotive system technology and manufactures automotive parts in its plant in Sherbrooke, Que.

Marquez Transtech, a Montreal, Que. company that is known for its high performance applications in the air transportation industry, won in the innovations category. The company has developed an engineered plastic ventilation system using PEEK polymer. Marquez Transtech is also coming out with a new goalie mask in collaboration with Mission-ITECH, a hockey equipment manufacturer.

Organizers also honoured Louis Gouron, vice president of marketing for Saint-Leonard, Que.-based Balcan Plastics Ltd., with a career award. Gouron was recognized for his exceptional contribution to the plastics industry in Quebec, and his dedication to the CPIA and the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). He was also the recipient of CPIA’s CanPlast award in 2006.