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Demographics, convenience help spur growth in pouch packaging


February 20, 2015 2:26 pm ET

ATLANTA — When Dennis Calamusa started in the flexible pouch and machinery business more than 20 years ago, he could point to one example of success on supermarket shelves. Capri Sun.

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Window maker building 400,000-square-foot fabrication plant


February 19, 2015 4:28 pm ET

MI Windows and Doors LLC (MIWD) is moving production from its extrusion plant in Carrollton, Texas, to a new facility about 15 miles away in Flower Mound, where it received economic incentives for its plans to hire at least 500 employees in the next ...

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Stihl cuts through the competition


February 10, 2015 11:55 am ET

Stihl Inc., the U.S. operation of the big German outdoor power equipment company, has forged its own path by combining the best of American and German manufacturing.

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Take a closer look at Stihl, other winning firms


February 6, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Take a video tour of the 2014 Processor of the Year winner Stihl Inc. along with video visits to other PN Excellence Award winners Evco Plastics Inc, Prism Plastics Inc. and Nicolet Plastics Inc.

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Storage, more colors, lighting part of deck offerings for 2015


February 4, 2015 1:08 pm ET

Outdoor living spaces are getting swankier as manufacturers come up with new decking collections that mimic wood and new accessories for design and comfort.

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Advanced Drainage buys Canada’s Ideal Pipe


February 2, 2015 6:04 pm ET

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. has hiked its stake in the Canadian plastic drainage pipe market by acquiring Ideal Pipe Inc., which makes high density polyethylene pipe and related accessories.

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Teknor Apex and Arkema work together on house wrap films


February 2, 2015 4:10 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Custom compounder Teknor Apex Co. is joining forces with chemical producer Arkema Inc. to broaden the range of breathable films used as house wraps.

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LG Hausys pulls out of Russian PVC profile market


January 30, 2015 11:17 am ET

LG Hausys Ltd., the building and decorative materials offshoot of South Korean giant LG Chemical Ltd., is pulling out of PVC window profile manufacture in Russia.

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Auto supplier Cooper-Standard to trim operations in Europe


January 22, 2015 11:08 am ET

Novi, Mich.-based Cooper-Sandard Holdings Inc. said Jan. 21 it plans to consolidate its operations in Europe, including reducing manufacturing in France and Germany and moving some production to Eastern Europe.

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Private equity firm buys U.S. Farathane Corp.


January 12, 2015 4:20 pm ET

Private equity firm the Gores Group has acquired Auburn Hills, Mich.-based injection molder U.S. Farathane Corp. for more than $500 million. Farathane was the 2005 Plastics News Processor of the Year.

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