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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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Minnesota blow molder adding space and equipment


August 15, 2014 10:10 am ET

Blow Molded Specialties Inc. is expanding its capacity, taking over a nearby building to add 25,000 square feet of space for more molding and assembly.

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Extruder Reschcor building new Indiana plant


August 4, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Plastics extruder Reschcor Inc. is building an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bristol, Ind., just nine miles away from its current location, to accommodate business growth and its work force of 80 employees.

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DuPont resins help take Nike golf balls 'Fore!'ward


July 25, 2014 1:07 pm ET

It may be difficult to imagine just how much science, not to mention rubber and plastic components, go into a golf ball. But global giant DuPont Co. believes that it has found the holy grail of golf balls with a new product comprised of ionomer...

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