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US plastics sector shows strong growth, but smaller trade surplus


December 11, 2014 12:47 pm ET

The U.S. plastics industry had a lot going its way in 2013, due in large part to its globally competitive resin sector.

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Appliance market boosted by NAFTA, energy efficiencies


November 19, 2014 3:30 pm ET

Changing global trade patterns, a maturing market, environmental concerns and innovation were all key forces that have shaped the appliance sector in the past 25 years.

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Reshoring trend seen in machine sales for KraussMaffei in US


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

So far, 2014 is going really well for machinery major KraussMaffei Group.

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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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Chinese mold makers say they don't worry about reshoring trends


September 23, 2014 12:05 pm ET

Reshoring may be a hot topic in U.S. manufacturing circles, but the mid-level and small players putting in appearances at this year's AsiaMold in Guangzhou were taking a wait-and-see approach.

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Toy maker, supplier in settlement talks


September 23, 2014 2:31 pm ET

Taiwan-based toy manufacturer Sales Chief Enterprise Co. Ltd. and U.S.-based toy vendor Redman & Associates LLC are attempting to resolve a contract dispute that is holding up delivery of some products ahead of the holiday buying season.

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Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight


September 15, 2014 3:18 pm ET

An Arkansas toy supplier is suing a Taiwan-based manufacturer for breach of contract and other civil allegations in a legal dispute that not only threatened delivery of some battery-operated, ride-on cars to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., but is being...

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Enor expanding in S.C., moving toy production to U.S. from China


August 20, 2014 4:01 pm ET

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has convinced toy producer Enor Corp. to expand U.S. production at the expense of sourcing from China.

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Oyo's reshoring means it can respond to plays on and off field


July 15, 2014 1:58 pm ET

When a major sports event, like the Major League All-Stars game is rapidly approaching, OYO Sportstoys Inc. needs to act fast. That's why the company has moved most of its production of plastic sports action mini-figures back to the United States.

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Wal-Mart opens its doors to US-made products


July 9, 2014 12:13 pm ET

UPDATED: For manufacturers, it can be a challenge to crack into the world's biggest retailer, but Wal-Mart made it easier on July 8 by hosting its first-ever “Made In the USA” open call — and about half of the 500-plus suppliers...

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