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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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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.

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