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AirBoss expanding Kitchener plant

via Waterloo Region Record KITCHENER — AirBoss of America Corp. is expanding its capabilities at its Kitchener rubber compounding plant. The company, headquartered in Newmarket, said it is expanding producting in its one million-square-foot plant on Glasgow Street by adding a dedicated white and colour mixing line. In a news release, the company said the new line [...]

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Electric vehicle technology firm moving into Catalyst137

FleetCarma plans to grow from 50 to 150 employees by Terry Pender via Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — Electric vehicle technology company FleetCarma is moving into bigger offices at Catalyst137 early next year and plans to hire 100 new employees. “We are excited about the move,” said Eric Schmidt, the company’s marketing manager. “We need more [...]

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Employers Should Be Hiring More Part-time Employees

 Findings from our recent Manufacturing Quits Study show that job seekers were looking for options in employment including the option to work part-time. This study consulted manufacturing employees, employers and people who had recently left manufacturing jobs. During consultations employers and their current employees often raised the fact that co-workers were often missing days and [...]

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Waterloo Brewing signs agreement with Triani Beverages to relaunch Seagram Coolers in Quebec

KITCHENER, Ontario, Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Waterloo Brewing, the trade name of Brick Brewing Co. Limited (“Brick” or the “Company”) (TSX: BRB) today announced a licensing agreement with Triani Beverages for the production, distribution and sales of Seagram cooler products in the province of Quebec. “We are delighted to partner with Triani to [...]

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Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Once biometrics scans are installed at 40 U.S. Hertz locations next year, Hertz customers should be able to bypass counters when picking up rental cars via Canadian Manufacturing Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many [...]

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Rubber workers’ claims to be reviewed

WSIB chair Elizabeth Witmer ‘very concerned’ about former employees from Kitchener’s rubber industry by Greg Mercer   |   via Waterloo Region Record KITCHENER — The chair of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is ordering the provincial agency to review hundreds of denied claims from rubber workers who believe their jobs made them sick. The review [...]

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China pressures U.S., Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, was detained on Dec. 1 while changing planes in Vancouver; she is accused of helping her firm evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran via Canadian Manufacturing BEIJING—China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume Monday [...]

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Huck Glove development is marriage between old and new

Search is on for tenants to anchor office building that incorporates historic factory by Terry Pender via Waterloo Region Record KITCHENER — Architect Matt Bolen is combining two buildings — an old factory and a new glass-walled office — in a project that reflects the changes happening around the downtown. All of the approvals and [...]

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Waterloo Region unemployment rate slips to 5.1 per cent

via Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — Waterloo Region’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 per cent last month from 5.2 per cent in October. There were 16,100 people who were unemployed and looking for work in the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo census metropolitan area, down from 16,300 in October, Statistics Canada said Friday. The number of people [...]

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City of Waterloo maintaining positive outlook on Hoerbiger plant closure

According to the city, Waterloo has a plethora of manufacturing jobs available for laid off workers via Last week, workers at the Hoerbiger plant got the bad news that they will cease operations in 2019. This just a couple days after GM announced they will close operations in Oshawa. Justin McFadden, the Director of [...]

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