IPEX designs and manufactures one of the world’s most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems— pipe, valves, fittings, auxiliary components and tools—all engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today’s municipal, industrial, commercial and residential applications.
IPEX was formed in 1992 as a result of a merger between two organizations: Scepter and Canron. Canron was established in the 1800’s and Scepter in the early 1950s. Both were successful businesses and their merger created the leader in plastic piping systems. The organizations both had similar values and sought to maintain their strong customer focus while continuing to expand.
IPEX believes that the best way to continue their success is through their employees – and as a result the company has put an increased focus on developing their talent and ensuring that they have the skills needed both to not only do their current job, but jobs in the future.
Through their skills and training initiatives, IPEX is actively contributing to Ontario’s economy in a positive way. By investing in the development, engagement and productivity of their employees, IPEX is able to simultaneously grow their business and create jobs within the province.
About the Skills & Training Award:
The Skills and Training Award is awarded to a business whose skills and training initiatives best harness the talent of its people, embrace diversity, and support employee success.
What Ontario business leaders are saying about IPEX:
“IPEX’s strong focus on talent management is not only good for their employees, but good for their business as well. By fostering a culture that supports employee development, IPEX is setting up both their organization and their team for future success.”
– Allan O’Dette, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
“The Mississauga Board of Trade is proud to have IPEX Management Inc. as a member. Through the IPEX group of companies, they manage 2,000 employees and actively promote exceptional internal training coupled with external professional development. The IPEX corporate mission of Commitment to Excellence is personified through the companies HR mission statement, ‘Achieving Excellence Together’. The IPEX talent pool runs deep. This along with a senior management team that rewards dedication, loyalty and superior strategic initiatives, make IPEX a truly worthy nominee of the Ontario Business Achievement Award for Skills and Training.”
– David Wojcik, President and CEO of the Mississauga Board of Trade
“IPEX is successful because of our people. We have a very deep knowledge base, promote from within and exist for the customer. Our strong culture that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit within a process-oriented framework is a place where our talent thrives.”
– Joanne Rivard, Vice President of Human Resources at IPEX