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June 29, 2020  

Canadian small business confidence up slightly in June, CFIB survey says

Small business confidence rose slightly in June to 54.6 points on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Business Barometer, two points higher than May’s reading but still well below historical norms.

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June 25, 2020  

Injection mold maker Exacad gets funding for COVID-19 medical relief projects

The Quebec-based injection mold designer and manufacturer is one of three Canadian companies receiving a total of $6 million in funding from supercluster Next Generation Manufacturing Canada.

News
June 25, 2020  

Maguire Canada now distributing for Rapid Granulator in Ontario, central and western Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier is the new distributor for size reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

News
June 24, 2020  

Magna expanding Michigan seat manufacturing facility

The expansion of the Highland Park plant will generate US$35.4 million in private investment and create 480 jobs.

News
June 23, 2020  

Ontario injection molder reinvents itself making PPE

Molded Precision Components has transitioned from manufacturing gears and other parts for the automotive sector to PPE, and is now busier than ever.

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June 22, 2020  

C-P Flexible Packaging acquires packaging supplier Genpak Flexible

With facilities in Aurora, Ont. and Lakeville, Minn., Genpak manufactures die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations.

News
June 19, 2020  

Nova CEO Todd Karran to retire on August 1

Karran joined Nova in 1985, and has served as president and CEO of the Calgary-based chemical maker since 2015.

News
June 18, 2020  

Toronto-based wax maker IGI buys PVC additives supplier Rheogistics

The acquisition of Mississippi-based Rheogistics will expand IGI’s presence in the rigid PVC market and add to its wax manufacturing and blending facilities.

News
June 17, 2020  

Nova reports progress on its sustainability strategy

Nova’s new 2019 Sustainability Report highlights four areas of the Calgary-based company’s long-term strategy: circular economy, citizenship, climate care, and sustainability in operations.

News
June 16, 2020  

TC Transcontinental’s recycling group acquires assets of Enviroplast Inc.

The equipment acquired will be used for converting plastic scrap recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial, and agricultural sources into recycled plastic granules.

News
June 15, 2020  

Manufacturing sales see largest-ever drop in April: StatCan

The April decline was much deeper than many analysts had been expecting.

News
June 11, 2020  

Plastic bag ban in Prince Albert, Sask. put on hold due to pandemic

The ban was set to take effect on Aug. 1, but has been suspended until the state of emergency in Saskatchewan is over.

News
June 10, 2020  

Canadian small businesses get funding to help reduce plastic pollution in oceans

Four Canadian small businesses will receive grants totalling $2 million from the Canadian government.

News
June 4, 2020  

Belplas now representing Stirling in Central and Eastern Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based company has been appointed as Stirling’s exclusive representative for its Sterling line of auxiliary equipment for the injection molding and blow molding industries.

Feature
June 2, 2020  

Extraordinary times, extraordinary dryers

Even in the middle of a pandemic, the science behind molding plastic parts doesn’t change. Which means it’s just as critical now as ever to dry plastics in the processing phase. These new technologies really bring the heat.

News
June 1, 2020  

Packaging supplier Good Natured Products enters medical and pharmaceutical industry

In a statement, Vancouver-based Good Natured said that it was able to enter this new market segment with the closing of its recent acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming.

News
May 29, 2020  

StackTeck delivers stack mold for PPE in under four weeks

The project included complete mold design, manufactured molding surface components, assembly, and mold qualification for customer Novolex.

News
May 29, 2020  

Chemical and plastics sectors “well-poised” to lead economic recovery, CIAC head tells feds

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s president and CEO Bob Masterson made the comments in a May 26 presentation to the federal government’s Finance Committee.

News
May 28, 2020  

Small business confidence fell in May, CFIB survey says

Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.

News
May 26, 2020  

38% of Canada’s small businesses now fully open: CFIB

New Brunswick and PEI now have the largest share of local businesses fully open, a CFIB survey indicates, while Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador remain as the least open economies.