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Economist forecasts growth, tells plastics industry to prepare


December 2, 2014 4:24 pm ET

Overall, and in spite of some naysayers, the U.S. economy is looking good, ecobinust Akab Beaulieu says, noting record high levels of activity for industrial production and a strong GDP.

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Flambeau project takes care of business, community


December 2, 2014 1:12 pm ET

An uptick in business for Baraboo, Wis.-based Flambeau Inc. has come with some assembly issues and deadline pressures for the manufacturer of plastic products ranging from custom cases to fuel tanks to lawn mower chutes.

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Sunco Plastics buys food storage and beverage ware product line


December 2, 2014 12:59 pm ET

Sunco Plastics Inc. is adding a proprietary line of plastic food storage and beverage ware items with the recent acquisition of certain assets from Frye International Corp. of Longview, Texas.

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German tooling and glass encapsulation firm sets up Michigan plant


December 2, 2014 12:20 pm ET

A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Mich.

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Large part molder EnviroTech in 'growth mode,' adds space, equipment


November 26, 2014 9:54 am ET

Salt Lake City-based EnviroTech Molded Products Inc. is adding new equipment and expanding its factory as it gains business in some of its traditional markets like components for oil and gas machinery and large filter plates.

Plastics workers nab suspected drug dealer


November 24, 2014 3:46 pm ET

A scene from a 1980s cop show played out in the parking lot of a Cleveland-area plastics firm on Nov. 11, as two employees helped police capture an alleged fleeing drug dealer.

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AMA Plastics adds presses, changes management structure


November 24, 2014 3:57 pm ET

AMA Plastics Inc. has strengthened its management structure, received recognition for entrepreneurship, achieved quality improvements and added three injection molding presses.

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Indiana injection molder PRD expands


November 24, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Automotive supplier PRD Inc. is expanding its manufacturing facility in Springville, Ind.

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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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