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How CEO Santi is changing ITW


April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Quality Vision buys ShapeGrabber


April 23, 2014 10:19 am ET

Quality Vision International Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., has purchased ShapeGrabber Inc., a maker of automated three-dimensional scanners, in a deal announced April 2.

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Pregis Corp. to get new owner


April 22, 2014 11:44 am ET

The private equity owner of Pregis Corp. is selling off its North American operations for an undisclosed sum.

PolyQuest spins off FiberQuest unit


April 18, 2014 10:14 am ET

PolyQuest Inc. has spun off its FiberQuest unit — which distributes polyester staple fibers and cotton — as a separate company.

Spain's Cristian Lay Group buys two materials units of bankrupt LSB


April 17, 2014 11:11 am ET

Spanish industrial conglomerate Cristian Lay Group has purchased two of the bankrupt Spanish PET packaging group La Seda de Barcelona.

MGS buying N.Y. medical molding plant from Hospira


April 17, 2014 10:19 pm ET

MGS Manufacturing Group is purchasing the Buffalo, N.Y., injection molding facility and related product line of Hospira Inc., effective July 1. Terms were not disclosed.

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Navigating the rough seas of selling your company


April 17, 2014 2:47 pm ET

For family owned plastics firms who survived the Great Recession, many wonder: Is it time to sell, retire and sip cocktails on the beach? Or, maybe find a partner and take steps to relinquish control?

Negri Bossi's new owners may 'bring significant manufacturing' to US


April 16, 2014 1:09 pm ET

Italian plastics equipment major Negri Bossi may “bring significant manufacturing of injection molding machines back to the United States” following its acquisition by a U.S.-based equipment firm.

New Tigre, ADS JV aims to open more doors for Tigre in US


April 16, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A new joint venture between Tigre S.A. Brazil, a leading PVC pipe maker, and Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., the world's largest high-density polyethylene pipe producer, seeks to open more doors into North American markets for the Latin American company.

Indorama's purchase of Sasa to give wider access to multiple markets


April 16, 2014 10:07 am ET

PET maker Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. is expanding in Turkey with the acquisition of a majority of Sasa Polyester Sanayi.

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