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August 18, 2003  

Auto makers contribute to energy conservation efforts

Many Ontario residents headed back to work on Monday but it was hardly business as usual in the wake of the massive…

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August 18, 2003  

Dow reduces polyethylene capacity in North America

Dow Chemical Co. will temporarily shut down approximately 885 million pounds of polyethylene manufacturing capacity…

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August 18, 2003  

Spartech will layoff 350 workers to regain profitability

Sales for the third quarter of 2003 held steady for Spartech Corp., but earnings fell by more than 25% compared wit…

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August 18, 2003  

Kofman Plastics International out of business

Resin broker and reprocessor Kofman Plastics International Trading has declared bankruptcy and closed its facility…

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August 11, 2003  

U.S. government investigates polyethylene bag imports

The United States International Trade Commission has decided there is sufficient grounds to proceed with an investi…

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August 11, 2003  

Atlantic Canada companies prepare to welcome U.S. visitors

Plans have been finalized for an event in Atlantic Canada to promote local Canadian plastics companies to buyers fr…

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August 11, 2003  

Pre-apprentice program for metalworking wins award

A program organized by the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association to direct students into the precision metal w…

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August 7, 2003  

DuPont Canada changes name, structure; continues services

DuPont Canada has announced plans to split its Canadian operations into two companies to support the pending separa…

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August 7, 2003  

Burlington siding plant changing hands

Building products manufacturer Associated Materials Inc. (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has signed an agreement to acquire Ge…

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July 31, 2003  

Cinram expands DVD and CD business

Cinram, a Toronto-based producer of multimedia products, has agreed to purchase the DVD and CD manufacturing operat…

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July 31, 2003  

Changes at CPIA (July 31, 2003)

The national office of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association has moved to a new location and the organization…

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July 31, 2003  

DuPont Canada shareholders turn ownership over to U.S. parent

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, DE) has completed the privatization of its subsidiary DuPont Canada In…

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July 31, 2003  

Canadian courts agree Lego can’t trademark the "look" of its toy blocks

Lego Canada Inc. (Richmond Hill, ON) has lost a court case claiming trademark rights for the "look" of th…

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July 30, 2003  

Comptec closes doors

The efforts of Comptec International to reposition itself in a changing market came to an abrupt end last week, as…

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July 25, 2003  

CCL Industries buys European label converter

Toronto-based CCL Industries, a manufacturer of plastic packaging and labeling systems, has signed an agreement to…

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July 25, 2003  

Additives producer establishes joint venture

Specialty chemical and additives manufacturer Ed-Lynn Corporation (Markham, ON) has recently formed a joint venture…

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July 23, 2003  

Numatech acquires returnable packaging supplier

Numatech Industries Inc., a supplier of converted corrugated plastic products and returnable/reusable packaging sys…

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July 23, 2003  

Royal Group chops executives’ bonuses

Heeding the pressure applied by its shareholders, Royal Group Technologies Ltd. announced that the 2002 bonus of CE…

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July 22, 2003  

Visteon sees profits drop

Auto parts supplier Visteon Corp. reported a net loss of $167 million for the second quarter of 2003. This compares…

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July 18, 2003  

Pipe maker Imperial PlasTech restructuring with support from global hose and pipe producer

Pipe production continues at Imperial PlasTech Inc., despite the company’s tumultuous financial situation of the pa…