News

  • 10/17/2018

    Quaker Window expanding in Missouri

    Quaker Window Products Co. will spend up to $65 million to expand operations to a location in Eldon, Mo., where it expects to create 300 jobs as various phases of a 100-acre site are developed over six to 10 years.

  • 10/17/2018

    Thermoformers search for a younger workforce

    Just like the rest of the manufacturing sector, thermoformers are scrambling to attract young people, in the face of low unemployment and the lingering perception by many that manufacturing is not a good career choice.

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    Arburg forging own path down road to digital transformation

    At Arburg GmbH & Co. KG's 13,350-square-foot split-level booth at the Fakuma trade fair, visitors can see the injection molding machinery maker's modernized color scheme — mint green, light gray and dark gray — and experience a bolder commitment to increasingly digital efforts in manufacturing.

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    Dry your eyes, Baxter, and stand proud

    Quick, name some famous robots: Robby the Robot from the classic 1950s film "Forbidden Planet." Rosie, the maid from "The Jetsons." Will Robinson calling out "Help, Robot." Maybe Baxter was also on your list, but Baxter has moved into the past tense.

  • 10/17/2018

    Herbold resumes production following fire

    Plastics recycling machinery producer Herbold Meckesheim GmbH comes to Fakuma with good news for its customers: return to a normal production level following a severe fire on Sept. 10 at its plant and headquarters.

  • 10/16/2018

    Lacks buys carbon fiber wheel technology firm

    Automotive supplier Lacks Enterprises Inc. has acquired a Kansas firm, Emergent Carbon Wheels, that makes carbon fiber composite wheel technology, in a bid to expand into luxury car wheel markets and build a footprint in an area of emerging technology.

  • 10/16/2018

    SPE Central Europe honors top auto parts

    Automotive parts producer Magna International Inc.'s exterior business stood out at the July SPE Central Europe Automotive Awards Night in Neuss, near Düsseldorf, Germany, by winning three first-place innovation awards.

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    Amco Polymers expands in Mexico

    Amco Polymers LLC is expanding its distribution business into Mexico to support what Vice President Kevin Wettstein calls a "rapidly growing customer base" in the country.

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    Imflux hits the trade show floor at Fakuma

    Fakuma 2018 marks the first trade show where an injection press manufacturer has exhibited molding technology from Imflux, part of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co.

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    Pregis adds to its Inspyre color palette

    Based on initial success after launching earlier this year, Pregis LLC is already expanding its colorful line of Inspyre brand of protective plastic packaging film.

  • 10/16/2018
  • 10/15/2018

    Opening doors on Manufacturing Day

    More than 200 plastics companies opened their doors Oct. 5 to students, educators, job seekers and their greater communities for Manufacturing Day, a national event meant to inspire and motivate a new generation of manufacturers.

  • 10/15/2018