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The Bosnian businessman who shut down VW in Europe
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Nijaz Hastor began his career building Volkswagens in a factory in Slovenia. This month, he brought Volkswagen AG to its knees when he refused to back down on a contract dispute between the...
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08-29-2016
Signet Enterprises creates Alabama-based polymer company
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Akron, Ohio — Signet Enterprises LLC is expanding its reach in the business of infrastructure service applications with the creation of Creative Polymer Solutions (CPS) in Irondale, Ala. The ...
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08-26-2016
RPC site closure hits 250 workers in Germany
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RPC’s rigid packaging site in Pulheim, Germany, is set to shut after worker representatives failed to persuade the company to halt its closure plan. The facility employs approximately 250...
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08-26-2016
Do you believe in magic? One plastics executive says yes
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Plastics industry executive and professional magician Michael Smith is lobbying the U.S. House to declare magic as an art. During the June 21-22 Plastics Industry Fly-In event in the...
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08-26-2016
Taiwan equipment company Polystar invests $9 million in new facility
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Taipei, Taiwan — Taiwanese recycling equipment and blow film extrusion machine maker Polystar Machinery Co. Ltd. is spending $9 million to build a new factory that will increase its capacity ...
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08-26-2016
Huntsman adds machinery at Michigan
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The Woodlands, Texas — Huntsman Corp.’s Polyurethane Division is adding a honeycomb composite spray molding production cell at its Auburn Hills, Mich., technical center. Its new...
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08-26-2016
Cooper Standard opens new India headquarters
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Pune, India — Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. celebrated the opening of its new India headquarters and technical center in Pune on Aug. 26. The facility — relocated from its previous...
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08-26-2016
Plastipak expanding in Alabama
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Plastipak Packaging Inc. is adding two new lines to the company’s plastic bottle manufacturing facility in McCalla, Ala. The $10.4 million project will create at least five new jobs on top...
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08-26-2016
Distributor Weber & Schaer takes over Polymer Service
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Hamburg, Germany — Weber & Schaer GmbH & Co. KG is acquiring a majority stake in distributor Polymer Service PSG GmbH to advance its position in thermoplastics. The takeover will be...
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08-26-2016
Trading on a future in industrial hemp
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A pair of twentysomethings made their way to Chicago this year to start a trading platform for industrial hemp, a market they say traditional exchanges have overlooked. The two Massachusetts...
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08-25-2016
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All companies' fiscal years correspond to calendar-year 2015 unless otherwise noted.