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A third generation is adding to the growth at American Vinyl Co.


July 28, 2014 4:32 pm ET

American Vinyl Co., a compounding and extrusion company that increased its workforce 20 percent this year, is looking to double its space for storing raw materials and producing door and window profiles, pool hoses, and straps for patio furniture.

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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.

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