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Polycorp at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2021

6/1/2021

Join us at MINExpo in Las Vegas, NV September 13-15, 2021.

The latest cutting-edge equipment, innovations, services and technologies take your operations to a new level and fuel your long-term growth, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL only happens every four years, in this case, five.  The largest mining event covering the entire industry - exploration, mine development, open pit, underground mining, processing, safety, environmental improvement and more.

Get a firsthand look at new products, comprehensive services and integrated solutions offered by Polycorp's Mining and Protective Linings divisions.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Polycorp Ltd. Celebrates 25 Years

5/31/2021

Polycorp Ltd. is a privately owned, Canadian company that was established in 1996, when its founder, owner, and CEO, Peter Snucins, purchased the intellectual property and assets of B.F. Goodrich Engineering Products Canada, which had been located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario since 1922.  Mr. Snucins dismantled the Kitchener plant, moved select assets and a few personnel to a state of the art manufacturing facility that he established in nearby Elora, Ontario.

In 2002, Polycorp purchased the Polymerics line of protective linings in Detroit Michigan, subsequently moving and integrating it with the Elora operation, reuniting two former B.F. Goodrich operations.  This gave Polycorp the largest catalogue of rubber protective linings and associated formulations in North America, together with over 700 combined years of rubber experience.

From only a handful of employees in 1996, Polycorp has grown to over 220 employees and extensive sales agent network serving customers worldwide, exporting to over 50 countries.  Heavy emphasis on intellectual property has resulted in 41 patents and 15 patents pending.

Polycorp has built a reputation as a global market leader in three distinct areas: Mining; Protective Linings; and Rail.  The commonality of these products is the use of polymer based materials, primarily rubber, recently polyurethane, for abrasion, impact, noise, contamination and/or corrosion protection.

Polycorp held a 25th Anniversary Logo Competition among its employees and their families, with the winner to be announced in early June.

 

Polycorp Ltd. recognized as a 2021 Winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club

5/5/2021

Polycorp Ltd. is proud to have been recognized as a 2021 winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation since 2011.

The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million, demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities, innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.  Now in its 28th year, Canada's Best Managed Companies remains one of the country's leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices.  Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges.  2021 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) enabling a remote workforce, making employee health a top priority, acting with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility, and a significantly heightened focus on cash flow.

"CIBC is especially proud to celebrate and recognize the winners of Canada's Best Managed Companies in what has been a very challenging year," said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking.  "These companies had to make tough decisions, adapt quickly to a new environment and most importantly, continue to innovate and invest for the future."

Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.  For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompaies.ca.

 

See more information in the attached Press Release:

20210505_Press_Release_Polycorp_Platinum.pdf

Polycorp is Proud to Support the New Groves Hospital Project - Editorial

6/15/2020

Polycorp makes funds for initial pledge of $50,000 immediately available to the New Groves Hospital.  Members of our community, and our employees will benefit.

MPP Ted Arnott and Mayor Kelly Linton joined the President & CEO of Polycorp for a cheque presentation to the Groves Hospital Foundation at the end of May.

Polycorp Ltd. donates $50,000 to the New Groves Hospital

5/21/2020

Polycorp hosted a "physically distant", video streamed, cheque presentation, for our $50,000 gift to the New Groves Hospital.  The presentation was attended by Mayor Kelly Linton; MPP Ted Arnott; Peter Snucins, President & CEO of Polycorp Ltd.; Lori Arsenault, Executive Director of the Groves Hospital Foundation; and Cindy Lindsay, Board Chair of Groves Hospital Foundation. The Treatment Area in the Ambulatory Care Centre at the New Groves Hospital will be named Polycorp Ltd. 

Details of the gift are in the attached Press Release.

Polycorp Ltd. Press Release - Final.pdf

Polycorp Ltd. Platinum Club Winner of the 2020 Canada's Best Managed Companies Program

3/9/2020

Polycorp Ltd. is proud to have been recognized as a 2020 Platinum Club Winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies.

Since having been selected as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2011, Polycorp has requalified every year since, achieving the highest honour, Platinum Club status, in 2018, 2019, and now in 2020.

Canada's Best Managed Companies is Canada's leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies.  Each year hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation.

For further information, see attached Press Release.

20200309 Press Release Polycorp Received Canadas Best Managed Platinum Designation 2020.pdf

Polycorp at the MineXchange 2020 SME Annual Conference and Expo - February 23-26, 2020

2/21/2020

 

Join us at the MineXchange 2020 SME Annual Conference and Expo February 23-26, 2020 in Phoenix Arizona.  The only conference dedicated to all disciplines of mining engineering.  Featuring a wide variety of technical sessions and speakers.

