July 9

Funding Available from CTMA for Introductory Trades Training

  • Do you need good machinist’s, tool makers, mould makers, CNC operators?
  • Do you find it difficult to find young people with a willing attitude and aptitude to become good employees?
  • Is training a new employees a big cost and a risky investment for your company?
  • Do you spend lots of time & effort recruiting young people with uncertain results?

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Partner with the CTMA on our Introductory Trades Training Program where you can receive:

  • selected candidates (youth 18 – 29 years old), who definitely have what it takes to work within our industry
  • training guidelines to assist you in teaching the selected youth on your shop floor
  • classroom training at the Valiant Training & Development Centre to give them the basics to be workplace-ready
  • coaching/mentoring over the entire 32 week program
  • $8000.00 in funding to support your training activities
  • access to other funding programs to help offset the wage costs of your new employee (approx. $6,800.00 per trainee)

Join your fellow Windsor-Essex region MTDM companies and help us make a difference in “Closing the Skilled Trades Gap” before the deadline of July 30

June 11

GOOD NEWS FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Canadian automakers posted record sales in May

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Read more here

 

December 5

INNOVATION DRIVING INTEGRATION: HUSKY ACQUIRES SCHOTTLI

Hot off the industry presses – two global leaders join forces, in a merger expected to close in early December.

Schottli, the Swiss global leader in medical and closure mold making has reached an agreement with its shareholders to join Husky Injection Molding Systems’s extensive sales and service network, in order to better support a global customer base.

Learn more about this merger at: Plastics Today

December 5

THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING: THE RAPID RISE OF “REMANUFACTURING” AND REPATRIATION

This article caught our eye ­ an insightful overview of the winds of change shaping the future of manufacturing. The PVD &CMC team prides itself on our ability to provide specialized technical services to reuse and extend life cycle of industry parts. Reshoring, remanufacturing, greater service provision, education and training, nanoparticles, 3D printing, etc. are realities affecting the way industries worldwide are doing business. We are excited for what is to come…

See what we’re talking about HERE

December 5

K SHOW 2013 DRAWS A TOP NOTCH INTERNATIONAL CROWD

CEO Natalia Stephen was one of the 218,000 visitors from over 120 countries at the K 2013 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany. The K show – which ran from October 16 to 23 – also featured 3,200 exhibitors from the ranks of raw material producers, processors, and machinery producers. Some 8,100 visitors were registered from the U.S. and Canada ­ 1,300 more than at K 2010.

For the latest and the greatest in innovations featured at the trade fair, please visit K-tradefair

December 5

THE NEW CANADA ­ EU TRADE AGREEMENT: “THE WAYNE GRETZKY OF TRADE DEALS”

According to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the new Comprehensive Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) is the “biggest deal our country has ever made” – and some of Canada’s largest manufacturing associations agree.

Canadian economic analysts agree the CETA pact between Canada and the 500­million strong EU market is the most ambitious Canada has even attempted – larger even than NAFTA in scope – since it encompasses virtually every facet of economic activity.

Canadian Head of Mission in Dusseldorf, Mr. Leslie Thomas Reissner, announces the Canada – EU Trade Agreement at K Show 2013 Canada Night event, organized by The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Canadian Consulate in Dusseldorf.

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the country’s largest trade and industry association, is also singing CETA’s praises. “This is the Wayne Gretzky of trade deals,” said CME president and CEO Jayson Myers. “This landmark agreement gives Canada a competitive advantage over other leading nations around the globe, providing us with preferential access to the world’s largest economy. CETA is our economic power play in the global arena.”

More CETA news HERE

December 5

DIESEL TRUCKS TO RUN ON PLASTIC BOTTLES?

Diesel-powered trucks could soon be running on energy obtained from your discarded soda bottles.

According to the Halifax Chronicle Herald, a newly created Nova Scotia firm plans to team up with a Montreal company to build a $15 million plastics-to-fuel plant that they say will be the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

Learn more HERE

December 5

OFF TO THE K-SHOW INDUSTRY RACES IN GERMANY!

PVD & CMC will be in Dusseldorf, Germany this week, at K-Show 2013. We look forward to sharing our newest DLC coating applications and bringing you the latest and the greatest innovations in intelligent plastics, sustainability and recycling in the weeks to come.

To learn more about our coatings, please visit PVD Advanced Technologies Inc.

More information about CPIA

K-Show 2013

December 5

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT ELECTROLESS NICKEL PLATING?

Natalia Stephen, President of Compound Metal Coatings Inc. and CEO of PVD Advanced Technology Inc., discusses coatings with Jim Anderton, Editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine:

“Most of our coatings are electroless nickel. We have various processes within electroless nickel, with different phosphorus levels and brightness. We co-deposit phosphorus and depending on the content, the coating properties changes both wear and corrosion resistance.”

Read more…