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SRG Global combining fuel-saving shutters with chromed, molded grilles


August 7, 2014 10:24 am ET

Active grille shutters are among the latest development in the industry on its quest to meet the CAFE fleet standard of 54.5 mpg by 2025.

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Nissan to buy more U.S.-made parts


August 7, 2014 10:07 am ET

Nissan North America is pulling back from a strategy of buying parts from low-cost countries and is now encouraging suppliers to locate near its U.S. assembly plants instead.

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Panolam closing South Carolina plant, expanding in Maine


August 6, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Panolam Industries International Inc. is consolidating its high-pressure decorative laminates operations, shutting a plant in Hampton, S.C., and expanding an existing operation in Auburn, Maine.

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Oregon plant that converts waste plastic to oil shuts down


August 6, 2014 12:02 pm ET

A waste plastic-to-oil plant in Oregon is shutting down as the owner “learned what we needed to learn” and the developer looks toward a new generation of equipment to improve operations at the same location.

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U.S. launches safety inspections of Southern auto suppliers


August 6, 2014 10:58 am ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Alarmed by what it calls higher than normal incidents of injuries and safety lapses, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration has launched an inspection of auto parts plants across Alabama, Georgia and...

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Study: Maintaining good supplier relationships pay off for carmakers


August 6, 2014 10:06 am ET

What is it worth for an automaker to have good relations with its suppliers? For Honda and Toyota, quite a lot, according to a study published Aug. 5 by researcher John Henke.

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Lubrizol buys medical extruder Vesta


August 5, 2014 12:55 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. has ventured into the medical device market by acquiring Vesta Inc., a maker of catheters and tubing based on silicone and thermoplastics.

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Cadence buying three plants from Plainfield Precision


August 5, 2014 2:30 pm ET

Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer of medical devices, is expanding its plastics manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of three plants from Plainfield Precision Holdings.

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Forest products firm buys wood, vinyl windows makers


August 5, 2014 4:42 pm ET

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), a family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, Calif., completed its purchase of HWD Acquisitions Inc., which makes Hurd and Superseal windows and doors, from the private equity firm Longroad Asset...

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Group launches new ads to derail California plastic bag ban


August 5, 2014 3:15 pm ET

As the California state legislature prepares to close out its legislative session, opponents to a bill that would ban single-use thin film bags at retailers statewide are turning up the heat.

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