Kevin Bell joins Hamilton Plastic Systemsby Canadian Plastics
Kevin Bell has joined Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems Ltd. as technical sales representative for Western Ontario.
Nova CEO Randy Woelfel steps downby 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.
GM restructures engineering staffby Canadian Plastics
In response to a massive safety recall, General Motors is restructuring its Global Vehicle Engineering organization.
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.
Woman killed at Ontario blow mold shopby Canadian Plastics
A 30-year-old woman is dead after a March 29 industrial accident at Woodbridge, Ont.-based blow molder CRS Plastics Ltd.
PolyOne head Stephen Newlin to retireby Canadian Plastics
After eight years, Stephen Newlin is stepping down as head of material supplier PolyOne Corporation, to be replaced by Robert M. Patterson.
B.C. signs on to Canada Job Grantby Canadian Plastics
British Columbia is the latest province to sign a framework agreement with the federal government on the Canada Job Grant.
Husky making global organizational changes; Michael Urquhart to retireby 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…
2014 budget gives boosts to exports, auto sector, and technical trainingby 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.
Axel Plastics Research names new Canadian sales repby 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…
Skills gap top barrier to Canadian competitiveness: Chamber of Commerceby 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.
Feds add $1 million to skills training programby 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.
Five dead after blast at chemical plant in Japanby Canadian Plastics
An explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan killed at least five workers and injured 17 others, according to authorities.
Ontario develops first workplace health and safety strategyby 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.
Looming skilled labor shortage in Canada is exaggerated: TD economistsby 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.
Canadian economy lost $16.6 billion due to absenteeism: Conference Boardby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian economy lost $16.6 billion in 2012 due to absenteeism, according to a study by the Conference Board of Canada.
Fears of a U.S. manufacturing skills shortage are exaggerated: reportby 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…
First health study on fracking outlines potential effectsby 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…
290,000 jobs went unfilled in Canada in Q2: reportby 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).
PolyOne names new president of its Performance Products and Solutions businessby Canadian Plastics
Resin supplier PolyOne Corporation has a new senior vice president and president of its Performance Products and Solutions business.