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Canadian manufacturing growth improves in September: report

Manufacturers are also more confident about the year ahead business outlook than at any time since April, the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' index report said.

Magna sweeps SPE Automotive Composites Conference awards

A carbon fiber subframe won for process innovation, a reclaimed carbon fiber body panel won for materials innovation, and both products tied for the People’s Choice award.

Plastics Industry Association likes Republican tax reform plan

In particular, the Association supports the plan's lower corporate tax rate, immediate expensing of capital investments, and the preservation of the research and development tax credit.

Name change for raw materials supplier

Alternative Rubber & Plastics Inc., an Amherst, N.Y.-based raw material supplier, has changed its name to ARP Materials.
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Terry Elliott: 2017 CPIA Leader of the Year

Terry Elliott has spent over 30 years in Canada’s plastics industry, rising from the chemistry lab to sales and management positions to his current job as president of Scepter, while doing enough volunteer work along the way to fill a second career. In both areas, he’s used his team management techniques to improve organizational health. But for all his strategizing, he didn’t see the Leader of the Year award coming. » Read More
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Sales rep goes the extra miles for Aoki

Jose Penaloza will rack up at least 20 trans-Pacific flights in 2017 as part of his push to increase Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki’s presence in Canada. That’s a lot of hang time, but it’s beginning to pay off. » Read More
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2017 AutoTech Symposium

October 4, 2017
Location: Waterloo, Ont.
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Fakuma 2017  

October 17-21, 2017
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
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Windsor Mold Expo

October 18, 2017
Location: Windsor, Ont.
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