Leominster, Mass., used to be known as Comb City. Despite competition from around the world, the city still has a healthy plastics industry. That's the word from Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella, who was inaugurated yesterday and is beginning his 17th year in office. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette wrote that "Aisles in the John R. Tata auditorium at City Hall last night were lined with plastic -- everything from laundry baskets to high-tech silicone lenses -- as a point of pride for Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella during the city's annual inauguration." "Leominster has a great work ethic," Mazzarella said, noting that despite much of the plastics industry moving overseas, many companies remain in the city. Leominster was one of the cities that Plastics News profiled in 2007 for our "Celebrating a Century of Plastics" special report. Check out the story, "China tough competition for Comb City molders," for more background on the city's place in plastics history.
Plastics alive and well in Leominister
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