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Industry pioneer Jack Reid dies

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Canadian plastics industry pioneer John Reid, better known as Jack, has died of cancer at the age of&nbsp...

Canadian plastics industry pioneer John Reid, better known as Jack, has died of cancer at the age of 89.

Reid got his start in the plastics industry in 1946, as a co-owner of profile extruder Microplastics in Acton, Ont., considered one of the first acrylic sheet extruders in Canada.

In the 1960s, Reid joined the staff of Toronto-based Danson Corporation, at that time one the country’s top plastics machinery sales firms.

By the early 1990s, Reid had formed his own company, Dier International Plastics Inc., based in Unionville, Ont. Dier was formed with his stepson Greg, who still operates the company.

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Jack Reid leaves his wife Ruth, sons  Barry and Fraser, daughter Nancy, and stepchildren Timothy and Susan. 

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