May 9, 2014 News

Kevin Bell joins Hamilton Plastic Systems

by Canadian Plastics

Kevin Bell has joined Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems Ltd. as technical sales representative for Western Ontario.

May 1, 2014 News

Nova CEO Randy Woelfel steps down

by Canadian Plastics

Randy Woelfel, the CEO of Calgary-based polyethylene maker Nova Chemicals Corp., has stepped down after four years at the company’s helm.

April 23, 2014 News

GM restructures engineering staff

by Canadian Plastics

In response to a massive safety recall, General Motors is restructuring its Global Vehicle Engineering organization.

April 1, 2014 News

VersaFlex boosts presence in Canada, U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

VersaFlex Inc, a formulator and manufacturer of polyurea protective coatings, liners and sealants, is expanding its technical sales and service operations into regionally staffed units across Canada and the U.S.

March 30, 2014 News

Woman killed at Ontario blow mold shop

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year-old woman is dead after a March 29 industrial accident at Woodbridge, Ont.-based blow molder CRS Plastics Ltd.

March 12, 2014 News

PolyOne head Stephen Newlin to retire

by Canadian Plastics

After eight years, Stephen Newlin is stepping down as head of material supplier PolyOne Corporation, to be replaced by Robert M. Patterson.

March 10, 2014 News

B.C. signs on to Canada Job Grant

by Canadian Plastics

British Columbia is the latest province to sign a framework agreement with the federal government on the Canada Job Grant.

February 27, 2014 News

Husky making global organizational changes; Michael Urquhart to retire

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems is making changes to its global organization, creating a new combined business unit dedicated to medical and specialty packaging; the company has also announced the retirement of long-time veteran Michael…

February 12, 2014 News

2014 budget gives boosts to exports, auto sector, and technical training

by Canadian Plastics

The 2014 federal budget will provide Ontario’s battered manufacturing sector with more than $1 billion in spending over the next two years to help the auto industry and build a new bridge to the U.S. at Windsor, Ont.

February 11, 2014 News

Axel Plastics Research names new Canadian sales rep

by Canadian Plastics

Mold release and process aid additives maker Axel Plastics Research Laboratories Inc., headquartered in Woodside, N.Y., has named Larry Lambert as Midwest and Pacific Northwest regional sales manager, also responsible for the provinces of…

February 7, 2014 News

Skills gap top barrier to Canadian competitiveness: Chamber of Commerce

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s growing skills gap is the greatest impediment to business success, according to a new report from The Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

January 31, 2014 News

Feds add $1 million to skills training program

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government is channeling another $1 million into a manufacturing skills training program aimed at filling skilled labor gaps in Canadian industry.

January 13, 2014 News

Five dead after blast at chemical plant in Japan

by Canadian Plastics

An explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan killed at least five workers and injured 17 others, according to authorities.

December 16, 2013 News

Ontario develops first workplace health and safety strategy

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has developed what it calls the province’s first integrated strategy to prevent injuries and improve the delivery of workplace health and safety.

October 30, 2013 News

Looming skilled labor shortage in Canada is exaggerated: TD economists

by Canadian Plastics

A new report from the TD Bank claims that fears of a looming labor shortage in Canada as the workforce ages are largely unfounded.  

September 25, 2013 News

Canadian economy lost $16.6 billion due to absenteeism: Conference Board

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian economy lost $16.6 billion in 2012 due to absenteeism, according to a study by the Conference Board of Canada.

August 27, 2013 News

Fears of a U.S. manufacturing skills shortage are exaggerated: report

by Canadian Plastics

The projected shortage of skilled labor in the U.S. will be far less of a problem than many people believe in the short term, and it is unlikely to prevent a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing in the next few years, according to a new report…

August 26, 2013 News

First health study on fracking outlines potential effects

by Canadian Plastics

A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the…

August 25, 2013 News

290,000 jobs went unfilled in Canada in Q2: report

by Canadian Plastics

The job vacancy rate dropped in the second quarter but there are still 290,000 full- and part-time private sector jobs unfilled for four months or more, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

August 22, 2013 News

PolyOne names new president of its Performance Products and Solutions business

by Canadian Plastics

Resin supplier PolyOne Corporation has a new senior vice president and president of its Performance Products and Solutions business.