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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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Obituary: Jerry Williams, Prism Plastics co-owner


August 29, 2014 8:50 am ET

Williams founded Prism Plastics with Rod Bricker and Gerry Phillips, after the three left Huron Plastics Group in 1999.

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Obituary: Frank Nissel, Welex Inc. co-founder


August 28, 2014 1:01 pm ET

Friends, family and business acquaintances will remember Nissel as an urbane, outgoing machinery executive, an expert on extrusion, a globalist who could speak five languages and a lover of jazz.

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Obituary: Alois Gruber Sr., founder of extrusion company Agru GmbH


August 25, 2014 11:17 am ET

Alois Gruber Sr., the founder of global extrusion company Agru GmbH, died on June 23. He was 89.

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Obituary: Gerald Marceau, Monsanto sales manager


August 25, 2014 11:20 am ET

Gerald Marceau, a former district manager in the plastics division of Monsanto Corp., died July 24, He was 100.

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Obituary: Andrew 'A.J.' Janosko


July 29, 2014 12:14 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Andrew “A.J.” Janosko, the former director of trade show operations for the Society of Plastics Industry Inc., died on June 23 from injuries sustained in a fall while vacationing with his family in Seaside, Fla. He was ...

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Obituary: Kevlar inventor Stephanie Kwolek


June 20, 2014 11:55 am ET

Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar — the aramid-fiber body armor that has saved countless lives of soldiers, police and other safety personnel — died June 18, following a brief illness. She was 90.

Obituary: Thermoformer Clarence Schell


June 18, 2014 4:07 pm ET

Clarence E. Schell, 83, a founder of thermoformer Buckell Plastics Co. Inc., died June 4 following a two-year battle with bladder cancer.

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Obituary: gas-assist expert Jim Hendry


May 30, 2014 11:08 am ET

James Hendry, the father of gas-assisted injection molding, died May 24 at his home in Brooksville, Fla.

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Obituary: Gary Vande Berg, Bemis Manufacturing VP


May 29, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Gary Vande Berg, an authority on injection molding technology who was vice president of engineering at Bemis Manufacturing Co., died on May 25, after battling cancer for about a year.

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