TricorBraun acquires beverage packagers Zuckerman Honickman and Vessel Packaging
Vessel Packaging is a distributor of aluminum cans in Canada.
ABC Technologies buying camera and sensor cleaning systems maker dlhBowles
The acquisition aims to strengthen ABC’s Fluid Management offering and adjacent product portfolio.
Sabic appoints Bamberger Polymers as distributor for Americas
New York-based Bamberger will distribute Sabic’s engineering thermoplastics and polyolefins in the Americas.
Protech Group buys specialty materials business of Dyvex Industries
Dyvex makes compounds used in fragrance, flavour, and odour control products.
Vehicle Accessories acquires automotive supplier Remington Global
Ooltewah, Tenn.-based Remington makes floor protection products for automotive original equipment manufacturers.
Ontario’s minimum wage increase is now in effect
General minimum wage workers are now earning $15.00 per hour, an increase from $14.35.
Canadian economy grew 0.8% in October, StatCan says
Plastics and rubber products making contributed the most to the manufacturing sector growth, partly due to higher demand from motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts manufacturers.
Federal program to bring skilled workers to Atlantic Canada made permanent
The Atlantic Immigration Program will officially open on Jan. 1, 2022.
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Canadian government moving forward with single-use plastics ban
Draft regulations prohibiting certain single-use plastics have now been published for public comment.
Material supplier Geon grows in U.S. and Canada with Roscom acquisition
Roscom is an ISO 9001:2015–certified PVC compounder headquartered in Croydon, Pennsylvania.
Two years in, Canada’s Ghost Gear Program keeps gathering ocean waste (and momentum)
The initiative has helped remove approximately 739 tonnes of abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear from Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts since 2019.
Recycling compounder Canuck Compounders bought by Montreal’s NanoXplore
The deal aims to expand graphene supplier NanoXplore’s downstream, value-added product offering.
ABB expands installation products plant in Canada
The $16-million expansion will create over 60 full-time jobs in ABB’s upgraded 75,000-square-foot facility in Pointe-Claire, Que.
Government of Canada invests in Montreal recycler Polystyvert
The $3.5-million investment is being made through the Sustainable Development Technology Canada foundation.
Walmart Canada to eliminate single-use plastic bags
The phased approach will see the retailer make the change in all of its more than 400 Canadian locations by Earth Day 2022.
Canadian employers plan to keep strong hiring practices heading into new year, survey says
Employers are strongly in favour of COVID-19 vaccination for employees, the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey says, and express openness to remote work for some roles.
North American plastics machinery shipments up in third quarter over last year
The increase in shipments was consistent with higher plastics production.
Magna’s EtelligentReach set to hit the market in 2022
The system reportedly achieves a range increase of up to 145 km/90 miles or 30 per cent compared to certain production BEV vehicles.
Piovan buying industrial group IPEG for $125 million plus earnout
Pennsylvania-based IPEG is comprised of the Conair Group, Thermalcare, Pelletron, and Republic Machine equipment brands.
Ontario creates Council on U.S. Trade and Industry Competitiveness
Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Unifor president Jerry Dias will work together to appoint additional membership to the Council.
New report examines barriers to increasing food-grade PCR use in Canada
The report was initiated by Environment and Climate Change Canada to support the government’s goal of increasing the use of post-consumer resin.
Fifteen new partners join Canada Plastics Pact
The CPP now has 81 partners, and has doubled in size since it launched in January 2021.
Canada must once again grab its share of the auto industry, despite U.S. protectionism
The shift away from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles is not a normal retooling of auto plants, but a full-scale recreation of the auto sector that will reshape the modern economy. Will Canada’s auto sector be left in the wilderness?
Ontario investing additional $12 million in auto parts companies
The next phase of the province’s O-AMP program aims to boost competitiveness and position Ontario as a North American hub for building the car of the future.
Matcom expands operations to West Coast
The machinery mover has officially opened an office in Surrey, B.C., as of early October.
Packaging product supplier Selig buys France-based MGJ
MGJ is a France-based manufacturer of foam liners with operations in Drummondville, Que.
StackTeck invests in new capacity
The Brampton, Ont.-based moldmaker has spent about $7 million in capital equipment since the beginning of the pandemic.
Southwestern Ontario Development Fund investing $1 million in THK Rhythm Automotive Canada
The funding supports a larger investment by the auto parts supplier to purchase new equipment and expand its Tillsonburg plant.
Milk jugs, cartons or plastic bags — which one is best for the environment?
Our analysis suggests plastic components remain the best option for low-waste milk containment.
Nova names Alan Schrob as PCR development manager
Schrob previously held the title of senior leader, market management for the company.
Axiom Group hits new diversity high point
Seventy per cent of the Aurora, Ont.-based automotive parts molder’s workforce is now comprised of women.