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Hall of Fame: After saving NPE 2009 from the brink, Carteaux enjoying rebound


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Bill Carteaux said this is a great time to be working for the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. and representing the third-largest U.S. manufacturing sector.

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Hall of Fame: Norwood honored for his invention of the loop reactor


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Donald Norwood's invention in 1957 of the loop reactor to produce polyethylene slashed production costs by 70 to 80 percent, and the material spread through nearly every conceivable type of package.

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Hall of Fame: Hunerberg pushed structural foam to new heights


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

A big fish in a little pond. The Big Kahuna of the tiny niche of structural foam machinery. A world traveler for plastics. That's Ed Hunerberg.

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Hall of Fame: Eugen Hehl helped make Arburg a plastics powerhouse


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Eugen Hehl said his family-owned machinery company, Arburg GmbH & Co. KG, is built on a humble dedication to excellence, but, as he built the injection press maker with his brother Karl Hehl, they followed the old Swabian saying: Schaffe und strebe, ...

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Hall of Fame: Browitt used associations to make connections


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

A Society of Plastics Engineers' activist and materials distributor, Terence Browitt doesn't forget his humble background in England, where he was born in Nottingham in 1941, as World War II raged.

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Hall of Fame: Beaumont pushed education, innovation


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

John Beaumont understands the importance of education — 10 of the 22 employees at Beaumont Technologies Inc. are graduates of Penn State Erie.

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Hall of Fame: Steinwall has molded workers to be better people


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Looking to build a more humanistic manufacturing operation, Maureen Steinwall has blended her intellectual prowess and curiosity to build Steinwall Inc.

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Hall of Fame: Lupke fought copycats in corrugator industry


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Manfred Lupke, a German immigrant to Canada, had never seen a pipe corrugator before when his new employer asked him to make one. He knew nothing.

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Hall of Fame: DeLong spent a career solving blow molding problems


March 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Robert DeLong has combined mechanical know-how, a chemical engineer's understanding of polymers and hands-on customer skills tinkering with blow molding machines in his 58-year-career — one that is still going strong.

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Obituary: Plastics Hall of Famer Paul N. Colby


March 11, 2015 3:24 pm ET

Paul N. Colby, a Plastics Hall of Fame member who founded Spirex Corp. and was a leader in the design and production of screws, barrels and front-end components for plastics, died March 7. He was 86.

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