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First Notice: Polykar starts plant build; June employment rise; VRCA gets ready for golf tourney

First Notice: Polykar starts plant build; June employment rise; VRCA gets ready for golf tourney

 

Polykar begins work on Edmonton manufacturing plant

Sustainable packaging manufacturer Polykar has broken ground on a new 50,000 square foot plant in Edmonton, Alta. The construction of the facility is the first phase of a $40 million investment in development and commercialization of flexible and compostable packaging. The plant is expected to be operational by 2022.

National employment rises slightly in June

Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for June was released this morning and revealed that employment rose by 231,000 (up 1.2 per cent) in June, following a cumulative decline of 275,000 over the previous two months. Employment growth was entirely in part-time work and concentrated among youth aged 15 to 24. After falling by 143,000 over the previous two months, full-time work saw little change.

VRCA opens golf tournament registration on July 15

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association is opening registration for its 2021 golf tournament on July 15. The tournament scheduled for Sept. 15 is the first in-person event held by the association since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. To add themselves to the notification list VRCA members can go to this link.

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