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Anchor Packaging closing Kentucky thermoforming plant


June 12, 2014 10:19 am ET

Anchor Packaging Inc. will close its Mount Vernon, Ky., thermoforming plant and move production of its Microlite deli containers from there to Jonesboro, Ark., by mid-August.

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C+K expands with acquisition of 'friendly' rival Speck Plastics


June 10, 2014 4:44 pm ET

Thermoformer C+K Plastics recently purchased the assets and customer list of a former rival, Speck Plastics Inc. of Nazareth, Pa., and it has consolidated Speck's operations into the C+K facility in Metuchen, N.J.

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Chinese food service company plans first US production plant


May 29, 2014 12:17 pm ET

UPDATED — Chinese plastic tableware and kitchenware major Taizhou Fuling Plastics Co. Ltd. plans to set up its first U.S. production plant in Lehigh County, Pa.

Thermoformer Industrial Custom Products adds new machine


May 29, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Thermoformer and vacuum former Industrial Custom Products Inc. is expanding its size capabilities with a new Maac three-station machine.

Enticing younger workers is key


May 15, 2014 9:50 am ET

Despite the downturn in the economy, finding skilled factory workers is a tremendous challenge. A recent report by Deloitte Consulting LLC for the Manufacturing Institute, said that while “the manufacturing industry continues to be widely recognized as an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy,” it does not have the requisite...

Form/Tec adding equipment, employees


May 13, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Polycarbonate thermoformer Form/Tec Plastics Inc. is adding 4,000 square feet of space to provide room for a new oven and an Onsrud 5-axis router.

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SPE holds first-ever Global Parts Competition


May 12, 2014 1:08 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Call it the Super Bowl of SPE parts contests — the Society of Plastics Engineers kicked off its first-ever Global Parts Competition at Antec 2014, as nine award winners from local divisional conferences vied for overall...

Spain's Antolin launches Russian JV plant


May 8, 2014 9:04 am ET

Spanish car parts specialist Grupo Antolin has launched a new joint venture interior components plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia with Russian company Avtotechnika.

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Acquisition brings injection molder, thermoformer together


May 2, 2014 3:15 pm ET

Placon Corp.'s acquisition of Plastic Packaging Corp. of West Springfield, Mass., brings together two businesses with two processes serving the same customers.

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RPC buys China's Ace Corp. in Asia push


May 1, 2014 9:47 am ET

European plastic packaging giant RPC Group plc is buying large Chinese injection molder Ace Corp. Holdings Ltd. for up to $430 million, in a deal that RPC says will give it its first manufacturing presence in Asia and provide a platform for more...

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