Consumer Products


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


BevBoy fishes for 'shark' investors

February 3, 2015 11:49 am ET

The BevBoy floats in water, but can it survive a shark attack?


Samsonite adds production in Hungary, moves into smart phone cases

February 3, 2015 9:57 am ET

Samsonite-Hungária, a subsidiary of baggage manufacturer Samsonite International SA, has seen a 20 percent jump in both sales and production at its plant at Székszard in southern Hungary.


China working on its first safety standards for baby feeding products

December 29, 2014 2:16 pm ET

The China Toy and Juvenile Products Association will develop the country's first industry-wide safety standards for infant and children's feeding utensils.


Jarden hiring for new plastics plant

December 19, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Consumer products conglomerate Jarden Corp. is hiring plastics technicians for a new operation in Erlanger, Ky.


Shipping slowdowns add to season's stress

December 16, 2014 4:02 pm ET

Toy companies know what they want for Christmas: an end to crippling shipping delays at West Coast ports.

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