This past spring the U.S. economy marked the fifth anniversary of the current economic expansion. I choose to use the word “marked” rather than “celebrated” here because the pace of growth in the economy during the past five years has been frustratingly lackluster. To be sure, slow growth is better than negative growth, and five years is a respectable length of time for a period of economic recovery. But unless you are one of the lucky few in the extreme upper income bracket, this past five years has probably not been excessively comfortable.
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
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.
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