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Residents ask court to close pipe maker


November 21, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Residents living by National Pipe & Plastics Inc.'s new factory in an industrial zone of Endicott, N.Y., say the facility has “devastated the neighborhood” with loud noise, foul odors, increased truck traffic, lowered property values and ...

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Need for skilled workers is unchanged, but method of finding them has


November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

It's in the news nearly every day now: “How can manufacturing solve the skilled worker shortage? We need to get young people interested in manufacturing.”

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Thomson Plastics opens N.C. plant


November 20, 2014 3:12 pm ET

Custom injection molder Thomson Plastics Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Lexington, N.C.

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New York City officials avoid taking a stand on plastic bag fee


November 20, 2014 11:28 am ET

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration claimed Nov. 19 to be committed to dramatically reducing plastic bag consumption in New York City, but would not endorse legislation imposing a 10-cent fee on disposable shopping bags.

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Agilyx facing nearly $50,000 in fines from Oregon DEQ


November 20, 2014 11:59 am ET

Agilyx Corp., a plastic waste-to-oil company, is facing nearly $50,000 in fines for alleged hazardous waste violations at its Tigard, Ore., research facility, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said.

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Environmental group focusing on producer responsibility in packaging


November 20, 2014 11:04 am ET

Athens, Ga.-based environmental group Upstream is out with a new paper entitled “Advancing Local Government's Interests through Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging.”

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NS Farrington 'on track' to recycle 1 ton of PE per month


November 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

A polyethylene recycling program created by N.S. Farrington & Co. has passed the 60,000 pound mark.

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Appliance market boosted by NAFTA, energy efficiencies


November 19, 2014 3:30 pm ET

Changing global trade patterns, a maturing market, environmental concerns and innovation were all key forces that have shaped the appliance sector in the past 25 years.

Deimling/Jeliho expanding molding, mold making operations


November 19, 2014 3:18 pm ET

Deimling/Jeliho Plastics Inc., a custom thermoplastics injection molder and contract manufacturer located in Amelia, Ohio, is expanding its molding and mold making plant, the company has announced.

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SPE honors Patsy Beall


November 19, 2014 2:40 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers inducted SPE activist Patsy Beall as an honorary member, at a dinner Nov. 15 in Gurnee, Ill.

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