Cautious Optimism is Overwhelmed by Economic Shock and Uncertainty

by Greg Alonso, principal, Plante Moran The 2020 calendar year began with a solid, consumer-driven US economy, historically low unemployment and rising wages. The prevailing...

CARES Act Provides Relief to Plastics Processors

by Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP, Mueller Prost On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act...

The COVID-19 Effect: Preparing Your Business for a ‘New Normal’

by Laurie Harbour, president and CEO, Harbour Results The COVID-19 pandemic has made one thing clear: Not every manufacturer is going to come out of...

COVID-19: Business Policies and Best Practices

by Ashley Turrell, membership & analytics director, MAPP When the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) asked plastics executives to rank their top priorities for...

What Will the Economic Aftermath Look Like?

by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence Editor’s Note: This article was written on April 16, 2020. The status of the global economy has altered...

Surviving an OSHA Inspection

Coordinated by Liz Stevens, contributing writer, Plastics Business Chris Whitehorne, director of safety at professional services company US Compliance, shares his extensive, valuable knowledge and...
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The Importance of Training for Plastics Companies

by Andy Routsis, president, Routsis Training Plastics are not simple. Many interactions and variables complicate the entire process. The best processors have a workforce with...
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Not Your Typical Business Podcasts

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Plastics Business I have a love/hate relationship with podcasts. I love the ease of them, and it’s great to be...
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Molding the Market: The Future of Medical Resins

by Brittany Willes, contributing writer, Plastics Business Healthcare in all its various forms is a hot topic in today’s uncertain climate. While many are focusing...
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Spring Cleaning in the Tool Room: Five Jobs to Do Now

by Bryan Whitaker, technical manager, iD Additives The tool room can be a low priority on the organizational totem pole, but a few simple steps...
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