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Chemical company’s response to water worries: Silence

Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with a pollution problem in North Carolina is following a different model: don’t apologize, don’t explain.

Eurozone PMI shows faster manufacturing output growth, hiring at a peak

The eurozone economy is showing signs of picking up momentum in the fourth quarter, with multi-year highs seen for all main indicators of output, demand, employment and inflation in November, according to IHS Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s pro pipeline tour well received in Calgary

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took her pro-pipeline tour to the heart of the energy industry in Calgary last Friday where she urged business leaders not to let up on the message that Canada’s climate progress depends on pipeline progress.

Unifor seeks leave to challenge Suncor random drug test ruling at Supreme Court

A union that represents 3,000 workers at Suncor Energy’s oilsands operations in northeast Alberta wants to take the issue of random workplace drug testing to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Canadian operating profits top $100 billion thanks to financial sector strength

Statistics Canada says strong performance in the financial sector drove Canadian corporate operating profits to just over $100 billion in the third quarter, up 17.2 per cent from the same period last year.
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Cascades launches a transportation electrification program

Cascades launched a pilot transportation electrification project for its employees. To encourage them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by acquiring an electric vehicle, the company has installed twenty-two 240‑V charging stations and one 480‑V fast charging station at its various plants in Kingsey Falls, Que. Cascades is offering a $2,000 financial incentive for employees who acquire an electric vehicle in the next year. » Read More

PEMAC GTA Chapter meeting and plant tours

Date: November 29, 2017
Location: Courtice, ON
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16th Annual Shutdowns Turnarounds Superconference

Date: December 5 - 6, 2017
Location: Calgary, AB
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International Maintenance Conference, IMC-2017

Date: December 11 - December 15, 2017
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida
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