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Obituary: Plastics Pioneer and equipment innovator Dewey Rainville


January 9, 2015 10:29 am ET

Dewey Rainville, a plastics machinery pioneer and innovator who held more than 15 patents, died Dec. 9 in Summit. He was 91. The cause of death was heart failure.

Obituary: Recruiter John H. Dugan


January 9, 2015 12:18 pm ET

Colleagues and acquaintances are remembering plastics industry recruiter John H. Dugan, who died at age 67 on Dec. 19 in Monterey, Calif.

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Obituary: VPI CEO R. Bruce Grover


December 30, 2014 2:35 pm ET

R. Bruce Grover, 79, of Kohler, Wis., died Nov. 23 at his home. He had a 37-year career in plastics, including a long stint as chairman, CEO and owner of Sheboygan, Wis., vinyl sheet maker VPI LLC.

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Obituary: Harold Isen, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Packaging


December 19, 2014 10:32 am ET

Harold Isen, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Packaging Corp., died on Dec. 8. He was 93.

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Obituary: Formosa Plastics co-founder Yung-Tsai Wang


December 9, 2014 9:01 am ET

Formosa Plastics Group’s co-founder, Yung-Tsai Wang died at his home in Taiwan on Nov. 27.

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Obituary: Patsy Beall, 79, industry activist


November 25, 2014 1:18 pm ET

Patsy Beall, a plastics industry activist who worked alongside her husband of 61 years, product designer Glenn Beall, passed away Nov. 22.

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Obituary: William Jordan, UK plastics leader


October 10, 2014 9:44 am ET

William Stanley Jordan, who helped lead one of the United Kingdom firms involved in the development of compression molding, and an early innovator in injection molding has died. He was 90.

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Obituary: Majors Plastics' Tim McConnell


September 26, 2014 11:46 am ET

Timothy McConnell kept working even after his custom injection molding business, Majors Plastics Inc. of Omaha, Neb., became a full Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or an ESOP.

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Obituary: Bill Gaiser, helped develop first PET preform


September 24, 2014 2:20 pm ET

When it came to working with PET and designing the right mold, William “Bill” Gaiser was a pioneer and innovator. Gaiser, 88, who developed the first PET preform, died Aug. 18 from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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Auto veteran Jim Harbour, creator of the Harbour Report, dies at 86


September 8, 2014 12:01 pm ET

TROY, MICH. — Longtime automotive industry veteran James Harbour, who created the Harbour Report, died Saturday at the age of 86 at Troy Beaumont Hospital.

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