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China's education evolution leaves door open for plastics apprenticeships


July 15, 2014 3:03 pm ET

My father didn't get to go to college after high school, thanks to the Cultural Revolution that left China's educational system in disarray.

Plastics Pioneers change scholarship program


May 9, 2014 3:03 pm ET

MCHENRY, ILL. — The Plastics Pioneers Association has changed the awarding of its scholarship program from a disbursement of 10 or more at $3,000 each year, to ongoing, endowed scholarships at specific leading plastics schools.

UMass Lowell heading composites consortium


May 9, 2014 3:08 pm ET

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is heading a consortium to develop a technology roadmap to accelerate the rise of the U.S. polymer composites manufacturing industry.

First Swain scholarship awarded


May 9, 2014 11:52 am ET

The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation in McHenry, Ill., has awarded the first Robert D. Swain Scholarship to Lupe Ayala Ortiz of Woodstock, Ill.

RJG plans open house at new Georgia training center


March 26, 2014 2:49 pm ET

RJG Inc. will hold an open house April 22 at its new office and training center in Woodstock, Ga., to serve the Southeast.

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Walter begins 2-year term as president of trade group MAPP


March 6, 2014 11:42 am ET

Mike Walter, the new president of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors, points to interaction as a key benefit for members.

Toray pledges $2 million to proposed campus engineering project


February 28, 2014 2:25 pm ET

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is pledging $2 million to help the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering remake its campus through a $125 million capital project.

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What sort of entry-level workers are we getting from the millennial generation?


February 24, 2014 11:02 am ET

Is it tough to manage today's entry-level employees? Plenty of plastics company managers seem to think so.

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Freudenberg program helps to fill need for engineers


February 11, 2014 12:01 pm ET

PLYMOUTH, MICH. — It will take 24 months and thousands of miles of travel for Alexander Turkan to find his dream job.

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Akron engineers awarded $400,000 for research


February 3, 2014 2:35 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — University of Akron polymer engineers were awarded $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to advance their research on a new class of sensors.

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