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Dielectric expands capability range with acquisition of Centerline Machine


January 22, 2015 4:00 pm ET

Dielectric Corp. of Menominee Falls, Wis., is expanding its ability to machine a wide range of materials and sizes with the acquisition of Centerline Machine Inc. of nearby Waupaca, Wis.

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Recycling Partnership coalition kicks off its initial curbside project


January 22, 2015 3:51 pm ET

The Recycling Partnership's inaugural effort to boost curbside recycling around the country kicked off this week in Columbia, S.C.

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Drop in oil leads to resin pricing plunge


January 22, 2015 3:16 pm ET

In most Decembers, resin makers try to focus on the holidays and on spending time with their families. This improves their mental well-being and also takes their minds off of the fact that their markets usually get clobbered on the pricing front in...

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Top talent trends of 2015 taking shape


January 22, 2015 3:07 pm ET

What will be the top talent trends in the plastics workplace in 2015?

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ACC's 'Roadmap' gaining traction


January 22, 2015 1:56 pm ET

Nearly a year into the launch of the latest effort to promote greater use of plastics in automotive applications, a trade group behind the push says the plan is taking hold.

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Auto supplier Cooper-Standard to trim operations in Europe


January 22, 2015 11:08 am ET

Novi, Mich.-based Cooper-Sandard Holdings Inc. said Jan. 21 it plans to consolidate its operations in Europe, including reducing manufacturing in France and Germany and moving some production to Eastern Europe.

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Delia to take over as CEO at Amcor


January 22, 2015 10:27 am ET

There will be a leadership change at the helm of Australian packaging company Amcor Ltd. starting in July.

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Parker Hannifin names new CEO, COO


January 22, 2015 10:01 am ET

Parker Hannifin Corp. is getting a new CEO and a new chief operating officer.

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Canada's Soucy Group unveils rubber, plastic bar for mining applications


January 22, 2015 9:49 am ET

After two years of testing, Soucy Group subsidiary Soucy Plastiques has unveiled a heavy duty impact bar for use in mining applications that it claims will help cut down on operations and maintenance costs.

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Hyundai Mobis investing $24 million to expand in Slovakia


January 22, 2015 9:28 am ET

South Korean auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis has unveiled plans to invest about 21 million euros ($24.1 million) to modernize and expand the output capacity of its production facility in Gbeľany, in Slovakia's northern part.

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