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UK court hearing case of rotomolding worker killed in 280 C oven


November 21, 2014 9:00 am ET

The management at a United Kingdom rotational molding plant are facing criminal charges for the death of a worker who was trapped inside a 280 Celsius oven.

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Patrick Industries buys RV supplier Charleston Corp.


November 10, 2014 5:03 pm ET

Building products producer and distributor Patrick Industries Inc. has expanded its plastic components business by acquiring Charleston Corp.

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Plastic turf makers eye new markets


November 6, 2014 12:04 pm ET

Trying to stay one step ahead of the competition, savvy players in China's burgeoning artificial turf sector are making the plunge into overseas markets.

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Ameriform plans $7.5 million expansion


October 16, 2014 12:57 pm ET

Ameriform Inc. has earmarked $7.5 million to expand its thermoforming, extrusion and rotational molding operations in Muskegon, Mich.

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US production of premium golf balls gives Bridgestone an edge


October 1, 2014 1:12 pm ET

Bridgestone Golf Inc.'s recent decision to produce all of its premium golf balls at its Covington, Ga., facility makes for not just a good manufacturing story, but also an excellent marketing one as well, according to a company executive.

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ATI strikes gold with bowling pinsetter production


September 26, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Heavy-duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins netted three awards for Associated Thermoforming Inc. in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference.

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Mountain biker turns to polyurethane skin to cover two-wheel investment


September 22, 2014 2:01 pm ET

An Australian mountain biker keen to protect an expensive new purchase is converting the two-wheel world to his polyurethane product.

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Firewire rides aerospace materials to new surfboard design


September 17, 2014 2:18 pm ET

Surfboard manufacturer Firewire Surfboards Ltd. has developed a new board design it says is more flexible than its predecessor designs.

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Kayak maker Confluence taking on a broader outdoor products business focus


August 26, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Canoe and kayak rotational molder Confluence Watersports Co. has a new owner and a new name — Confluence Outdoor Co. — that reflects a broader focus on full-service outdoor recreation.

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Polycarbonate training device help swimmers go for the gold


August 26, 2014 12:17 pm ET

A strange-looking Australian-designed polycarbonate swimming training device has helped an Aussie swimmer win gold at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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