Plastics and Coatings
Almost 75% intend to invest in equipment this year, budgets from $50,000 to $5 million.
Orders for durable goods declined 5.7 per cent in March, after 4.3 per cent gain in previous month
To be used primarily to fill needs for high-skilled jobs temporarily, until businesses can train Canadians
Spring forecast says shipments will rebound to nine per cent this year, after disappointing gain in 2012
Preliminary version of monthly purchasing managers index declined to 50.5 from March's 51.6
Montreal firm helps global tech giant invent high-volume printer cartridge recycling process
StatsCan says decreases in five of seven subsectors, including machinery, equipment and supplies
Ryerson University professor says magnitude of story has sparked national conversation
Ten times costlier than pollution controls, yet yielding the same benefits
It extends temperature extremes of lightweight components
Scotiabank CEO Rick Waugh says Canadian firms need to seize on international opportunities now
According to agency, exports of motor vehicles, parts rose 5.6 per cent to $5.4-billion
Report left job creation in Canada in negative territory for first three months of year
Fraser Institute study says gap drops to nine per cent when unionization included in analysis
Places 13 out of 16 advanced economies: Conference Board of Canada.
Conference Board of Canada, BDC report says companies are looking for new markets
State has U.S.'s seventh-highest percentage of unionized workers; becomes 24th right-to-work state
Agency says sector's output expanded 1.2 per cent in January following 1.9 per cent December decline
Features several key programs aimed at giving manufacturing firms booster shot
Union says putting deficit reduction at top of priorities "a serious mistake"