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Sonoco ramping up production of plastic cans

Sonoco Products Co. is ramping up production of its new plastic can in anticipation of launching the container in hundreds of retail stores this fall.

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Women make up more than half of Goright's upper management team

Goright Plastics, Printing & Logistics LLC has a large contingent of women in management roles, making up more than half of upper management.

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Stotesbery molds the ultimate plastic wine glass

Kaycey Stotesbery says that her greatest achievement was to take a company from concept through funding, incorporation and setup, and start plastics production in less than four months.

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Architects eye new blueprint for vinyl siding

Vinyl siding keeps making strides in the market from fade-resistant colors to increased durability against hail and hurricanes to insulated rigid foam backings that offer energy efficiency. However, the performance improvements haven't done as much from a design perspective, so architects have taken little notice.

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Spiekerman-Vaughan gains new understanding of plastics

“It's one of the best materials that are out there, the least amount of energy and water use,” says Roxanne Spiekerman-Vaughan.

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Campbell Soup pushes further into pouches

“We are, by volume, a rigid packaging company. But every day we try to challenge that ... becoming more agnostic about the packaging that we use," says a Campbell's Soup Co. executive.

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Seeing is understanding for Williams

Karen Williams: “I like to go figure it out for myself first. … Because every plant has specific people that can help you get things done, and figuring out who you've got to talk to is half the problem sometimes.”

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Autonomy, flexibility equal career success for Wong

Jayne Wong, an engineer by training, said she was always interested in plastics and saw it as a chance to apply what she'd learned: “I wanted to be out in the plant.”

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Idaho and Washington molders merge

Accurate Molded Plastics of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Mold-Rite Inc. of Woodinville, Wash., merged under the new holding company Sound-Rite Plastics Inc.

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Ancos buys solid-stating assets from PolyQuest

Ancos has grown its polymer tolling business by acquiring solid-stating assets in Darlington, S.C., from PolyQuest Inc.

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RankCompanyTop recycling officialPlastics reprocessed volume
(millions lbs)
1 Waste Management Recycle America LLC Puneet Bhasin 580.8
Houston, TX, United States President
2 KW Plastics Recycling Scott Saunders 570
Troy, AL, United States General manager
3 B&B Plastics Inc. Bacilio Mejia 437.4
Rialto, CA, United States Vice President
4 Clean Tech Inc. Thomas Busard 285E
Dundee, MI, United States President
5 B. Schoenberg & Co. Inc. Matthew Kness 278.1
Yorktown, NY, United States Executive VP
6 Green Line Polymers Marc Askew 265
Waterloo, IA, United States VP procurement
7 Custom Polymers Inc. Eric Targgart 250.8
Charlotte, NC, United States Partner
8 Joe's Plastics Inc. Forrest Flaherty 220E
Los Angeles, CA, United States Sales manager
9 RJM International Inc. Jason Chen 204
Tustin, CA, United States President
10 Envision Plastics LLCa Mark Shafer 199E
Atlanta, GA, United States VP & GM

Originally published May 2, 2016, in Plastics News. Some data may have been updated.


(P)=Publicly Held        N.A.=Not available


Volumes represent most recent calendar or fiscal year.


* Midpoint of a company-provided range


** Company-provided estimate


E Plastics News and industry estimates. These figures were not provided by the company.


All information was provided by the companies, except where otherwise indicated.