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.
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.
The federal government is creating a new program to fast track the admittance of foreign skilled tradespeople, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced.
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.
Not-for-profit industry association the Canadian Plastic Sector Council (CPSC) is suspending its activities and services at the end of March 2013.
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.
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.
Canada has upheld its stance on BPA (bisphenol A), deeming it safe for food packaging, despite banning it from baby bottles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resin compounder and distributor PolyOne Corporation has made two changes at the executive level.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has promoted two of its North American and Asian sales executives to global vice president positions.
The Canadian economy is experiencing a significant shortage of skilled workers at all levels, from welders and engineers to HVAC technicians.
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.
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.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., headquartered in Bolton, Ont., has named Dave Whiffen as vice president, hot runners.
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.
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.