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GSE hires industry veteran Bob Preston as new CEO and president


November 19, 2014 11:24 am ET

Geosynthetic liner maker GSE Environmental Inc. has named a new CEO and president: Bob Preston, who left plastics machinery manufacturer Davis-Standard LLC on Nov. 18.

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Continental Structural Plastics sets up China JV for auto, trucks, agriculture


November 6, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) of Auburn Hills, Mich. is setting up a foothold in China by establishing a 50:50 joint venture, aiming to provide light-weighting solutions to automotive, heavy truck and agriculture OEMs in that country.

Bemis Manufacturing names new CEO


November 4, 2014 8:40 am ET

Custom injection molder Bemis Manufacturing Co. has named a president and CEO, James Feiertag, an executive of another Wisconsin manufacturer, Twin Disc Inc. in Racine.

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The PU Tweel gains traction


October 30, 2014 9:39 am ET

Groupe Michelin is beginning to get traction for its polyurethane Tweel airless tire, with lawn and agriculture industry giant Deere & Co. outfitting a line of its commercial lawn mowers with the tire.

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Germany's Norma Group buys National Diversified Sales Inc.


October 8, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Norma Group SE, a German manufacturer of joining products for vehicles, appliances and plumbing systems, is acquiring California-based National Diversified Sales Inc. (NDS) from the private equity firm Graham Partners for $285 million.

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Lindar investing in new equipment, larger production capabilities


October 7, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Thermoformer Lindar Corp. is tackling larger parts business with a multimillion dollar investment.

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Silver-Line and Lasco Fittings earn sustainable manufacturing certification


October 2, 2014 11:42 am ET

The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) certified the first two businesses — a pipe extruder and a fittings producer — to meet requirements of its new Sustainable Manufacturing Conformity Assessment Program (SM-CAP).

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Delta Plastics gives farmers new tool to conserve water


September 24, 2014 2:24 pm ET

Delta Plastics, which manufactures polyethylene irrigation tubes, or polytubes, is offering farmers in the Mississippi Delta free access to a web-based program that plots out the most efficient way to water furrowed fields.

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Tree Armor: The buck stops here


August 20, 2014 12:17 pm ET

Pennsylvania farmer Jim Saunders pitched his idea for a vinyl wrap to protect tree trunks from deer to U.S. processors in five states but no one would go out on a limb to manufacture the first small run of his patented product.

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Bright Plastics adds 1,220-ton press


August 12, 2014 5:24 pm ET

Custom injection molder Bright Plastics Inc. is boosting its press capability with the recent addition of a 1,220 ton Demag Titan molding machine.

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