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Pryweller rejoins PN as conference director


August 21, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Joe Pryweller has joined Plastics News as conference director, in charge of managing content for all Plastics News events, including conferences and webinars.

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U.S. becoming more competitive in global production costs


March 14, 2014 1:12 pm ET

U.S. injection press cost rates are higher than rates in China, but thanks to stable domestic energy prices and rising energy costs and wages in China, the gap is narrowing, an official of Plante & Moran PLLC reported at the Plastics News Executive...

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Economy, plastics industry are on the upswing


March 14, 2014 1:32 pm ET

The U.S. economy is growing in key areas that will benefit the plastics market — but some challenges still remain, according to economist Bill Wood.

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Speaker: Reshoring is happening, and it will accelerate


March 13, 2014 11:37 am ET

“A lot more clients are looking at the total landed cost. They're much more educated,” Mike Zacharias said. “The cost of quality has become a much bigger component of the decision process as it has historically.”

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Reshoring is 'manufacturing moving to where it should be'


March 13, 2014 11:14 am ET

“A lot of times, the move [back to North America] is a correction of a bad decision,” said Melanie Hart, who serves as president and CEO of Bloomington, Ind.-based Tsuchiya North America. “We located in what we thought were great...

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Problems in China stem from making assumptions


March 13, 2014 1:28 pm ET

Intellectual property issues are a growing concern for North American plastics companies doing business in China.

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Losing track of a complex supply chain may lead to big problems


March 12, 2014 2:33 pm ET

A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link and carmaker Aston Martin recently learned the hard way that problems can occur at any point in the line.

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PCI switches gears to build prototype molds


March 12, 2014 2:19 pm ET

Plastic Components Inc. has earned its reputation as an automated molder of high-volume parts. So it was a big change when PCI officials decided to break into prototype molds.

Workforce investments can boost the bottom line


March 12, 2014 2:07 pm ET

One of the greatest investments in a business is the money put into labor and training. For that reason, getting the most out of your workforce can help improve your bottom line.

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Harbour study shows large tooling shortage ahead


March 12, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Reshoring of manufacturing, and the robust North American automotive sector, have exposed a coming tooling shortage — at a time when new cars require more molds and dies, and more complex ones, than ever before.

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