On November 12, 2019, BASF Canada and the CIAC welcomed the Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, to their Etobicoke North polyurethane production facility. The BASF Canada team demonstrated to Premier Ford their advanced polyurethane production processes and the variety of end-product applications that range from building pipe insulation to adhesives, office furniture, automotive products and footwear. BASF Canada is an anchor company that helps to make the chemistry sector Ontario’s third-largest manufacturing industry and a leader in sustainability by delivering results for the betterment of society, the environment, and the economy.
Bob Masterson, CIAC President and CEO, shared insights with Premier Ford into how the sector and can grow much larger if Ontario is able to attract its fair share of investment currently occurring in North America. CIAC and its members support the efforts of the Premier and his government to make Ontario a more competitive place to do business where the environment is preserved, and the economy prospers.
BASF and CIAC appreciate the Premier’s time and interest in supporting our chemistry sector in Ontario. Ontario needs more good chemistry!