Going back to Heavy Metal's college days, the idea of unending growth based on ever-faster consumption of finite natural resources — coal, oil, natural gas and things like that — rubbed Metal the wrong way. At some point, it all falls apart.
What used to be handled with a fist fight out by the loading dock now too often ends in a mass shooting. An angry worker who was fired. Angry ex-husbands or ex-wives. Scott Lowry's message: Have a plan and coordinate with local emergency responders — in advance.
Private equity shoppers are still active in the plastics machinery world, but the surprise news that Hillenbrand Inc. is buying Milacron Holdings Corp. — both of them industrial companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange — signals the moves by big public companies to build plastics technology groups is far from over
Adams Manufacturing has declared June 21 as National Adirondack Day. Just like National Hangover Day, Cuddle Up Day and Thesaurus Day. (Actually, those last two sound pretty good. … Full confession: Heavy Metal loves to cuddle. And did you really think Metal has a naturally great vocabulary?)
Ah, Spring! Flowers in bloom. About time to cut the grass after you watch that final season of "Game of Thrones." But here's the best part: Once again it's time for the Plastics News Processor of the Year Award!