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Almost half of mid-market firms say they are looking to buy competitors


March 2, 2015 3:52 pm ET

There are steps that plastics business owners can take to keep the mergers and acquisitions parade rolling into 2015.

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Lower oil prices will continue to impact PE, PP resin pricing


March 2, 2015 2:05 pm ET

Lower oil prices will continue to affect North American markets for polyethylene and polypropylene resin in the months ahead.

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SPE CEO points to 'open-source' trends as sign of need to share information


March 2, 2015 11:44 am ET

Willem De Vos, the CEO of the Society of Plastics Engineers, took a Plastics News Executive Forum audience on a wild ride into the future.

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BASF keeps innovating to drive customers


March 2, 2015 11:39 am ET

Materials giant BASF Performance Materials is keeping innovation alive with new products and processes.

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Speaker: Take advantage while resin pricing is in your favor


February 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

Plastics processors can benefit by locking in fixed prices via options and futures.

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The easiest hire for the job may not be the best, staffing expert says


February 13, 2015 3:19 pm ET

Some hiring pitfalls can be avoided by plastics firms, according to staffing pro Russ Riendeau.

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Rising stars see plenty of room for growth in plastics


February 13, 2015 1:41 pm ET

“Manufacturing is an incredibly promising field to young entrepreneurs. There's a lot of innovation in plastics in particular."

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Plastic Components honored for 'Sustained Excellence'


February 10, 2015 1:30 pm ET

Plastic Components Inc., a custom injection molder in Germantown, Wis., has won Plastics News' first-ever Sustained Excellence Award — designed to honor past Processor of the Year Award winners that have sustained their high level of...

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Evco lifts its community with scholarships, work-study program


February 10, 2015 1:26 pm ET

For more than 25 years, Evco Plastics Inc. has sponsored a work-study program with its hometown high school in DeForest, Wis. That's a big reason why the custom injection molder has won the PN Excellence Award for industry and public service.

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Cross-training pushes Nicolet forward


February 10, 2015 1:20 pm ET

Nicolet Plastics relies on its 80 employees to take leadership roles in scheduling production and assigning machines, using order information and preventative maintenance data from an IQMS system. The company drives decision making down to the...

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