New APMA head talks industry strengths, challengesby Canadian Plastics
Canadian automotive parts makers are fully capable of competing globally, but it’s still crucial to retain Canada’s existing auto assembly plants, according to Flavio Volpe, the new president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA). It all adds up…
Exxel Polymers: sous le signe du succes/Under the sign of success*by Canadian Plastics
Si la route qui mène au succès est souvent parsemée de difficultés, elle est ussi faite de moments charnières au cœur desquels les décisions prises par les dirigeants sont déterminantes….
Big order marks a big year for W. Amsler Equipmentby Canadian Plastics
The Beatles sang “It was 20 years ago today” back in the 60s, turning 20th anniversaries into big deals ever since.
A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELSby Canadian Plastics
Given such monumental screw-ups as the City of Toronto’s infamous flirtation with a plastic bag ban last year, we Canadians could be forgiven for thinking of these bans as our own unique problem, like snowstorms in May. Far from it….
Athena Automation keeps on buildingby Canadian Plastics
Processing machinery maker Athena Automation Ltd. is putting down some deep roots.
Charged and ready: Engineering resins for electric and hybrid vehiclesby Canadian Plastics
As any blackjack player could tell you, doubling down involves a big risk. But it’s one thing to chance it at the local casino for half a day’s pay, quite another when careers, reputations, and hundreds of millions of dollars are on…
PolyCello’s extended family success storyby Canadian Plastics
Repeated selection as one Canada’s “Best Managed Companies” doesn’t happen simply by maintaining best business practices. If it did, probably every third firm in the country would get the nod. Instead, it takes more…
The rise of 3D printingby Canadian Plastics
Sometimes layering can take a long time — as in millions of years. Take rocks. They’re stacked in layers containing fossils, with the oldest fossils at the deepest layers and the most recent near the top. For scientists and…
R&M Plastic Products beats the third-generation curseby Canadian Plastics
Some family businesses just don’t work. Fans of The Godfather trilogy, for example, may recall the brothers in the Corleone mob clan winding up as how-to guides for dysfunction. And it’s not like you couldn’t find a gazillion…
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MEGA BRANDS lays building blocks for growthby Canadian Plastics
The business of making toys isn’t exactly fun and games — more like the latest extreme roller coaster ride, complete with white knuckle loops, plummets, and 180-degree turns.
Schad’s Athena Automation hits the stageby Canadian Plastics
Famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed there are no second acts in American lives. Lucky for him he wasn’t looking north of the border, because up here in Canada, plastics industry pioneer Robert Schad is well into Act 2, Scene 4.
The man who helped KO TO’s plastic bag ban: Talking with CPIA Leader of the Year Gerry Maldoffby Canadian Plastics
Most of us would probably consider being a lawyer as a safe-as-houses route towards economic security. Gerry Maldoff didn’t, and gave up practicing law for a career in plastics.