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Kumar left Wall Street to run thermoforming companies


March 18, 2015 6:00 am ET

Jay Kumar was working on Wall Street before he decided to invest in manufacturing, buying Universal Plastics Co. in 2012.

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Western Case grows with investments in infrastructure and equipment


February 27, 2015 5:56 pm ET

RIVERSIDE, CALIF. — Blow molder Western Case Inc. has invested significantly in infrastructure and equipment while relocating and raising the bar on its strictly U.S.-only operations.

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Orbis expands manufacturing to Mexico


February 4, 2015 4:30 pm ET

Orbis Corp.'s newest manufacturing facility — in Mexico — is now up and running.

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Nibco expanding in Indiana


December 22, 2014 11:57 am ET

Plastic valves, fittings and pipes maker Nibco Inc. plans to expand its operation in Charlestown, Ind., where it will create up to 40 new jobs by 2017.

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Schütz investing $20 million for bulk container production in Missouri


October 29, 2014 11:18 am ET

German packaging company Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA is expanding its presence in the United States through a $20 million project in Missouri slated to eventually employ 50.

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Megadyne buying Belt Corp. of America


August 26, 2014 10:35 am ET

In a move aimed at building its specialty belting manufacturing and fabrication operations, Jason Industrial Inc. — Megadyne SpA's wholly owned U.S. manufacturing, sales and distribution arm — will purchase Belt Corp. of America from...

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Polyfab adding more room for automation and molding


July 17, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Polyfab Corp. is expanding its automation and injection molding capacity.

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Two German extrusion firms expand North American production


May 5, 2014 10:46 am ET

Indiana quietly has become the go-to state for numerous foreign manufacturers, including a sizable number in or with ties to the plastics and rubber industries.

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