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Deal puts Convergence Packaging under Comar's umbrella


October 24, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Convergence Packaging Holdings LLC, itself a product of mergers, now is joining together with Comar LLC.

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Automation firms join forces, look to automotive for future growth


October 24, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hoping to ease the way for automation in some specialized areas of automotive plastics like laser cutting of door panels, a German robot maker and an Austrian lamination and joining specialist announced a partnership at Fakuma.

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SRG opens second China auto parts factory


October 24, 2014 11:25 am ET

U.S. automotive supplier SRG Global Inc. said Oct. 23 it is opening its second plant in China, an injection molding, plating and painting facility in the Chinese car production hub of Hubei province.

OSHA investigation launched following blast at NJ reticulated foam plant


October 24, 2014 9:00 am ET

Four workers were concussed and sustained minor injuries during an explosion at the Inoac Crest Foam plant in Moonachie, N.J., earlier this month.

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FTC warns bag makers to take care before making biodegradeability claims


October 23, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Makers of oxodegradable or oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should consider themselves on notice, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Toyoda Gosei's growth strategy places a big focus on North America


October 23, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Sometimes, knowing your weaknesses is just as important as knowing your strengths. And if 2014 is any indication, automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. intends to strengthen its presence in all regions of the world.

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Bergen International adds manufacturing space, extrusion line


October 22, 2014 3:42 pm ET

Chemical foaming agent manufacturer Bergen International LLC recently doubled its manufacturing capacity, added an extrusion line and laboratory space with the opening of a new 45,000-square-foot facility in Elgin, Ill.

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Ford's final ACH plant, injection molder of HVAC systems, to close


October 22, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Ford Motor Co. will shed the last line of business in 9-year-old Automotive Component Holdings LLC by December when ACH closes its Plymouth, Mich., climate control plant in and lays off its last 257 employees.

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Kraft Foods looks to inspire with HQ


October 22, 2014 12:15 pm ET

Bright and open, Kraft Foods' new headquarters in Northfield, Ill., looks more like a high-tech startup than a company that makes Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

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Wisconsin cast film maker buys Ohio blown film specialist


October 21, 2014 2:57 pm ET

A Midwest U.S. acquisition has created a company armed with two distinct film technologies: cast films and coextruded blown film constructions.

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