Feds offer new COVID-19 relief measures for small businessesby Canadian Plastics
The federal government will cover 75 per cent of salaries for workers of qualifying small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magna provides COVID-19 update, withdraws outlookby Canadian Plastics
The Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier Automotive parts supplier has established “internal task forces” to deal with the potential impact of COVID-19 on its business.
Upcoming webinar, April 1: Facing the COVID-19 challengeby Canadian Plastics
The webinar brings together Steve Loftus, president of Innovative Automation, and Dennis Darby, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, to share COVID-19 strategies.
Ontario introduces $17 billion COVID-19 aid packageby Canadian Plastics
The plan includes $3.7 billion in direct support for people and job protection measures, $3.3 billion in additional health-care spending, and $10 billion in deferred taxes and other measures largely designed to keep businesses afloat.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety makes courses, publications available for freeby Canadian Plastics
The offering is designed to support workplaces protecting employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 drives small business confidence in Canada to record low, survey reportsby Canadian Plastics
The Business Barometer Index is at a record low 30.8, a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey found, well under the previous lows near 39 recorded in both the 2008 and 1990 recessions.
LASER FOCUSED: Southern Ontario startup really wants to clean your molds and platensby Canadian Plastics
This Ajax, Ont.-based company uses laser ablation as an alternative to the chemicals and abrasive blasting systems currently in use for surface cleanings.
Ontario government asking manufacturers to help fight COVID-19by Canadian Plastics
A new government website removes barriers for companies to provide essential goods and services such as ventilators and masks.
Ontario, Quebec order all non-essential businesses to shut downby Canadian Plastics
Both provinces will keep the orders in effect for at least two weeks, and both allow priority manufacturing to continue.
Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler suspend all North American production to stop coronavirus spreadby Canadian Plastics
The decisions follow discussions with the United Autoworkers Union as it urged the Big Three automakers to help look out for workers’ wellbeing.
Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packagingby Canadian Plastics
The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.
Outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu looks backby Canadian Plastics
As the Canadian Plastics Industry Association prepares to merge with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada on July 1, outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu reflects on her time filling one of the most important jobs in our sector.
Federal government will declare plastics as toxic substance, news report saysby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian government is planning to designate plastics as toxic substances, the Globe and Mail is reporting, which will give it the authority to regulate and limit certain products.
Ingenia Polymers acquires La Porte, Texas operations of LyondellBasellby Canadian Plastics
In a statement, Toronto-based Ingenia said that the acquisition “brings added expertise and capacity to its team and infrastructure, increases its leadership in the polymer producer services market, and expands its capability to serve the converter market.”
GN Thermoforming appoints new sales manager for Mexico, Central and South Americaby Canadian Plastics
New hire Alberto Capodicasa has many years of experience in various sales positions, most recently as regional sales manager with LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
CPIA head Carol Hochu stepping downby Canadian Plastics
Hochu, who has led the Toronto-based industry association since 2012, is leaving the organization effective March 18, prior to its proposed July 1 merger with the Chemical Industry Association of Canada.
Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchasesby Canadian Plastics
The company, said to be North America’s largest polyethylene tank and container manufacturer, has acquired a new Canadian product line and a new plant location in Saskatoon.
TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging groupby Canadian Plastics
The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.
CPIA to be dissolved, become a division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Members from both organizations ratified the transaction, which will see CPIA become a new plastics division under the CIAC banner, unanimously during a meeting in Toronto last week.
Canadian government, leading companies partner to create circular economy for plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The new Circular Plastics Taskforce has the goal of establishing closer alignments between market needs and recycling stakeholders.