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Kentucky forms group to lure auto jobs


April 10, 2014 11:47 am ET

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said April 7 that he is creating the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association to bring more auto jobs to his state.

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Plastics continue to point the way forward for auto industry


April 9, 2014 2:55 pm ET

More demonstration of the capabilities of plastics and polymer composites is needed to expand the use of those materials in automotive applications, according to a new roadmap from the American Chemistry Council's plastics division.

Rotomolder Elkamet expands in North Carolina


April 9, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Elkamet Inc., a manufacturer of plastic parts for automotive and other industries, is expanding its manufacturing operations in East Flat Rock, N.C.

Mold maker Smooth-On moving to larger site


April 9, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Liquid rubber and plastics manufacturer Smooth-On Inc., a producer of a variety of molds for multiple industries, has been running its factory constantly for most of the last eight years and finally has decided to move to a larger facility.

Shale-gas boom should spark growth in Ohio's industrial base


April 9, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Northeast Ohio, and especially its business community, needs to be thinking and talking more about how the region's broad industrial base can capitalize on the shale-gas boom.

Aspen announces plans for PU foam plant in Tennessee


April 9, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Polyurethane manufacturer Aspen Technologies Inc has announced plans to build a $5.1 million plant in Manchester Industrial Park.

Eldon James sees more growth in 2014


April 7, 2014 2:30 pm ET

Now settled in its new home, plastics processor Eldon James Co. forecasts sales growth of 40 percent during 2014, coming on top of a 20 percent climb a year ago following a consolidation.

Lubrizol breaks ground for CPVC plant in India


April 7, 2014 10:51 am ET

Wickliffe, Ohio-based Lubrizol Corp. said it has broken ground on a TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride compounding plant in Dahej, India.

Evonik opening research sites in US, Germany, focused on medical devices


April 4, 2014 9:50 am ET

Evonik Corp. is expanding its medical devices portfolio with a pair of research facilities slated to open early this month.

Keter to invest $8 million in Indiana


April 4, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Plastic housewares maker Keter Group's subsidiary Home Design Products plans to spend $8 million to expand its Anderson, Ind., plant.

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