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Rail Strikes, Floods, and Tougher Regulations Challenge Chemical Sector

2:52 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

Canadian chemical manufacturers and distributors have faced some difficult challenges in the last year, including several rail strikes, flooding in British Columbia, and tougher environmental and transportation regulations. Despite the strong economy, the fast-appreciating Canadian dollar has added to the woes of chemical manufacturers and exporters, many of which do business with the U.S. For some years the economy has been quite strong. The downside is that the manufacturing sector, like most of the other G-7 countries, is declining and struggling in some...

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