Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automationby Canadian Plastics
With $2.5 million in funding assistance from FedDev Ontario, the Concord-based company will scale up operations and create 50 new jobs.
Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capitalby Canadian Plastics
StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.
Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Starplex, which also operates a manufacturing plant in Tennessee, molds plastics products that include leak-resistant sterilized containers, biological sampling swabs, and pharmaceutical grade containers and closures.
Magna opens new Michigan electronics facilityby Canadian Plastics
The new $50 million, 230,000-square-foot plant in Grand Blanc Township is designed to help Magna service the vision-based driver assistance systems market.
Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.
Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategyby Canadian Plastics
The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.
Canadian auto sales picked up in July: Scotiabankby Canadian Plastics
But U.S. auto sales decelerated in July, a new Scotiabank report says, as volatility in that market continues.
Oldcastle Infrastructure buys Canadian molder Primex Technologiesby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Langley, B.C., Primex makes engineered plastic enclosures for the communications market.
Magna breaks ground on new seating plant in Ohioby Canadian Plastics
The Lancaster facility represents an initial investment of approximately US$60 million, and will be Magna’s first dedicated seat structure plant in the U.S.
New Canadian company wants to build $5.6 billion petrochemical plant in B.C.by Canadian Plastics
The $5.6 billion petrochemicals site in Prince George would include a world-scale ethylene plant and polyethylene facility, with the majority of the polyethylene product being shipped to Asia.
Nordson appoints Marc Delplace as new eastern Canada sales managerby Canadian Plastics
Dispensing equipment maker Nordson Corp. has a new regional sales manager for eastern Canada. The Westlake, Ohio-based company has named plastics industry veteran Marc Delplace as its regional sales manager for plasticating and melt delivery components. He will be responsible…
Magna signs its first complete vehicle manufacturing JV in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The joint venture, to be controlled by an affiliate of the BAIC Group, will manufacture up to 180,000 electric vehicles per year.
Magna receives FCA Supplier of the Year Awardby Canadian Plastics
Magna’s interior content to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles consists of complete seat sets on vehicles such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Chrysler Pacifica.
KFC Canada to phase out plastic straws and bags this yearby Canadian Plastics
By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada.
Canada’s Woodbridge Foam investing $100 million on upgrades, research centre in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
The investment, which includes $20 million from the federal government, will help create and maintain more than 800 jobs and establish a new Centre of Excellence.
Straw maker Stone Straw fights back with bioplastic strawsby Canadian Plastics
Traditional plastic straws are an endangered species nowadays, which is why this well-known Brantford, Ont.-based extruder is making the move to an eco-friendly plant-based alternative.
Canadian auto sales fell in June, Scotiabank saysby Canadian Plastics
U.S. auto sales continued its above-trend growth in June following an equally strong performance in May, according to Scotiabank’s latest Auto News Flash.
CPIA names 2019-2020 Board of Directorsby Canadian Plastics
Joel Rudolph of Farnell Packaging was elected Chair of the Board; and Mark Lichtblau of Inteplast Bags and Films Corp., Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Division, was elected as Treasurer.
Magna wins Ford’s global supplier awardby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian auto parts maker was recognized as a top-performing global supplier by Ford with a Silver Quality World Excellence Award.
CPIA now accepting nominations for 2019 Leadership Awardsby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 12 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leader, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.