Canadian Manufacturing

Guelph, Ont. polymer manufacturer investing $1.7M in plant expansion

HP Polymers will bring in new equipment and add five new positions at its Puslinch, Ont. facility


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PUSLINCH, Ont.—An Ontario manufacturer that makes polymers and resins for the automotive and aerospace coatings industries, as well as the ink and plastics sectors is launching an approximately $1.7 million expansion project at its plant just south of Guelph, Ont.

HP Polymers, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Whitford Corp., plans to use the funds buy new equipment to increase capacity and add to its product lineup.

“Our new state-of-the-art equipment will help produce higher quality products at an increased speed and capacity,” Michael Coates, the company’s managing director for North America, said in a statement. “This, with the new jobs the investment generates, will help take our company to the next level servicing our customers in Ontario and beyond.”

HP Polymers will invest nearly $1.5 million in the project, while the Ontario government will invest a further $257,200.

The project is expected to create five new jobs in Puslinch, Ont.

The polymer maker plans to wrap up work on the expansion by the end of 2021.


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