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Processors, mold makers could be missing out on tax credit


March 9, 2015 11:27 am ET

The Tax Increase Prevention Act. It's a name only a politician — or an accountant — could love. But it can save manufacturing companies money, Michael Devereux II said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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Consultant: Keep sales and marketing departments separate


March 9, 2015 12:18 pm ET

In a fast-changing, Internet-driven world, companies have to keep improving their marketing efforts, and measuring the results, Teresa Schell, a marketing consultant, said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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Mack Molding reinvented itself within the custom injection market


March 6, 2015 2:05 pm ET

Mack Molding Inc. has reinvented itself, and reinvented itself again, President Jeff Somple said.

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Hiring the wrong person can be costly


March 6, 2015 1:49 pm ET

Want to lose $100,000 on your next new hire? Headhunter Dennis Gros can tell you how — or rather, ways to avoid that.

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Packaging leads the way for M&As


March 6, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Packaging has outperformed the field for mergers and acquisitions for an extended period of time, an Ernst & Young official said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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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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