Get a firsthand look at new Polycorp products, comprehensive services and integrated solutions offered by Polycorp's Mining and Protective Linings divisions.

Please visit us at Booth #1030

CRU Phosphates 2020 Conference - March 8-10, 2020 - Cancelled

3/6/2020

CRU Phosphates 2020 in Paris, France from March 8-10, 2020 has been cancelled by conference organizers due to the evolving global situation of Covid-19.  The annual conference regularly attracts an audience of 400+ delegates from 40+ countries from across the global phosphates supply chain.  Exploring the supply, demand and technical dynamics shaping the global phosphate industry.

Updates will be provided when new conference dates are announced.

With over 120 material formulations produced from natural and synthetic rubbers Polycorp Ltd. has the right material for your specific application available for your corrosion and abrasion needs. 

Polycorp products are used around the world to protect tanks, pipes and process equipment in various industries, including the phosphoric acid and fertilizer industries.


Polycorp Ltd. Proud Sponsor of Southern Ontario Amazing Race 2020

2/13/2020

 

Polycorp Ltd. is a proud sponsor of the Southern Ontario Amazing Race (SOAR) 2020

SOAR raises funds for the Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington. The race takes place the first weekend of June.  For more information visit: www.therace.ca

 

Polycorp Certified ISO 9001:2015

7/24/2019

Polycorp Ltd. has been successfully certified with the latest revision of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

 

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognized as the world's leading quality management standard.

Polycorp-Corporate--ISO-Certificate.pdf

Polycorp hoping to solve train-track cycling hazard with 'shallow flangeway'

10/8/2019

Matt Bigger, Director of Polycorp’s Rail Division engineered products group, said the company is on the verge of testing its new “shallow flangeway” with partners such as CN and Metrolinx, and he believes crossings like the one in uptown along the Spur Line Trail would be ideal for piloting the product that’s intended to prevent the wheels of bicycles and other mobility devices from getting stuck in the tracks.

Read the article: https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9634467-dangerous-spur-line-trail-can-be-fixed-with-new-technology-says-local-company/

 

Polycorp at the 2019 SAG Conference Vancouver, BC September 22-26

9/16/2019

Join us in Vancouver from September 22 to 26, 2019 at the premier global event for Semi-Autogenous and High Pressure Grinding Technology.

The SAG Conference event brings together all those engaged in the field of autogenous, semi-autogenous and HPGR grinding in the industrial and metalliferous mineral industries. SAG 2019 conference theme (R)EVOLUTION reflects incremental and step change improvements in SAG and HPGR technology.

Polycorp’s paper “Three-dimensional Discrete Element Simulation of Material Flow in the Pulp Lifters of Semi-Autogenous mill: two case studies” will be available at the SAG Poster Session.

Visit us at Booth #32 (The Kitsilano Room).

POLYCORP TECHNICAL SEMINAR

6/4/2019

Agenda:

  • Rubber Lining Manufacturing Technology
  • Rubber Compounding and Formulation
  • Quality Testing and Inspection
  • Material Testing and Chemical Compatibility
  • Plant Tour

Special Guest Speaker:

Ana Barbur, Akron Rubber Development Lab

Cost: Free

***Limited number of seats***

For further information or to secure your spot at the Seminar, please contact:

Tom Shewfelt, Protective Linings Division Manager tshewfelt@poly-corp.com

Polycorp Ltd. Platinum Club Winner of the 2019 Canada's Best Managed Companies Program

3/7/2019

Polycorp Ltd. is proud to have been recognized as a 2019 Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

Since having been selected as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2011, Polycorp has requalified every year since, achieving the Platinum Club status in 2018 and requalifying in 2019.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation.

“This year’s Best Managed winners are a testament to the success found when businesses invest in talent, innovate intentionally, and think long-term,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

“Companies that earn Platinum Club status, exemplify exceptional vision and leadership and a sustained commitment to growth and innovation,” added Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies


Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club members (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

Polycorp Ltd. Sponsors The Big Dig - Phoenix AZ

11/3/2018

The Polycorp Transportation Division was a sponsor of the 2018 American Cancer Society’s “Big Dig” in the Phoenix Arizona desert, providing children with cancer the opportunity to use heavy earth moving equipment. The young cancer patients and their families put on their hard hats and experienced a day in the life of a construction worker.