KraussMaffei appoints new sales manager for extrusion in Canada
Sean Doran has nearly 27 years of experience in plastics machinery and systems sales.
Canadian CEOs see M&A as key to driving growth, KPMG surveys say
The vast majority of CEOs at Canada’s biggest corporations, and almost half of SMEs, are bullish about mergers and acquisitions, the surveys find.
Citizen science could help address Canada’s plastic pollution problem
Citizen scientists require relatively little scientific training and can provide scientifically valuable data on plastic pollution of marine ecosystems.
Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact
The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods.
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Manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent in July, StatCan says
But sales of plastic and rubber machinery rose in July.
Pretium Packaging to acquire Alpha Packaging
Alpha operates a network of eight facilities throughout the U.S. and Western Canada and two facilities in Europe.
Nova Chemicals commits $100,000 for Hurricane Ida relief efforts
The commitment includes direct donations to the American Red Cross and the Capital Area United Way.
Oaktree Capital acquiring minority stake in auto parts molder ABC Technologies
Oaktree is buying Cerebrus Capital Management’s remaining stake in the Toronto-based injection and blow molder.
McMaster Innovation Park announces mandatory vaccination policy
The policy at the research and innovation park in Hamilton, Ontario takes effect on Nov. 1.
North American machinery shipments slowed in the second quarter
While new orders of plastics equipment have been increasing, ongoing supply chain issues are causing longer order-to-delivery timelines, a new report from the Plastics Industry Association says.
Digital skills shortage, lack of skilled labour are biggest issues for businesses, survey says
The most recent KPMG business outlook poll identified the inability to find and retain talent as the biggest threat to the growth prospects of businesses across the country.
Magna starts production of thermoplastic liftgates at new UK plant
The facility in Sunderland, England manufactures the liftgate modules for the third generation Nissan Qashqai.
Manufacturers call for a concrete plan on economic recovery, CME says
CME has unveiled a platform for the 2021 federal election that aims to drive further growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector.
What mining, oil and gas industries can learn from Sudbury, the city that went from major polluter to thriving environment
Sudbury offers proof that a healthy environment doesn’t have to come at the expense of industrial activity.
CME urges four-part national strategy to revitalize Canadian manufacturing sector
The four-part program is part of CME’s platform for the 2021 federal election.
ADM Toronto trade show returning as an in-person event
Slated for Nov. 9-11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the event features the Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo, PACKEX, PLAST-EX, and Powder & Bulk Solids shows.
Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line
The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.
Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Debra van Holst
The Calgary-based firm’s global director, logistics and customer experience discusses her career, shares some lessons learned, and offers advice for women in plastics.
Manufacturing sales rose in June, StatCan says
Following two consecutive monthly declines, manufacturing sales rose 2.1 per cent to $59.2 billion.
Canada Plastics Pact adds 12 new partners
The new partners join the organization as it begins to take big steps towards its 2025 targets.
Compounding industry veteran Kenneth Cary passes away
Cary, 83, founded Cary Chemicals in Edison, N.J., which later merged with Canadian PVC compounder Synergistics Industries.
Winnipeg’s Precision ADM acquires Roswell Downhole Technologies
The companies will manufacture Canada’s first biopolymer-based compostable non-wovens for PPE production.
Magna introduces new electric vehicle front end panel
The Mezzo panel integrates ADAS sensors and lighting and features hidden-until-lit functionality.
Good Natured Products expands its line of plant-based kitchen products
The launch highlight’s the Vancouver company’s diversification into a range of plant-based materials including fiber and flexible film.
The economy and small business recovery are the top election issues for businesses, survey says
But less than a quarter of respondents are confident that their concerns will receive enough attention.
NGen announces $40 million automotive zero-emissions manufacturing challenge
The supercluster to invest up to $20 million in R&D projects for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles.
Feds invest in first made-in-Canada electric vehicle
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association is getting $5 million in funding through FedDev Ontario to support Project Arrow.
Aurora Plastics acquired by private equity firm Nautic Partners
The Ohio-based compounder, which has a facility in Quebec, was sold by Wind Point Partners and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Magna cuts 2021 revenue forecast as chip shortages expected to reduce vehicle output
But sales more than doubled to $9 billion, reflecting a global light vehicle production increase of 58 per cent.
Haitian Mars III IMM now available in Canada and the U.S.
The servo-hydraulic machine from Absolute Haitian all-electric unit has numerous upgrades plus a new fast-cycling version.
Canada’s small businesses could be saved by converting them to co-operatives
It could be an answer for firms that don’t have a formal succession plan in place.