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The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s 2014 Chairman and Merit award winners announced

October 22 2014

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) announced the recipients of the 2014 Chairman’s and Merit Awards today.               

“The hard work of these individuals, and many others like them, is what makes CIAC the well respected association it is today,” says Richard Paton, CIAC’s President and CEO.  “Our members’ commitment to the growth and competitiveness of a safe and reliable chemistry industry in Canada is admirable and we are pleased to be able to recognize the outstanding work of this year’s winners.”

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Right now, Canada faces an incredible opportunity to grow and diversify its economy.
North American oil and gas production, pipeline and other infrastructure projects, and the growth of value-added industries related to resource development, could vastly change the Canadian economy over the next twenty years. That growth could span many sectors – including the chemistry industry – bringing stable, high-paying jobs along with it.

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