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Machinist and Production Process

At our company, we have skilled craftsmen and machinists who are trained on a consistent basis. We have several machinist onsite as well as millwrights, who perform certain hands-on maintenance tasks including leveling, aligning and installing machinery. In terms of … Continue reading

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The Current Status of Resin Prices for Various Thermoplastics

We offer competitive pricing on different thermoplastic extrusions, primarily using Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE) to name a few.  As the prices change, it reflects in our pricing. Most prime grades of polyethylene … Continue reading

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Digital Signage Market in 2014

Technology plays a huge part in point of purchase (POP) displays now more than ever, and it’s actually put a fun new spin on POP displays, as there are so many different ways to make products stand out through the … Continue reading

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Frosted LED Lenses

Frosted LED lenses are acrylic light lenses that come out of an extrusion die with a textured surface similar to sandblasting. The material reacts when heated to create a texture/frosted surface.  This frosted surface diffuses the light of the LED. … Continue reading

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Retail Point-of-Purchase Displays Made of Extruded Plastics Really ‘POP’ as They’re Working Overtime This Holiday Selling Season…

Retailers have a shorter holiday selling season this year, with Thanksgiving happening so late this month. Businesses, big and small, are lamenting the lack of time to make more sales. One recent article from MoneyNews.com says, “U.S. retailers have little … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Pick the Right Polymer if you’re in the Auto Manufacturing Industry!

Auto Industry Growth Will Drive Demand For More Extruded Plastic Products The pace of production in the auto industry is picking up: According to Bloomberg.com, “The U.S. auto market is poised for a fifth straight year of growth for just … Continue reading

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The Importance of STEM Education—For Us, Our Country, and Our Future

It’s widely recognized that one of the reasons American manufacturing has made a comeback—and one of the main ways to ensure it will continue—is through innovation.  An industry that is constantly growing, looking to the future, and making concrete progress … Continue reading

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5 trends that are changing the face of technology in manufacturing

Manufacturing technology has been on a constant uptick for several months, and information and automation systems are becoming more desirable. There’s been a constant increase in demand for robotic systems, supervisory controls, information management systems, and more. There are several … Continue reading

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The Importance of Quality Assurance

In every industry, customer service and quality assurance are crucial to the success of a business.  This is especially true in manufacturing—for every company and/or product, there are a handful of competitors to whom clients can turn should something go … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Post-Extrusion Processes

Did you know that a wide variety of additional operations can be applied to plastic products as they emerge from dies in their extruded form? Approximately 65% of all plastics in use today pass through an extruder, and post-extrusion processes … Continue reading

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