New account manager for FD Plastics Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Industry veteran Guy Deschênes has joined FD Plastics Canada Corp, Saint-Laurent, Que., as account manager. FD Plastics manufactures color and additive concentrates at plants in Montreal and in Leominster, Mass.
Fed gov’t investing to encourage youth to pursue careers in technology, scienceby Canadian Plastics
In an effort to bolster Canada’s weakening manufacturing sector, the federal government is investing almost $2 million to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and technology.
New immigration program targeted at skilled trades to start in 2013by Canadian Plastics
The federal government is creating a new program to fast track the admittance of foreign skilled tradespeople, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced.
Canada’s small business owners place premium on older workers: studyby Canadian Plastics
A large majority of Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners agree that workers 65 years and older offer more valuable experience and expertise than younger workers, according to new research from Investors Group.
Canadian Plastics Sector Council to wind down in March 2013by Canadian Plastics
Not-for-profit industry association the Canadian Plastic Sector Council (CPSC) is suspending its activities and services at the end of March 2013.
Study suggests women working with plastic auto parts among those with higher-than-normal cancer risk; industry respondsby Canadian Plastics
Industry associations are questioning a new Canadian study that suggests women working in certain industries – including some that relate to plastics – appear to have a higher-than-normal risk of developing breast cancer.
New Canadian website to promote careers in tradesby Canadian Plastics
Two national organizations, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills/Compétences Canada, have partnered to help solve one of the most pressing problems facing the skilled trades: the growing shortage of new young workers.
BPA safe for food packaging: Health Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Canada has upheld its stance on BPA (bisphenol A), deeming it safe for food packaging, despite banning it from baby bottles.
Most BPA in Canada destroyed or in landfills: studyby Canadian Plastics
Most of the Bisphenol A (BPA) contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, according to a new study for Environment Canada.
Ontario plastics molder fined $55,000 after worker injuredby Canadian Plastics
Amhil Enterprises Ltd., a Burlington, Ont.-based plastics processer, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
Industry golf tournaments are coming up!by Canadian Plastics
Springtime means one thing in particular for the plastics industry: golf. There’s a series of annual tournaments coming up soon. To help you keep track, here are the dates and locations of a few of the biggies.
FDA rejects BPA banby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will deny a petition from the National Resources Defense Council’s petition to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact products manufactured in America.
New COO for PolyOneby Canadian Plastics
Resin compounder and distributor PolyOne Corporation has made two changes at the executive level.
Husky execs named to global VP positionsby Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has promoted two of its North American and Asian sales executives to global vice president positions.
Canadian manufacturers want to hire but can’t find the right people: reportby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian economy is experiencing a significant shortage of skilled workers at all levels, from welders and engineers to HVAC technicians.
SABIC executive Charlie Crew steps downby Canadian Plastics
Charlie Crew, executive vice president of SABIC Innovative Plastics, is stepping down effective January 1, 2012, marking the end of more than 34 years with the company and its forerunner GE Plastics.
People Progress…by Canadian Plastics
David Palmer has been named as the new chairperson for the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). Palmer is also the sales manager at Windsor, Ont.-based mold maker Build a Mold.
People Progress…by Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., headquartered in Bolton, Ont., has named Dave Whiffen as vice president, hot runners.
Styrene a possible threat: US Dept. of Healthby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added styrene to its list of chemicals and biological agents that are suspected as possible causes of cancer.
Canadian Plastics Sector Council launches Essential Skills websiteby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC) has launched its Essential Skills website and assessment tool, designed to help plastics industry workers beef up their skills.