DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has put a lot engineering into its EcoBoost line of engines, which promise improved efficiency from smaller engines. But that engineering will not draw customers if they don't like the sound of those engines. So Ford worked with a group of suppliers to develop a way to tune that sound.
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.