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Worker dies in fall at Formosa Texas plant


April 23, 2014 4:04 pm ET

A subcontractor died April 22 after falling 25 feet during routine cleaning operations at a Formosa Plastics Corp. USA facility in Point Comfort, Texas.

Some medical devices could get faster approval with new FDA rules


April 22, 2014 7:41 pm ET

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing an expedited approval for medical devices for devices aimed at the diagnosis or treatment of patients with serious conditions that would otherwise go untreated.

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HRS adding more North American production for hot runners


April 22, 2014 12:57 pm ET

An Italian tooling component supplier is set to open a new production plant in Grand Rapids, Mich. The HRS Flow Division of San Polo di Piace-headquartered Inglass Group SpA will open a new production plant in Grand Rapids, Mich., the company has...

Two Eastman buildings among 10 biggest energy savers in national contest


April 22, 2014 11:35 am ET

Two offices at the headquarters of Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, Tenn., ranked in the Top 10 for energy efficiency in the latest Energy Star National Building Competition.

JM Eagle reopens shuttered Colorado plant with 8 PVC lines


April 18, 2014 1:02 pm ET

JM Eagle has reopened its Pueblo, Colo., plant with eight PVC pipe extrusion lines back in operation following an 18-month shutdown.

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Cambro investing $30.4 million in new N.C. injection molding plant


April 18, 2014 2:36 pm ET

Foodservice products manufacturer Cambro Manufacturing Co. Inc. plans to set up a satellite production and distribution operation in Mebane, N.C., to improve supply lines to the eastern United States.

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Increased orders prompt Georg Utz to add capacity, equipment in Indiana


April 18, 2014 12:20 pm ET

Plastic totes and tray orders have picked up to the point where manufacturer Georg Utz Inc. has added machines, silos and material feed systems to its relatively new facility in Edinburgh, Ind.

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Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas


April 18, 2014 10:57 am ET

Materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. is in full operation at its new nylon 6/6 compounding line in Florida and will break ground by the end of the year on a propylene monomer production unit in Texas.

Proposed Shell project draws more than 1,000 to informational meetings


April 17, 2014 2:03 pm ET

More than 1,000 people attended a pair of public meetings hosted by Shell Chemical LP on April 16 to discuss the possibility of building a major petrochemicals plant in the Pittsburgh area, but a final decision on the project could still be a year or two away, a company official said at the first meeting.

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German auto supplier Dr. Schneider opens second US plant


April 17, 2014 12:57 pm ET

Dr. Schneider Kunststoffwerke GmbH, a German supplier of plastic interior auto parts, has opened a $29 million manufacturing plant in Russell Springs, Ky.

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