Test out an electric press
For molders interested in electric molding machines, a JSW 120-ton unit has been installed at Euro Molds Inc. (Mississuaga, Ont.) for machine demonstrations and mold trials. JSW's representative in Ca...
For molders interested in electric molding machines, a JSW 120-ton unit has been installed at Euro Molds Inc. (Mississuaga, Ont.) for machine demonstrations and mold trials. JSW’s representative in Canada, Plascom Plastics Machinery Sales and Service Inc. (Toronto), has a collaboration agreement with the moldmaker to make the unit available for demonstrations. Plascom’s president Ron Robinson notes that in world markets, up to 60 percent of the mid-range injection molding machines sold are electric.
Minolta Corporation, Instrument Systems Division (Ramsey, NJ) has appointed Canadian Measurement-Metrology Inc. (Mississauga, Ont.) as representative in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes for the Minolta line of non-contact 3D digitizing scanners.
Mark 2 Automation Inc. (Germantown, WI) has appointed Plastics Machinery Inc. (Newmarket, Ont.) as Canadian representative. Mark 2 manufactures robots, sprue pickers, end-of-arm tooling, and custom automation.
Mold-Masters Ltd. (Georgetown, Ont.) has opened a new technical centre in Mount Clemens, MI, to help customers improve the productivity of their injection molding operations.
Dynisco LLC has announced that Madison Capital Partners (Chicago, IL), a private investment group with extensive plastics industry holdings, along with Dynisco management, has purchased four of the five Dynisco, Inc. businesses from Berwind Industries.
Included in the sale are Dynisco Instruments, Dynisco Extrusion, Dynisco Polymer Test and Dynisco Measurement and Control, Europe. Dynsico Instruments and Dynisco Polymer Test continue to be represented in Canada by Cyronix Inc. (Toronto). Dynisco Extrusion is still represented in Canada by Stephen Sales Group (Markham) and Auxiplast (Ste-Julie, Que.).
Polytech Machinery Ltd. and sister company Polytruder Extruder Corp. moved in November to a new and larger facility, with 18,000 sq. ft of manufacturing space and a 5,000 sq. ft. showroom. “We needed more space to make our Polytruder extruders,” said president Guy Smith. “Sales have really taken off. We sold over 50 extruders in 2000. As well, we’ll use some of our extra manufacturing space for equipment refurbishing so that we can give our customers immediate delivery of used equipment.”
The larger showroom will give Polytech more space to show equipment from its principals: Toshiba injection molding machines; Cumberland granulators; Novatec dryers and materials handling equipment; and Sterling conveyors and separators.
The new address for the Polytech/Polytruder facility is: 1213 Lorimar Dr., Mississauga, Ont. L5S 1M9, tel: 905-696-9055.
As part of an expanding sales management group in the U.S., StackTeck Systems Inc. has appointed Neil Smith central region sales manager. StackTeck is the umbrella company and marketing organization for a group of injection mold designers and manufacturers that includes Unique Mould Makers Ltd. and Tradesco Mold Ltd.
CPIA has expanded its service in Western Canada with a new office in Calgary, Alta. Shawna Fech, who worked with the CPIA’s Edmonton office, has moved to Calgary to serve members in that region. The new office is located at 60 Tuscany Hills Close NW, Calgary, Alta T3L 2G7. Tel: 403-208-9583, fax: 403-208-9584.
New leaders at CTMA
Ed Glover of Harbour Advanced Machining Ltd. (Windsor, Ont.) has been elected president of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association. He has served the association for many years, and been involved with the Apprenticeship Reform Committee, Training Tax Credit Committee and the Industrial Committee (formerly Provincial Advisory Committee) for the Precision Machining and Tooling Sector.
Also added to the CTMA’s board of directors are Jamie Bowman of J.P. Bowman Ltd. (Brantford, Ont.) and Horst Just of H.J. Machine & Pattern Ltd. (Waterloo, Ont.).
Louis Papp has been appointed to the newly created position of executive director of the association. Louis has extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, and as a consultant in trade and manufacturing issues.
With CTMA he well be responsible for representing the association nationally and internationally with allied associations, government representatives, industry contacts and the public. Membership growth, marketing, development of policy papers and trade show participation are also in his portfolio.
Julie McFarlane has been promoted to office manager, responsible for running the CTMA office, and planning and organizing national events and activities.