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Skills Mismatch Must Be Addressed

Submitted by Linda Franklin, President and CEO of Colleges Ontario and Ian Howcroft, Vice President (Ontario division) of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. If Ontario is to have any serious hope of creating good job opportunities for young people, we must focus on the skills mismatch. The skills gap—the gulf between the skills and credentials held by many job-seekers and the qualifications sought by employers—is a serious obstacle for people who are unemployed or underemployed, particularly young people. Many of the good jobs that are available can’t be filled because the people seeking work don’t have the right education and skills.

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Eco-Tec Expanding Facility To Meet Large-Scale Demand

Eco-Tec Inc., global supplier of industrial water treatment and chemical recovery systems, is adding a significant expansion to its manufacturing facility. The addition is in response to growing orders for large-scale equipment from worldwide clients in the oil & gas, power generation, and metal finishing/refining industries. 

Eco-Tec officially issued a contract on July 16, 2013, to add approximately 17,000 square feet (1,580 square meters) of state-of-the-art production space to its current 32,080-square-foot (2,980-square-meter) facility. “This expansion will allow us to become an even stronger leader in the marketplace and give us the ability to provide larger-scale products that will meet growing demand,” said Dr. Phillip (Rocky) Simmons, Eco-Tec President and CEO. 

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Oshawa Company EHC Global Opens In China


On June 4th, 2013 EHC Global celebrated the Grand Opening ceremony of its new factory in Shanghai, China. Known as EHC High Tech Center (HTC), the factory represents a total area of over 10,000m² and is dedicated to the advancement of TPU handrail and belt technologies using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.  EHC Global Headquarters located in Oshawa, Canada is also expected to expand with the addition of new equipment. 

EHC Global President, Mr. Jeno Eppel explains, “We see this as a significant opportunity to double our global business over the next 3 years; this will create several new opportunities in our Oshawa facility R & D and Engineering departments, in addition to several opportunities for increasing our production staff.”

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