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Eastman Chemical expanding Tritan co-polyester capacity


March 27, 2015 10:00 am ET

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan-brand co-polyester business continues to grow, with 35 million pounds of capacity added late last year and a second plant on the horizon.

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Wal-Mart: We want to buy American


March 25, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to boost the number of domestic suppliers as part of its 10-year, $250 billion investment program, according to the retail giant's head of U.S. manufacturing.

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Executive Q&A: King of plastics straws


March 13, 2015 6:00 am ET

A Chinese entrepreneur with a humble beginning as an involuntary middle school drop-out, Lou Zhongping has earned the nickname “king of plastics straws.”

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Small is big when it comes to the world of plastic straws


March 13, 2015 6:00 am ET

Lou Zhongping has embraced new technology and lean manufacturing to make his company, Soton Daily Necessities Co. Ltd., the largest maker of drinking straws in the world.

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Construction growth signals good news for the plastics industry


March 10, 2015 4:11 pm ET

The monthly report on total U.S. construction spending released by the Census Bureau recently showed a sharp increase.

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Kohler's new toilet seat will clear the air with odor-eating technology


March 9, 2015 1:58 pm ET

Kohler Co. has come out with a polypropylene toilet seat that's equipped with a deodorizer to be used in "loo" of candles and sprays.

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Newell Rubbermaid expanding production, employment in Kansas


March 3, 2015 3:31 pm ET

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is expanding and extending plastics molding technologies at its Winfield, Kan., manufacturing plant and distribution center.

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P&G investing $500 million in new W.Va. manufacturing plant


February 10, 2015 3:34 pm ET

Procter & Gamble Co. will build a giant manufacturing plant in Berkeley County, W.Va., as part of a previously announced supply chain overhaul.

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Stihl cuts through the competition


February 10, 2015 11:55 am ET

Stihl Inc., the U.S. operation of the big German outdoor power equipment company, has forged its own path by combining the best of American and German manufacturing.

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Take a closer look at Stihl, other winning firms


February 6, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Take a video tour of the 2014 Processor of the Year winner Stihl Inc. along with video visits to other PN Excellence Award winners Evco Plastics Inc, Prism Plastics Inc. and Nicolet Plastics Inc.

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