Trexel’s Braig named to Manufacturing Council

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: March 20, 2013 3:08 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Government & Legislation, Injection Molding, Machinery

WILMINGTON, MASS. — Steve Braig, president and CEO of Trexel Inc., has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce's 26-member Manufacturing Council.

The Manufacturing Council was established in 2004 to foster regular communication between the U,S. government and the manufacturing sector. It is directed by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.

Trexel, based in Wilmington, had led the development of the MuCell microcellular foaming technology.

"I will have an opportunity to represent the interests of the plastics industry on the council and speak to the issues that are important to our industry, including workforce development, access to cheap energy and free-trade agreements, among others," Braig said.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced Braig's appointment to the Manufacturing Council on March 14. He was nominated as a candidate last November.

Braig also serves on the executive board of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. of Washington.

A native of Switzerland, Braig joined Trexel in 2010. Before that, he was CEO of Engel North America, the supplier of injection molding machines in York, Pa.


Comments

Trexel’s Braig named to Manufacturing Council

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: March 20, 2013 3:08 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Gear pump maker Witte expands in Germany and USA

July 25, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Witte Pumps & Technology GmbH, the German maker of gear pumps for extrusion, has moved into a new headquarters factory in the Hamburg area, and the...    More

Image

Columbine Plastics moving to new Colorado site

July 25, 2014 11:38 am ET

Custom injection molder Columbine Plastics Corp. plans to move from Boulder, Colo., to the Colorado Technical Center in Louisville, Colo.    More

Image

Metals and plastics company NN to buy Autocam in $300 million deal

July 25, 2014 10:07 am ET

A Tennessee metals and plastics company said it has agreed to acquire auto parts supplier Autocam Corp. in a deal valued at $300 million.    More

Image

Chinese auto suppliers growing in US

July 24, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Two China-based automotive suppliers are expanding in the U.S., according to information released by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.    More

Image

Injection molder, recycler Polyvulc USA puts itself up for sale

July 24, 2014 12:41 pm ET

Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, founders of Polyvulc USA Inc. and its subsidiaries Polyvulc Tire Recycling Llc and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling LLC, a...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recyclers Data Report & Directory

This exclusive MS Excel database contains all the companies from Plastics News' ranking of top North American Recyclers and Brokers by reprocessed volume and also includes a directory with materials processes, services offered and company contact information. Data is based on primary research by PN editorial staff.

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

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

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