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  • Thermoforming: Chicago-style

    Issue: November 2015

    In the business world, who you know is often as important as what you know. For Paul V. Alongi, CEO and founder of Maac Machinery Corp., which makes heavy-gauge, [more]

  • Klouda is a cut above the rest

    Issue: October 2015

    When Roger Klouda joined the family mold-making business, his first job was to polish an aluminum mold. "After one hour of polishing, I had created [more]

  • Forgash leads the family business

    Issue: September 2015

    For Tony Forgash Jr., machine design has always been a family affair. After completing an engineering program in college, he went to a tool and die apprentice [more]

  • Master of reinvention

    Issue: August 2015

    For Arthur P. Haag, president and CEO of Neutrex Inc., slowing down after a distinguished career in the specialty chemicals industry was just not part [more]

  • Embracing the difficult

    Issue: July 2015

    Mark G. Sellers knew in high school that he wanted to run his own business. Through the Junior Achievement program, he met someone who steered him into [more]

  • Engineer at heart

    Issue: June 2015

    As a young salesman in Iraq, Helmar Franz kept his head down and sold injection molding machines while missiles fired from Iran flew overhead. A few years [more]

  • Man of principles

    Issue: May 2015

    Jere Irwin learned the art of machining at a young age and has an enduring respect for the craft. He spends much of his time every day roaming around the [more]

  • Finding the recycling recipe

    Issue: April 2015

      Dennis Denton is working with his second heart, but there is no doubt this one is also firmly fixed in the plastics recycling industry.     [more]

  • Maguire's all work and no play — the way he likes it

    Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Most people find their life's work in two or three tries. It took Steve Maguire 24 tries. But once he built his first piece of auxiliary equipment [more]

  • A Better Thermoformer

    Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Tom Mohs' first job after college gave him a glimpse of the thermoforming industry. He saw inexpensive machines and cheap tooling producing crude [more]