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M&A in the Time of COVID-19

by Todd Parsapour, investment banking managing director, Stout The global pandemic has dramatically affected people, governments and businesses during the past year. Many companies have...

Manufacturers Losing the Battle Against Healthcare Insurance Companies

by Troy Nix, executive director, MAPP America’s insurance company giants receive billions and billions of dollars in profit, yet the cost of providing health insurance...

Blast from the Past: A Return to 1990s Economics

by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence Remember grunge? Did you once sport a look featuring Doc Martens, dark flannel shirts and torn jeans...
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Successful Transition: Leadership Changes in a Pandemic

by Brittany Willes, writer, Plastics Business To say that 2020 will go down as one of the most difficult years in recent history is hardly...

Association News: 2021 Issue 2

Plastics Business Welcome Ian Gjertson Ian Gjertson is the newest member of the MAPP team. Gjertson will assist with the benchmarking program. After spending nearly a...
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View from 30 Feet: From Surviving the Resin Shortage to a Zero-Scrap Footprint:...

By Marcella Kates, director of marketing, MAPP While the resin shortages are affecting supply chains all over the world, one Indiana molder’s venture into repelletizing...

Five Places to be on the Lookout for Fraud

by Christina Solomon, CPA/CVV, CFE, CGMA and Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP, Mueller Prost Fraud takes on many forms, resulting in substantial financial losses...
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Finding Waste on the Plant Floor

by Liz Stevens, contributing writer, Plastics Business Jedd Smith is the director of quality and operations at EirMed in Menomonie, Wisconsin. EirMed specializes in the...
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Additive Manufacturing: Emerging into a Post-COVID World

by Lara Copeland, contributing writer, Plastics Business Additive manufacturing has been on the scene for more than three decades. As a constantly evolving industry, the...
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15 Years of Plastics Business Magazine

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Plastics Business I love a good celebration, and this issue of Plastics Business gives us a reason to break out the...

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