William Binnie, founder of Carlisle Plastics Inc. -- once a major film extruder, blow molder and injection molder -- is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate, according to this story from Foster's Daily Democrat in Dover, N.H. Binnie is considering running for the Republican nomination, according to the report. The seat is being vacated by former Gov. Judd Gregg, who joined the Senate in 1993. Binnie didn't have much to say. It's "premature to discuss anything" about the run, he told the newspaper. Carlisle was a publicly traded company that was a major manufacturer of film and sheet -- including trash bags -- plus injection molded coat hangers, blow molded milk bottles, and other products. Tyco International Ltd. bought the company in 1996 for $130 million. Today Binnie runs Carlisle Capital Corp., a real estate investment and advisory firm, according to the report. He told the Daily Democrat that he rose from "humble beginnings," moving to the United States from Scotland with his family at age 5. "The son of a janitor, he worked as a mechanic to pay his way through two Harvard degrees," the story notes. Binnie has never run for public office, and he faces opposition in the primary.
Former plastics executive may run for U.S. Senate
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