Petoskey Plastics using grant to expand recycling operations

December 10, 2014 2:07 pm ET

The company will use the $175,000 grant to help purchase additional sorting equipment at its facility in Indiana.


Faurecia's CEO says plastic will be 'major driver' in auto market

December 10, 2014 9:45 am ET

Plastic will help in lightweighting, the CEO said.


Auto market driving growth in Mexico for press makers

December 10, 2014 12:44 pm ET

Injection molding press manufacturers enjoying a sales boom in Mexico are likely to experience another three years of growth before the market levels out, executives said at the Plastimagen trade show in Mexico City.

Mazda develops new bioplastics for vehicle exteriors

December 10, 2014 9:14 am ET

The bioplastic can be dyed and does not require painting, and will be first used for interior parts on the Mazda MX-5, to be launched in 2015.

Faurecia to open plant in Romania

December 10, 2014 8:54 am ET

Automotive parts supplier Faurecia is planning to open a new production facility in the Ostroveni industrial zone, close to the city of Rāmnicu Vālcea in Romania.


Injection molder Preh expands automotive facility in Mexico

December 9, 2014 10:00 am ET

Preh GmbH, the Bad Neustadt, Germany-based supplier of injection molded electronic controls to automotive companies, has completed the large-scale expansion of its production facilities in Monterrey, Mexico.


Skills gap imperils small-town manufacturing

December 8, 2014 2:35 pm ET

As labor needs transition from low-cost, low-skilled workers to an educated, highly skilled labor force, auto companies are struggling to persuade this new type of employee to live and work in towns devoid of big-city amenities.Sarepta is...


Mecaplast building second molding plant in Mexico, making engine parts

December 5, 2014 2:04 pm ET

Tier 1 auto industry supplier Mecaplast Group says it will build its second injection molding facility in Mexico in the city of Silao, central Mexico.

TG Fluid Systems investing in $12.9 million US expansion

December 5, 2014 1:20 pm ET

TG Fluid Systems USA Corp., a subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei North America Corp., is expanding its operations in Brighton, Mich.


German tooling and glass encapsulation firm sets up Michigan plant

December 2, 2014 12:20 pm ET

A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Mich.

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