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Sabic: Rapid demand growth led to Ultem shortage


December 18, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics has been increasing production capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide but it still got caught short by increasing demand for the high-performance polymer.

Auto supplier M-Tek relocating headquarters


December 18, 2014 3:37 pm ET

M-Tek Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese automotive supplier Kasai Kogyo Co. Ltd., will build a new North American corporate headquarters in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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Indian auto parts maker set to buy assets in Germany, Mexico


December 18, 2014 10:35 am ET

Indian auto parts maker Samvardhana Motherson Gropup is buying the assets of insolvent German plastics car parts producer Scherer & Trier (S&T).

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Fiat Chrysler drops Chrysler Group name in favor of FCA US


December 16, 2014 9:05 am ET

Chrysler is Chrysler no more. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Netherlands-based parent company of what was Chrysler Group LLC, said today that it has changed the name of its U.S. affiliate from Chrysler Group to FCA US LLC. The change is effective...

Izo-Blok opens Polish car part plant


December 15, 2014 9:16 am ET

Poland's plastic car parts maker Izo-Blok has launched its new production facility in Chorzˇw, in Poland's southern region of Silesia.

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Automotive supplier IAC expands in Alabama


December 12, 2014 12:34 pm ET

Automotive giant International Automotive Components has expanded its Alabama operations with a new 126,000-square-foot facility located adjacent to its existing Anniston manufacturing operation. The expansion brings IAC's total production capacity...

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Suppliers hit back against automakers' cost-cut demands


December 12, 2014 11:22 am ET

Relations between automakers and suppliers are deteriorating largely because of intensifying cost-cutting demands, according to a report. Vehicle manufacturers are looking for annual price decreases as high as 10 percent, partmakers revealed in the...

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Lacks Enterprises names new president


December 11, 2014 12:39 pm ET

Tier 1 automotive supplier Lacks Enterprises Inc. has named Nick Hrnyak as its new president.

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Auto supplier to open foam molding factory in Ohio


December 10, 2014 3:36 pm ET

Sekisui Plastics USA Inc. will mold automotive safety and sound absorption products at a plant in Kenton, Ohio.

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Mexico's auto expansion sparking opportunities for plastics industry


December 10, 2014 1:05 pm ET

With a growing number of automakers opening light vehicle assembly operations in Mexico, opportunities for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers in the country are multiplying, industry insiders say.

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