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Number of women execs in plastics gradually increasing


September 12, 2014 1:49 pm ET

There are a lot of numbers that might jump out at you when first going over the numbers for this year's Plastics News ranking of the industry's top-earning executives in North America. “Eight” probably isn't one of the first. But it's a...

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Bud Frye may be retiring, but his molds and products continue


September 12, 2014 1:11 pm ET

After 35 years in the plastics industry, Bud Frye thinks it is time for someone else to sell his food storage and housewares products. That's why he's getting ready to retire and putting the 100-plus molds from Frye International Corp. on the...

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Faurecia Seating grows in Kentucky


September 12, 2014 12:00 pm ET

Faurecia Seating LLC, a division of French-based Faurecia SA, will build a new manufacturing facility in Simpsonville, Ky.

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Germany's Lehmann & Voss buys U.S.-based Performance Compounding


September 12, 2014 11:36 am ET

German compounding firm Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG has acquired Performance Compounding LLC for an undisclosed price.

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Zotefoams expanding US production


September 12, 2014 10:50 am ET

Zotefoams plc, a British maker of specialty foams, has placed nearly 4 million shares on the market order to raise 8.4 million pounds ($13.6 million) to help fund investment in its plant in the U.S.

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Addivant resumes Trimene production


September 10, 2014 5:29 pm ET

Additives maker Addivant has resumed production of its Trimene Base-brand curing agent for natural and synthetic rubber compounds.

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Executive pay driven by performance-based incentives


September 10, 2014 5:09 pm ET

The CEO of an automotive parts giant again tops the annual Plastics News list of highest-paid industry executives, and it's the cash and stock bonuses tied to performance metrics that really set the top of the list apart.

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ATS goes global with acquisition of M+W Process Automation


September 10, 2014 2:49 pm ET

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., a maker of factory automation systems in Cambridge, Ontario, has agreed to buy a German company M+W Process Automation GmbH and ProFocus LLC, an automation contractor that serves manufacturing and process-based...

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Beaumont battles technology theft from China


September 10, 2014 2:21 pm ET

John Beaumont, who runs a small company in Erie, Pa., making a product for injection molds called the MeltFlipper, is facing a website in China that he says cut-and-pasted company sales information from his Beaumont Technologies Inc., and from...

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Wittmann Battenfeld opening 'full-service' West Coast technical center


September 3, 2014 4:03 pm ET

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. has leased a 2,200-square-foot suite in Corona, Calif., and is establishing a West Coast technical center.

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