Canadian Plastics


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

June 21, 2017 News

Emuge, Open Mind partner for machining solutions

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

February 22, 2017 News

Progressive Components founder Don Starkey Sr. passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Don Starkey Sr., the founder of Wauconda, Ill.-based mold components supplier Progressive Components, has died at the age of 84. Starkey passed away on February 20, from pneumonia after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Starkey began his career as

January 27, 2017 News

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing keeps growing

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Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing is nearing the end of a multi-million dollar 14,000-square-foot expansion.

November 29, 2016 News

Emuge and CNC Software establish partnership

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CNC Software is the developer of the widely-used Mastercam CNC programming software package.

November 15, 2016 News

Moldmaker and auto parts supplier M.I. Integration opens second plant in Mexico

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Sherbrooke, Que.-based automotive parts maker and moldmaker M.I. Integration has opened its second facility in Mexico. Construction of the new facility in the Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, called M.I. Moldes, was completed in September, roughly five years after