September 7, 2018 News

DME signs strategic partnership agreement with Hawk Mold and Die

by Canadian Plastics

Pipersville, Pa.-based Hawk is now a DME exclusive North American East Coast distributor and warehouse.

September 3, 2018 News

Tri-Mach Group opens Western Division in Winnipeg

by Canadian Plastics

The Elmira, Ont.-based company’s expansion into Western Canada will be led by its new sales and operations manager Warren Nordquist.

July 23, 2018 News

Tooling industry business “slower than expected” so far in 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

According to the Q2 2018 Automotive Tooling Barometer, both die and mold shops in North America experienced a decrease in utilization from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018, with a significant amount of business being pushed to the second half of the year.

April 13, 2018 News

Tooling will be strong through 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive tooling demand looked strong through the first quarter of 2018, although payment times are getting longer, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association says.

March 9, 2018 News

Unique Tool is training tomorrow’s skilled workers today

by Canadian Plastics

The Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker has introduced a new hands-on program to train high school students for the moldmaking profession.

March 2, 2018 Feature

Integrity Tool & Mold and KraussMaffei partner for big projects

by Canadian Plastics

Custom machinery and a collaborative approach helped Integrity bring more business back to its Windsor, Ont. HQ and expand its facility in Queretaro, Mexico.

December 28, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky recently established a dedicated cross-functional global team of experts solely focused on serving customers’ PET tooling needs.

November 13, 2017 Feature

DMS executive gets the Red Carpet treatment in Georgia

by Canadian Plastics

Mike Hicks, vice president of Windsor, Ont.-based mold component supplier DMS Components, spent a memorable four days as a guest at the invitation-only Red Carpet Tour in April 2017, an event designed to showcase Georgia’s attractiveness for new business investment.

November 13, 2017 News

SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Ford Motor Co. took home the top award for its entry in the body exterior category, a structural front-end module with loose layer construction on the 2018 Expedition.

November 10, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

by Canadian Plastics

In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.

November 7, 2017 News

North America automotive vendor tooling spending will hit $11 billion in 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by the high level of North American vehicle launches predicted between 2018 and 2020, spending on automotive vendor tooling will reach a record high of US$11 billion next year, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. said.

November 3, 2017 News

PCS Company opens new Canadian distribution centre

by Canadian Plastics

Fraser, Mich.-based PCS launched a 2,500-square-foot warehouse in Tecumseh, Ont. with speeches from Windsor-area dignitaries and a green ribbon-cutting ceremony.

October 17, 2017 News

Ontario moldmaker Weber Manufacturing investing $7.9 million to expand its plant

by Canadian Plastics

The project will boost the plant’s capacity by approximately 30 per cent and create 17 new jobs.

August 19, 2017 News

PCS Company opening Windsor distribution facility

by Canadian Plastics

Mold component and hot runner component supplier PCS Company is expanding its North American distribution network by adding facilities in Windsor, Ont., and Torrance, Calif. Both facilities are expected to be opened by October 2017. “This will significantly expand our ability to

August 13, 2017 News

Ontario investing in Windsor-area plastics processors and moldmakers

by Canadian Plastics

The six firms are receiving funding through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

June 21, 2017 News

Emuge, Open Mind partner for machining solutions

by Canadian Plastics

Tooling manufacturer Emuge Corporation is partnering with Open Mind Technologies AG, a developer of CAM/CAD software solutions, to supply high productivity machining solutions for the North American market. The formal partnership follows several years in which the two firms, both

June 7, 2017 News

N. American tooling industry experiences slight dip in Q2 2017

by Canadian Plastics

But shops still remain “very optimistic” about the next three months, a new report said.

April 27, 2017 News

DME makes big investment in Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The Milacron-owned company will spend an estimated US$5 million to expand its Greenville, Mich. plant, and create up to 70 new jobs there.

March 22, 2017 News

Milacron shuttering DME plant in Pennsylvania

by Canadian Plastics

Milacron Holdings Corp. is closing a long-standing DME mold base plant in Pennsylvania and moving it to a DME factory in Michigan. The shuttered plant, located in Youngwood, Pa., will be closed by late summer. The reorganization will affect 63

March 16, 2017 News

Quebec injection molder Precimold sold

by Canadian Plastics

Precimold founder and president Gunter Weiss has sold the firm to Jack McDonald, an entrepreneur based out of Montreal.