Canadian Plastics


April 12, 2021  

GM Canada completes federal order for 10 million face masks

Since the start of production in May 2020, the team at Oshawa Operations produced approximately one million masks a month to help protect front-line workers and other Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 5, 2021  

Ontario provides funding to Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte auto-parts companies

The funding comes through the province’s Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).

March 30, 2021  

Ontario invests $10 million in auto parts companies to boost supply chain competitiveness

The projects will help position the province as a hub for building cars of the future.

March 26, 2021  

Taiga Motors to build assembly plant in Shawinigan, Que.

The mass-assembly plant is designed to bolster Taiga into becoming a globally leading OEM for powersports vehicles.

March 15, 2021  

Magna releases new eBeam technology to drive pickup truck electrification

Magna says that eBeam provides the ability to retain pickup truck capability while transitioning to electrification.

March 9, 2021  

Ontario molder Stratus Plastics expanding its Kentucky operations

The Windsor-based injection molder will create 40 jobs while immediately expanding production at its Morgantown facility, with the potential for a total of 135 new positions in the years to come.

March 8, 2021  

Feds invest in Ontario injection molder Kumi Canada

The company is receiving $2 million from FedDev Ontario to expand its facility, install new equipment, increase production capacity, and create new jobs.

February 24, 2021  

Magna building auto battery plant in Michigan

The new $70-million plant in St. Clair will build complex battery enclosures for General Motors Co.’s all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV.

February 10, 2021  

University of Windsor opens centre to combat automotive cybersecurity threats

The SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence has already announced a partnership with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.

February 2, 2021  

Ford Motor Co. of Canada names Bev Goodman as new president and CEO

Goodman, a 25-year veteran of the Oakville, Ont.-based automaker, replaces Dean Stoneley.

February 1, 2021  

GM plans to go mostly electric by 2035, be carbon neutral by 2040

The automaker will concentrate on offering zero-emissions vehicles in different prices ranges.

January 20, 2021  

Manufacturing sales down in November, wholesale sales up, StatCan says

Manufacturing sales fell in November for the first time in three months, and sales were down in 5 of 21 industries, driven mainly by the aerospace product and parts, motor vehicle, and motor vehicle parts industries.

January 19, 2021  

Unifor approves $1 billion GM deal to build electric vans in Ontario

Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deal, and work will begin immediately to ready the plant in Ingersoll for van production to begin in November.

January 12, 2021  

Ford to close Brazil manufacturing operations

The company is closing two plants immediately and a third later in the year, as part of a restructuring plan meant to cut costs and increase efficiency.

January 11, 2021  

General Motors redesigns its logo for the electric vehicle era

General Motors is changing its corporate logo and launching an electric vehicle marketing campaign to reshape its image as clean vehicle company.

January 4, 2021  

New year brings new CEO, industry collaboration agreement for Magna

As Swamy Kotagiri officially takes the helm, the automotive parts maker says it is deepening ties with electric vehicle maker Fisker.

December 30, 2020  

Private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital acquires Huntington Foam

Greer, S.C.-based Huntington Foam will be combined with EPS product maker Drew Foam Companies, which is also owned by Wynnchurch.

December 23, 2020  

Magna, LG Electronics partnering to build electric car components

The joint venture parntership will include more than 1,000 employees located at LG locations in the U.S., South Korea and China.

December 15, 2020  

Auto parts supplier Windsor Mold investing $5.9 million to expand Tennessee facility

The company will add 37,500 square feet of space for warehousing and manufacturing and create 40 jobs over the next five years.

December 15, 2020  

Manufacturing sales edged up 0.3% in October, StatCan says

Manufacturing sales grew to $54.1 billion led by the paper, petroleum, and coal industries, and with 2.2% growth for plastic and rubber product manufacturers.

December 14, 2020  

Trinseo to acquire Arkema’s PMMA business

Arkema’s PMMA business is active in several end market applications including automotive and building and construction, enhancing Trinseo’s existing positions in these applications.

December 9, 2020  

Indian auto parts molder expanding operations to Ontario

Injection molder Plastic Component Industries will be investing $4 million in the new facility, which will create 80 jobs over the next three years.

December 8, 2020  

Ineos Automotive buys Hambach, France production site from Mercedes-Benz

The former Mercedes-Benz site, which currently builds smart EQ fortwo electric vehicles, will also start manufacturing Ineos’ Grenadier 4×4.

December 4, 2020  

Magna donates $2 million to Sheridan College’s skilled trades program

The donation will be used to update labs with new equipment, create scholarships, provide resources for training, and enable student participation at skills competitions.

November 30, 2020  

Global auto sales improve modestly again in October, report says

On a year-over-year basis, sales were in positive territory for a second consecutive month since the pandemic struck, Scotiabank’s latest Global Auto Report says.

November 26, 2020  

Magna brings EyeQ5-based driver assistance system to market

The system is said to be one of the industry’s first “one-box” EyeQ5 front-facing camera systems.

November 23, 2020  

Brose adds Engel to suppliers list

Automotive Tier 1 Brose has added injection molding machine maker Engel Austria to its BEST group of strategic suppliers.

November 16, 2020  

Researchers discover unique new polymer fibres

Strong and tough yet as light as a feather, the fibres are said to be ideally suited for technical components that are exposed to high loads.

November 12, 2020  

Auto parts molder Plasman Group announces global rebrand

Prior division names — including A-Brite Plating, A.P. Plasman, Build-A-Mold, Plastal, and Thermotech — will now be united under the one global brand name of Plasman.

November 12, 2020  

CpK Interior Products R&D team invents anti-viral plastics to kill COVID-19

The formulations kill 99.9999% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on material surfaces in less than 60 minutes.

November 10, 2020  

Injection molder Hawk Plastics receives funding from feds

The Ontario-based company is receiving a $880,372 repayable contribution from the FedDev Ontario program to expand its production facility by 8,000 square feet to accommodate its new advanced and robotic production equipment.

November 9, 2020  

Demand from packaging and healthcare segments to help polyolefins market stay afloat amid COVID-19, report says

The global polyolefins market is expected to decline in 2020 due to weaker end-market demand, analytics firm GlobalData says, but there will be strong gains in these other sectors.