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Hylton honored by SPE Thermoforming Division


September 26, 2014 10:36 am ET

Donald Hylton, a thermoforming consultant and university researcher, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division.

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SPE Thermoforming conference pauses for a veteran


September 26, 2014 9:03 am ET

Industry leaders at the Thermoforming Conference paid a tribute to Frank Nissel, the late extrusion expert, during the annual awards dinner.

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Speaker: Clear goals, company culture add up to long-term success


September 25, 2014 2:39 pm ET

The “chief people officer” at the company that owns Chili's restaurants said companies need a small number of clear goals, communicated to every employee.

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Swiss thermoforming machinery firm WM Wrapping setting up US office


September 25, 2014 2:21 pm ET

Thermoforming industry veteran Kent Johansson has a new gig: Running a U.S. facility for Swiss sheet line and thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrapping Machinery SA.

Thermoformers may benefit from centralized pumps


September 25, 2014 2:02 pm ET

The thermoforming industry has grown up using individual vacuum pumps on each machine for vacuum forming, but companies should consider centralized pumps — a concept just like the commonly used central air compressors, according to an official of a pump manufacturer.

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SPE names Russell Broome new managing director


September 25, 2014 11:23 am ET

BETHEL, CONN. — The Society of Plastics Engineers has named Russell Broome, an SPE activist and former society president, as its new managing director, based at the headquarters in Connecticut.

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New ideas can come from small efforts, not just single brainstorming session


September 25, 2014 10:53 am ET

A company can get stuck when they get big and successful — executives can fall in love with their mission statements, Christian Majgaard, a former longtime executive of Danish toymaker Lego A/S told thermoforming industry leaders.

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Bill Kent named Thermoformer of the Year


September 18, 2014 12:11 pm ET

Bill Kent flew 6 million miles in a 50-year career at Brown Machine LLC — where he began assembling thermoforming machinery on the factory floor for founder Gaylord Brown, an industry pioneer. On Sept. 17 he was named Thermoformer of the Year.

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Thermoforming conference draws 300 first-time attendees


September 18, 2014 10:39 am ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference drew 814 attendees, according to Jim Arnet, conference chairman.

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SPE Thermoforming Division picks 3 scholarship winners


September 16, 2014 4:25 pm ET

Three college students have earned scholarships through the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division, division officials announced at the Thermoforming Conference in Schaumburg.

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