This is proof positive that every picture does, indeed, tell a story, and it's a welcome tale in the injection molding community. Michael Ladney, former owner of Gain Technologies Inc., joined John Heasman of archrival Cinpres Ltd., for an amicable chat during a lull at the recent Structural Plastics 2000 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gain of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Cinpres of Tamworth, England, have spent more time in court in recent years — acrimoniously suing and countersuing each other over patents related to the gas-assisted injection molding process — than they have exchanging pleasantries.
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