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Canada’s trade deficit increased to $3.4 billion in August: StatsCan

The trade surplus with the U.S. narrowed to $2.3 billion in August, StatsCan said, but the country's trade deficit with countries other than the U.S. slipped to $5.7 billion.

Tooling supplier J.P. Bowman launches $7 million expansion

The Brantford, Ont.-based company, which makes tooling and dies for carmakers such as BMW, Volkswagen, GM, Ford and Chrysler, plans to buy new equipment, add new products, and hire 16 new workers as part of the project.

Toronto plastics packaging supplier, supervisor, fined for workplace accident

The worker suffered a permanent injury after being crushed between a forklift and a structural steel column at Regency Plastics in April 2106.

Recycling associations create global partnership to harmonize testing

Called the Global Plastics Outreach Alliance, the coalition is designed to harmonize global testing protocols related to plastics recycling.
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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

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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Waste & Recycling Expo Canada

October 25-26, 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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