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Engineered Plastic Systems cited for recycled content wording


July 18, 2014 4:04 pm ET

Elgin, Ill.-based Engineered Plastic Systems, LLC (EPS) is under fire for using phrases such as “made entirely of recycled plastic synthetic lumber” and “all recycled plastic design” in the sale and marketing materials for...

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Redesigned fuel tank lets lawn mower stand upright


May 9, 2014 12:36 pm ET

Small-engine maker Briggs & Stratton Corp. has unveiled a new lawn mower engine that allows a gas-powered mower to be stored upright without leaking, thanks in part to a carefully engineered fuel tank.

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Private equity firm Arsenal Capital buys two Ohio companies


May 6, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has bought related plastics and rubber firms RTH Processing and RDT Manufacturing, marking the 11th plastics-related investment that Arsenal has made in less than three years.

Playworld adds in-house rotomolding with New Berlin acquisition


March 11, 2014 11:10 am ET

Playground equipment maker Playworld Systems Inc. in Lewisburg, Pa., bought a nearby rotational factory from Kent, Ohio-based Akro-Plastics, called New Berlin Plastics.

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Blow molder invests in more coextrusion capacity


February 20, 2014 3:19 pm ET

Industrial blow molder Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. is investing about $4.5 million to expand its multi-layer fuel tank production in Fairfield, Iowa.

New York compounder moving to new location


February 7, 2014 12:41 pm ET

Compounder CRC Polymer Systems Inc. will spend almost $1 million to open a new 27-employee manufacturing site in Sodus, N.Y.

Centro to rotomold in former Green Giant plant


November 4, 2013 6:39 pm ET

Iowa-based rotational molder Centro Inc. is opening its eighth factory, and second in Wisconsin, by converting a 90,000 former Green Giant canned vegetable plant in Beaver Dam.

New owners take charge at Milwaukee molder Perles Bros.


September 26, 2013 3:19 pm ET

Custom injection molder Pereles Bros. Inc. of Milwaukee has new owners that are ready to expand the company. “We see a real opportunity for us to grow it considerably over the next 10-20 years,” said Steve Iram, the new president, in a phone interview.

Myers Industries adding jobs in Middlefield, Ohio


August 27, 2013 5:56 pm ET

Myers Industries Inc. is boosting employment at its Middlefield, Ohio, facility as the plant and office there absorb jobs lost in two recently announced plant closures.

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