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Plastic markers help to get sports fields in competition shape faster


March 16, 2015 12:35 pm ET

When the snow from this particularly brutal winter finally melts, golfers, baseball players and the like may have Markers Inc. products to thank for helping their local course or field get into playing shape quickly.

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Polaris Industries factory in Alabama will house injection molding


January 12, 2015 5:35 pm ET

Polaris Industries Inc. is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to the southeastern United States with plans to build a 600,000-square-foot facility in Huntsville, Ala., to focus on off-road vehicle production.

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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