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December 12, 2016 News

Trump appoints Dow CEO Andrew Liveris as head of America Manufacturing Council

by Canadian Plastics

United States President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Dow Chemical Company chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris to head his incoming administration’s new American Manufacturing Council. Trump made the announcement during a Dec. 10 rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he introduced

December 9, 2016 News

Two Alberta petrochemical plants to get up to $500 million in incentives

by Canadian Plastics

The first project is a joint venture between Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Petrochemical Industries Company, based in Kuwait; the second project is being proposed by Calgary-based Inter Pipeline.

December 7, 2016 News

Global car sales up in October: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Volumes in both Canada and Mexico posted double-digit year-over-year advances, while U.S. purchases exceeded expectations and lifted year-to-date sales above a year ago.

December 5, 2016 News

EPA doubles down on 2025 emissions standards

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year. Many in the auto industry aren’t happy with the decision.

December 2, 2016 News

Canadian auto industry volumes rebounded last month, setting a record for November: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. purchases exceeded expectations, buoyed by improving economic conditions and enhanced promotions.

November 19, 2016 News

Ontario gov’t creating two new growth programs for SMEs

by Canadian Plastics

With a total value of $61 million, the programs will help Ontario firms scale up and test products and services.

November 15, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales up in September: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics Canada says sales were up in 12 of 21 industries, representing 70.1 per cent of the total manufacturing sector.

October 31, 2016 News

Vehicle sales down in Canada in October: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But Canada has posted the largest increase in vehicle production across the NAFTA region this year, Scotiabank said.

October 27, 2016 News

Asia leads surging global car sales in September: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales in Canada bounced back in September, Scotiabank said, with several automakers reporting records for the month.

October 25, 2016 News

Wholesale sales gained 0.8 per cent to $56.8 billion in August: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Gains were mainly concentrated in the miscellaneous subsector and the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector.

September 28, 2016 News

Ontario cancels 1,000 megawatts of new wind and solar projects

by Canadian Plastics

The decision is designed to help keep rising consumer hydro rates in check.

September 21, 2016 News

Wholesale sales posted fourth consecutive monthly gain in July: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Wholesale sales rose 0.3% to $56.5 billion in July, a fourth consecutive monthly gain, a new report from Statistics Canada said. Increases were recorded in five of seven subsectors, led by the motor vehicle and parts subsector and the food, beverage, and

September 12, 2016 News

Plastics machinery shipments up in Q2: SPI

by Canadian Plastics

For the third straight quarter, North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a year-over-year increase in Q2 of 2016, the SPI’s Committee on Equipment Statistics said.

August 31, 2016 News

Canadian economy posts worst quarter since 2009: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

According to a new report from Statistics Canada, real gross domestic product fell at an annualized rate of 1.6 per cent in the second quarter, due in large part to the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta.

August 24, 2016 News

Global auto sales accelerate to record highs: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales have also gained momentum in Canada this year, Scotiabank said, advancing in seven of the ten provinces.

August 16, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales edged up in June: Statistics Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The machinery industry gained 5.8% at $2.7 billion, following five consecutive monthly declines.

August 15, 2016 News

Global medical composite materials market to grow nearly 7% by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

Growth will be driven by demand for artificial limbs, the report said.

August 4, 2016 News

Canadian vehicle purchases softened in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. vehicle sales climbed to the highest level in eight months, Scotiabank said.

August 1, 2016 News

Profits up for Milacron in Q2 2016

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s sales increased 3.4%.

July 18, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales fell one per cent to $49.9 billion in May: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics Canada says the decline came as sales of motor vehicles and petroleum and coal products dropped; but sales of plastics and rubber products increased.