Canadian Plastics


November 22, 2018  

ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitive

This Concord, Ont.-based engineering and design consulting firm is rewriting the book on mold heat removal by 3D printing inserts with complex cooling channels that can dramatically cut cycle times and consolidate manufacturing processes. And it might just be the kick in the pants that Canada’s plastics processors need to start kicking butt globally.

November 18, 2018  

Emuge breaks ground to expand U.S. manufacturing facility

The expansion of the West Boylston, Mass. facility will allow the toolmaker to better serve its customers in the U.S. and Canada.

October 31, 2018  

North American automotive vendor tooling spend to be $8 billion in 2019: report

The drop in spending is directly related to reduced launches from the Detroit Three automakers, the new report from market research firm Harbour Results says.

October 24, 2018  

Big management change at Hasco Canada

Managing director Louis Hébert is retiring at the end of 2018; René Eisenring with replace him as the new general manager, effective January 1, 2019.

October 22, 2018  

CTMA elects Robert Flack as new president

Flack, the CTMA’s former vice president, has over 28 years of experience in the Canadian tooling industry.

September 25, 2018  

StackTeck beefs up its dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell by adding multiple machines

The Brampton, Ont.-based company has invested $1.5 million so far in 2018 on equipment for the development of prototypes, including close tolerance milling and turning machines, universal grinders, and three- and five-axis mills.

September 7, 2018  

DME signs strategic partnership agreement with Hawk Mold and Die

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

September 3, 2018  

Tri-Mach Group opens Western Division in Winnipeg

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  

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

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  

Tooling will be strong through 2018: report

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  

Unique Tool is training tomorrow’s skilled workers today

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

March 2, 2018  

Integrity Tool & Mold and KraussMaffei partner for big projects

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  

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

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  

DMS executive gets the Red Carpet treatment in Georgia

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  

SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

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  

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

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  

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

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  

PCS Company opens new Canadian distribution centre

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  

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

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

August 19, 2017  

PCS Company opening Windsor distribution facility

Mold component and hot runner component supplier PCS Company

August 13, 2017  

Ontario investing in Windsor-area plastics processors and moldmakers

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

June 21, 2017  

Emuge, Open Mind partner for machining solutions

Tooling manufacturer Emuge Corporation is partnering with Open Mind

June 7, 2017  

N. American tooling industry experiences slight dip in Q2 2017

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

April 27, 2017  

DME makes big investment in Michigan facility

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  

Milacron shuttering DME plant in Pennsylvania

Milacron Holdings Corp. is closing a long-standing DME mold

March 16, 2017  

Quebec injection molder Precimold sold

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

February 22, 2017  

Progressive Components founder Don Starkey Sr. passes away

Don Starkey Sr., the founder of Wauconda, Ill.-based mold

January 27, 2017  

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing keeps growing

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

November 29, 2016  

Emuge and CNC Software establish partnership

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

November 15, 2016  

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

Sherbrooke, Que.-based automotive parts maker and moldmaker M.I. Integration

August 9, 2016  

CAMM establishes new Toronto chapter

What’s in a name? Plenty. When the Windsor Association

June 29, 2016  

Quebec molder wins top SPE award