Senators visit machinery firms

Published: September 14, 2012 6:00 am ET

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) at Absolute Machinery Corp. in Worcester, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Absolute Haitian Corp.)

Related to this story

Topics Machinery

AKRON, OHIO (Sept. 14, 3:40 p.m. ET) — U.S. Senators Scott Brown and Richard Blumenthal recently made separate visits to plastics machinery firms.

Brown (R-Mass.) visited the Worcester, Mass., headquarters of machinery supplier Absolute Machinery Corp., Absolute Haitian Corp., Absolute Green Energy Corp. on Sept. 6 in Worcester.

Brown toured the company’s two manufacturing and warehouse facilities to speak to employees, invited guests and representatives of several area small businesses.

Co-owner Nate Smith said the visit came together “very quickly,” as the senator’s staff first contacted the company two days before. “They were looking for a success story and we were proud to be chosen from over 500 companies in the area as the site for Sen. Brown’s visit to Central Massachusetts. Although it was short notice, more than 30 companies, many of whom are our suppliers and vendors, had the chance to hear from Sen. Brown.”

Brown was accompanied by Konstantina Lukes, Worcester city councilor and former Democratic mayor, who supports the Republican’s reelection.

Brown and Lukes both emphasized bipartisan action to support manufacturing and job growth in the region.

The event took place in Absolute’s technical center, where a Haitian Mars 1200 injection press, imported from China, was molding parts.

 In Connecticut, Senator Blumenthal (D-Conn.) visited Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.’s Torrington-based operations on Aug. 17. During the tour, Blumenthal received a detailed overview of Wittmann Battenfeld’s operations and was briefed on the firm’s consistent job growth as a Connecticut manufacturer, according to a news release from the company.

During the visit, Blumenthal collaborated with Wittmann Battenfeld on potential ways in which his office could further assist in the firm’s plans, the release said. Those plans including plant expansion, a new CRM system, a VOIP phone system, and improvement of their national service network.


Comments

Senators visit machinery firms

Published: September 14, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Trade group lists China's top plastics machinery manufacturers

August 15, 2014 9:58 am ET

The China Plastic Machine Industry Association has unveiled its latest rankings of the top 25 plastics machinery suppliers in China as well as...    More

Image

Wittmann Battenfeld adding machining center in Austria

August 15, 2014 9:42 am ET

Austrian injection molding and auxiliary equipment machinery company Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH is already increasing capacity of the new assembly hall ...    More

Image

Euromap designs machine energy efficiency label

August 15, 2014 9:38 am ET

A European trade group has designed a new standardized label that shows the energy efficiency class of plastics processing machinery.    More

Image

Italian machinery companies combine forces to market in North America

August 14, 2014 2:48 pm ET

A trio of Italian plastic machinery companies has formed a network and is retaining Alliance Automation LLC to market their products in the United...    More

Image

Jinming licenses Dow PVDC technology

August 11, 2014 3:18 pm ET

Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co. Ltd. said it is poised to becoming the first Chinese machinery manufacturer to master polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) p...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events