We've made it to the end of February!
For those of us at the 2023 Executive Forum — hope you have a fantastic day ahead of networking and definitely come and say hi!
Now into the issue: Our centerpiece focuses on Entek Manufacturing's new phase of growth as they prepare to open a $15 million machining plant near Las Vegas. Planning is also underway for a $1.5 billion lithium-ion battery film separator plant in Indiana, writes Managing Editor Rhoda Miel.
Bulldog Pipe is investing nearly $7 million to renovate a vacant industrial site in North Carolina. The fledgling company got its start just a few months into the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. It extrudes high density polyethylene pipe for telecom, power utility, electrical and the oil and gas markets.
Last week was a big week for some public policy matters. A potential nationwide bottle bill found its lightning in a bottle moment last week as industry and environmental groups reach across the table to find some common ground on the issue. Steve Toloken also reported that the U.S. Plastics Pact is lagging behind on their own targets for recycled content in plastic packaging, meaning that it won't meet all of their 2025 goals.