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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks backby Canadian Plastics
In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.
Almost 300,000 unfilled jobs, many of them in manufacturing: CFIBby Canadian Plastics
There are almost 300,000 unfilled private sector jobs out there and manufacturing is among the sectors with the highest number of vacancies, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Canadian Plastics Sector Council officially shuts downby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastic Sector Council (CPSC) officially closed its doors on March 31.
Petroleum HR Council of Canada to merge with Enformby Canadian Plastics
The Petroleum HR Council of Canada is being acquired by not-for-profit safety organization Enform Canada.
New report on human resources and Canada’s plastics industry identifies problems aheadby Canadian Plastics
Canada’s plastics industry suffered employment losses during the Great Recession that cut deeply into leadership, assets, skills, and supporting infrastructure, and there’s little indication they’ll come back even as the industry enjoys a…
PolyOne names new president of new divisionby Canadian Plastics
Polymer manufacturer PolyOne Corporation has named a new president to head a new division.
William Murray named new president of Teknor Apexby Canadian Plastics
Custom compounder Teknor Apex has appointed William J. Murray as its new president.
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.
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 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.
Ontario injection molder gets $3 million in provincial fundingby Canadian Plastics
A plastics manufacturer in Mississauga has received funding from the Ontario provincial government to develop new, innovative technology that will make it more competitive and create 27 new jobs and support 26 existing positions.