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Category winners announced for SPE Automotive Innovation Awards


November 17, 2014 3:13 pm ET

DETROIT —The Society of Plastics Engineers' automotive division has announced the category winners for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards. SPE honored the winners at its 44th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala Nov. 12.

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Confessions of a automotive supplier executive price fixer


November 17, 2014 2:50 pm ET

TOKYO — When meeting to fix prices on auto parts, Mr. X, a Japanese supplier executive, and his fellow conspirators chose out-of-the-way spots, such as a Big Boy restaurant in a neighboring state.

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Benecke-Kaliko buys two Mecaseat companies


November 17, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Hanover, Germany-based Benecke-Kaliko AG is expanding production of foils for car interiors in southern and eastern Europe.

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Phillips-Medisize adding metal injection molding and clean room space


November 14, 2014 4:58 pm ET

Medical molder Phillips-Medisize Corp. is adding metal injection molding capacity and more clean room space as parts of expansions at several Wisconsin operations.

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Local Motors 3-D prints its second car even faster than the first


November 14, 2014 9:39 am ET

Local Motors, the company that 3-D printed and assembled a drivable car in just five days, is at it again — this time with one less day and with several more ambitious plans for 2015.

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Indiana Plastics adds press, plans to double molding space


November 13, 2014 11:30 am ET

Indiana Plastics Inc. recently boosted its tonnage capability, adding a 500 ton Niigata injection molding machine and is planning to double its molding space next year.

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Mustang's 'active glove box' carries Ford to top SPE award


November 13, 2014 8:16 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has been named the winner of the Society of Plastics Engineers' 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards for its injection molded knee airbag/glove box system. The system, which appears in the 2015 Mustang, is an industry first, the company...

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Plastech in legal battle over Chinese electric car contract


November 12, 2014 10:28 am ET

Julie Brown, the embattled former CEO of Plastech Engineered Products Inc., is back in court six years after her company was liquidated under bankruptcy.

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Unique Fabricating prepares IPO


November 11, 2014 1:23 pm ET

After a near brush with insolvency, new owners and a successful acquisition, Unique Fabricating Inc. plans to go public.

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Minority auto suppliers get Tier 1 help


November 10, 2014 2:11 pm ET

DETROIT — These are heady times for owner Andra Rush, who launched Detroit Manufacturing in 2012 as a 55-45 joint venture with Faurecia SA, a major global supplier based in France.

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