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Obituary: Plastics industry leader Roger Jones, 83


May 12, 2014 3:41 pm ET

Roger Jones — a longtime plastics industry executive and author — died on May 6 at age 83.

Obituary: Chem-Pak founder 'Pete' Duane Jr.


May 5, 2014 4:56 pm ET

George Pierce “Pete” Duane Jr., 87, the founder of Chem-Pak Inc., died May 2 at the Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center in Winchester, Va.

Obituary: Gene Ingebritson, toolmaker


May 2, 2014 12:29 pm ET

Gene Ingebritson, a tool maker and designer who worked for many years at McKechnie Tooling and Engineering, a toolmaking operation in Staples, Minn., and later at connector-maker Arborn Inc. in Little Falls, Minn., died on Easter Sunday, April 20, after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Obituary: Helen Hoffer, co-founder Hoffer Plastics


May 2, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Helen Hoffer, who together with her husband, Robert Hoffer, co-founded Hoffer Plastics Corp., died on April 25. She was 95.

Obituary: Shirish Patel, former Newell Rubbermaid purchasing director


April 16, 2014 3:55 pm ET

Shirish Patel, former director of purchasing at Newell Rubbermaid Corp. and a longtime plastics industry veteran, has passed away at age 70.

Obituary: Hobie Alter, surfboard pioneer


April 1, 2014 12:42 pm ET

Hobie Alter, who launched the polyurethane core surfboard, died March 29. He was 80.

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Obituary: David Bowers, founder of Woodex Bearing


March 26, 2014 12:43 pm ET

GEORGETOWN, MAINE — David Bowers, chairman of the board and a founder and former president of Woodex Bearing Co., died Feb. 6 after a brief illness. He was 74.

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Obituary: Robert Charvat, color expert


February 7, 2014 11:30 am ET

Robert Charvat, an expert in colorants for plastics, died Jan. 9 at his home in Milford, Ohio, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 83.

Obituary: John Swanson, trade magazine journalist


January 23, 2014 7:25 pm ET

VIENNA, VA. — John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door magazine and a veteran trade magazine journalist covering the construction industry, died on Jan. 19.

Obituary: Mark Ludington


January 23, 2014 1:48 pm ET

Longtime plastics industry veteran Mark Ludington, 61, of Killingworth, Conn., died Jan. 4 at home after battling cancer.

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