CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO (Nov. 28, 3:40 p.m. ET) — Henry DeRocher, a pioneer in injection tooling who founded his own molding company at age 60, died Nov. 21 at age 93. He founded Automation Plastics Corp., an injection molder in Aurora, Ohio, in 1980.
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.