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Inergy names new CEO for Americas


March 28, 2014 10:15 am ET

Inergy Automotive Systems LLC named John Dunn as president and CEO of its Troy, Mich.-based Americas division, effective April 21.

Cooper Standard takes on global expansion


March 27, 2014 8:40 am ET

Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. is opening 2014 with growing expectations, on the heels of a successful 2013 that saw its sales increase by $200 million to $3.1 billion.

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U.S. becoming more competitive in global production costs


March 14, 2014 1:12 pm ET

U.S. injection press cost rates are higher than rates in China, but thanks to stable domestic energy prices and rising energy costs and wages in China, the gap is narrowing, an official of Plante & Moran PLLC reported at the Plastics News Executive...

Both candidates for Mexico's Anipac aim to boost group's image


March 13, 2014 11:30 am ET

MEXICO CITY — The only two candidates vying for the presidency of Anipac, Mexico’s plastics industry association, both say they would strive to improve the organization’s public image if elected.

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Harbour study shows large tooling shortage ahead


March 12, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Reshoring of manufacturing, and the robust North American automotive sector, have exposed a coming tooling shortage — at a time when new cars require more molds and dies, and more complex ones, than ever before.

BASF expanding footprint in Asia & North America


March 10, 2014 2:23 pm ET

Germany's BASF SE is planning to increase its research activities in Asia and North America, with a target of doing half of its research and development outside its home base.

Mercedes considers expanding production in North America


March 4, 2014 9:43 am ET

Daimler AG is looking to add production capacity in North America for both its compact and rear-wheel drive models, CEO Dieter Zetsche said March 4.

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Fischer grows with the Mexican auto market


February 25, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Formed in 1998 as a joint venture, Fischer SA de CV is now a wholly-owned Mexican company. It entered the auto market in 2006 and automotive now accounts for 29 percent of its annual sales.

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Johnson Controls expands seating foam production in Mexico


February 19, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Johnson Controls Inc. has opened a 100,000-square-foot automotive seat foam plant in Queretaro, Mexico. The plant will provide molded polyurethane foam seating components for major automakers in central Mexico, the company announced Feb. 17....

PS up 6 cents on feedstock prices, stronger demand


February 6, 2014 2:26 pm ET

North American solid polystyrene resin prices continued their recent surge in January, climbing an average of 6 cents per pound.

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