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Greenleaf uses structured approaches to meet team, business goals
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According to CEO Lawrence Segrest, No. 11 Greenleaf Industries Inc. was built around the four disciplines of execution, also known as 4DX, which is a methodological way to approach goals and make...
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04-21-2017
India's Jain buys two California irrigation firms
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The U.S. subsidiary of Jain Irrigation System Ltd. (JISL), which is headquartered in Jalgoan, India, has agreed to acquire a stake of two micro-irrigation dealers in California that are merging...
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04-21-2017
Most commodity resins move up in March
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North American commodity resins continued their early-year price surge in March, with regional prices for polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and PVC all increasing. The 3-cent PE price hike...
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04-21-2017
'You're never left out on a limb' at KraussMaffei
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KraussMaffei Corp., which debuts at No. 9 on the Best Places to Work list for 2017, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Since its founding in 1966, the U.S. subsidiary of KraussMaffei Group ...
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04-21-2017
Team-bonding activities build strength of Techmer group
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Every other year, around 100 Techmer PM LLC employees gather for the weeklong national meeting to gauge the state of the company and partake in team-building and communication exercises. During...
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04-21-2017
Why employees stay at the Best Places to Work
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If you want to make your company a great place to work, how about starting by developing a corporate culture and listening to employees? If you really want to go the extra mile, how about picking...
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04-21-2017
CMD seeks growth from innovative team, technology
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CMD Corp., making its third appearance on the Best Places to Work list, seeks to emphasize innovation — not just in its technology, but also in its 150-plus employees. "We believe that...
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04-21-2017
CarbonLite buys thermoformer PinnPack
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PET recycler CarbonLite Holdings LLC has made a downstream investment by acquiring thermoformer PinnPack Packaging for an undisclosed price. The deal was announced April 20 by FocalPoint Partners, ...
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04-21-2017
PCI utilizes personality profile for hiring perfect fit
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At Plastic Components Inc., its current cohesive team was developed through implementation of a hiring and management software called Culture Index. The software makes hiring, motivating and...
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04-20-2017
'Procompers' live by work hard, play hard philosophy
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At Progressive Components Inc., ranked No. 2 and based in Wauconda, Ill., the average tenure of current employees is nine years. And 42 percent of "Procompers," the term co-owner and Chairman Don...
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04-20-2017
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Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
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    10-Apr-17 125 127 126
    13-Mar-17 119 121 120
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    10-Aug-15 111 113 112
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    17-Sep-12 117 119 118
    20-Aug-12 127 129 128
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    07-Nov-11 131 133 132
    13-Jun-11 141 143 142
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    28-Jun-10 115 117 116
    05-Apr-10 109 111 110
    01-Mar-10 99 101 100
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    10-Aug-09 91 93 92
    02-Feb-09 84 86 85
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    08-Dec-08 99 101 100
    17-Nov-08 114 116 115
    01-Sep-08 118 120 119
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    20-Aug-07 93 95 94
    19-Mar-07 90 92 91
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    04-Sep-06 100 102 101
    27-Feb-06 92 94 93
    30-Jan-06 96 98 97
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    19-Dec-05 100 102 101
    26-Sep-05 104 106 105
    29-Aug-05 100 102 101
    28-Mar-05 96 98 97
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    30-Aug-04 91 93 92
    16-Aug-04 77 79 78
    10-May-04 70 72 71
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    11-Nov-03 67 69 68
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    07-Oct-02 74 76 75
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    14-May-01 70 72 71
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    06-Mar-00 74 76 75
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    25-May-98 59 61 60
    16-Mar-98 65 67 66
    09-Mar-98 61 65 63
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    15-Dec-97 65 67 66
    06-Jan-97 70 72 71
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    25-Nov-96 75 78 76.5
    26-Aug-96 79 82 80.5
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