ADDISON, ILL. — Walter E. Hidding, who founded Blackhawk Molding Co. Inc. in 1949 and built the Addison-based company into a closure and packaging specialist, died at his residence in Agness, Ore., on March 18. He was 91.
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.