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Auto supplier to open foam molding factory in Ohio


December 10, 2014 3:36 pm ET

Sekisui Plastics USA Inc. will mold automotive safety and sound absorption products at a plant in Kenton, Ohio.

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Mexico's auto expansion sparking opportunities for plastics industry


December 10, 2014 1:05 pm ET

With a growing number of automakers opening light vehicle assembly operations in Mexico, opportunities for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers in the country are multiplying, industry insiders say.

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Faurecia's CEO says plastic will be 'major driver' in auto market


December 10, 2014 9:45 am ET

Plastic will help in lightweighting, the CEO said.

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Auto market driving growth in Mexico for press makers


December 10, 2014 12:44 pm ET

Injection molding press manufacturers enjoying a sales boom in Mexico are likely to experience another three years of growth before the market levels out, executives said at the Plastimagen trade show in Mexico City.

Mazda develops new bioplastics for vehicle exteriors


December 10, 2014 9:14 am ET

The bioplastic can be dyed and does not require painting, and will be first used for interior parts on the Mazda MX-5, to be launched in 2015.

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Thomson Plastics opens N.C. plant


November 20, 2014 3:12 pm ET

Custom injection molder Thomson Plastics Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Lexington, N.C.

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Michelin will build PU Tweel in SC


November 14, 2014 10:43 am ET

Michelin North America Inc. is opening a plant in Piedmont, S.C., dedicated to the production of its “Tweel” non-pneumatic tire/wheel assembly.

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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.

Auto supplier receiving grant to help expansion


October 30, 2014 3:35 pm ET

Summit Polymers is receiving an $800,000 performance based grant to help with a $7.3 million expansion of three of its Michigan facilities.

Ford shrinks its supplier 'watch list'


October 20, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang says suppliers are starting to invest in additional production capacity because they think the recovery is real.

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