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On September 18, 2014, OSHA published its final rule that revises requirements for reporting work-related fatalities and severe injuries. In addition to expanding reporting requirements, the revised OSHA rule modifies the list of employers that must routinely keep records of work-related injuries. These updates, which are outlined below, will take effect on January 1, 2015. […]

AKRON, Ohio – Big manufacturing and polymer news out of Akron, Ohio has been happening since the days when tire spokes were made of wood. Goodyear and Firestone are just a couple of the well-known companies who have sought engineers at The University of Akron for generations. The University of Akron is making news again, as […]

It’s not uncommon to see Ohio polymer companies making news. The last couple of weeks are no exception! As a nation-wide polymer industry leader, Ohio has never been a state of polymer slackers. Recently, these stories were in the forefront of polymer industry news. Ohio Polymer Companies Making News Plastic Technologies Inc. Plastic Technologies, Inc (PTI) of Holland, […]

Upcoming industry events for the month of May!

Social media is becoming more and more popular among manufacturers, and not just the big guys either. Smaller companies are engaging in the use of these popular networks to reach their customers, show off new products, and collaborate.

Could your organization benefit by accessing programs designed to maximize profitability and efficiency? Would learning more about how to access valuable savings in everything from the research and development to production phases of your manufacturing business help in any way? It’s difficult to imagine how to not answer these questions affirmatively. That’s why it’s important […]

Invaluable industry feedback will be used to develop a collective and clear industry-driven strategy that will serve as a technology roadmap to help guide technology centers, technical organizations, academia, and government as they work to support and grow the Ohio polymer industry.

Are you curious to learn more about mind-blowing 3D printing technology and the not-to-be-missed International Plastics Showcase in Orlando, Florida? The February Polymer News roundup will clue you in to what’s going on with everything polymer-related in Ohio, and much more.

On January 1, 2014, Bruce Fawcett became PolymerOhio’s new Executive Director, replacing CEO Wayne Earley and President Joe Jacomet, both of whom retired on December 31, 2013. Bruce comes to PolymerOhio with more than 30 years of broad business experience in a variety of industries, working in organizations large and small.

Recent news that eastern Ohio’s natural gas deposits could be worth $20 billion was big news when Gov. John Kasich announced this prediction recently in conjunction with the jobs potential it represents. His much-quoted line, “I don’t want any foreigners working on wellheads…that is, people who come from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky, and those distant foreigners from Texas,” spurred humor and a tone of seriousness. Although Ohio is a long way from a massive natural gas industry, the U.S. Geological Survey did update its estimates in August 2011 for the Marcellus Shale region underlying New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, saying it contains 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation would play a key role in the Marcellus Shale venture.

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