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Detroit Manufacturing Systems gets cash infusion for expansion
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Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC received $8 million in funding to expand contracts in Detroit and purchase equipment for its soon-to-open plant in Toledo.Baton Rouge, La.-based Stonehenge...
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China: post-industrial scrap imports OK
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China will still allow imports of some grades of post-industrial plastic scrap next year, even as it moves ahead with a larger ban on imported waste that's shaking up the recycling industry. Five...
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Multifunctional rotomolded wheelbarrow vies for major award
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Melbourne, Australia — Two enterprising university students are vying for a major award with their design for a plastic wheelbarrow that doubles as a boat and a vendor cart. Lachlan Meadows...
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Canada documenting impact of China's plastic waste ban
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The Canadian Plastic Industry Association has begun documenting market options for Canadian companies that have been exporting waste plastics to China. As much as 21 percent of recovered plastics...
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dlhBowles opens assembly plant in Mexico, closing Ohio plant
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Automotive supplier dlhBowles has opened a 280,000-square-foot assembly plant in Reynosa, Mexico. “That was a greenfield facility that we built from the ground up,” said CEO John Saxon....
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Porsche rolling out carbon fiber wheels
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Sports car specialist Porsche is bringing an all-carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic wheel to the market, saying it will be the first global automaker to offer the CFRP wheel when it debuts in early...
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Worker killed at Alabama plant
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A 45-year-old woman is dead as a result of an industrial accident at a plastics facility in Helena, Ala. Eva Saenz, 45, of Alabaster, was working at ABC Polymer Industries LLC when the accident...
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Molders Choice moves to new Ohio location
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Solon, Ohio — Molders Choice Inc., which provides supplies to the injection molding industry, is relocating from Parma, Ohio, to Solon, doubling its warehouse space. "This allows us to...
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Trump ends manufacturing jobs council after 8 resign
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Roughly 30 minutes after Inge Thulin, 3M's chairman, president and CEO, announced on Twitter that he would step down from the Jobs Manufacturing Initiative, President Trump said he would dissolve...
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Erema plans US open house to show off recycling technology
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Recycling is making global headlines this year, and that's good news for the leading player in the plastics recycling equipment market, Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH. The...
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Published on January 7, 2014 Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 – North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Charts and graphs outline forecast GDP growth, retail sales trends, consumer price index, steel production from 2005 to 2012, and top steel producing and consuming nations in 2012.

We review 25 leading mold and toolmakers, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing and production outlook.

Our experts also provide perspectives from the following industry thought leaders regarding industry trends, threats to business and growth prospects:

  • Jeffrey Barhoff, New Business Development, Rexam

Mold Manufacturing

  • Laurie Harbour, President and CEO, Harbour

Results Inc.

  • Roger Klouda, President, MSI Mold Builders Inc.
  • Craig Porter, President and Owner, PlastiCert Inc.

These companies are profiled:

  • Integrity Tool & Mold Inc.
  • Concours Mold Inc.
  • Active Burgess Mould & Design
  • Omega Tool Corp.
  • H.S. Die & Engineering Co.
  • Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering Inc.
  • Proper Group International Inc.
  • Triangle Tool Corp.
  • NyproMold Inc.
  • Prospect Mold and Die Co.
  • StackTeck Systems Inc.
  • Strohwig Industries Inc.
  • MGS Mfg. Group Inc.
  • R&D/Leverage
  • MSI Mold Builders Inc.
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
  • Delta Tooling Co.
  • Unique Tool & Gauge Inc.
  • Pyramid Mold & Tool
  • Aalbers Tool & Mold Inc.
  • Model Die & Mold Inc.
  • Rexam Mold Manufacturing

The following tables are included in the report:

  • Consumer Price Index 2000-2013
  • Retail Sales Growth 2000-2013
  • Real Retail Sales
  • U.S. Real GDP
  • North American GDP 2012-2017
  • Crude Steel Production
  • Per Capital Steel Use
  • Top 10 Steel Producers
  • Top Steel Users
  • Profiled Company Sales

Statistical data contained in this report is compiled by primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by Plastics News' team of experts.

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