This week we continue our series of discussions with leaders of plastics and polymer technology companies who are making good things happen in our industry. Recently I had the pleasure to speak with Kirk Winstead, president of U.S. operations of size-reduction equipment supplier Rapid Granulator. Over the past 70 years, Rapid has delivered more than 100,000 granulators around the world, and still counting.
Winstead says that they are seeing strength around the globe. "The U.S. is extremely strong right now, but so is much of Europe. Germany in particular is off the hook." They are seeing activity from some unlikely places as well. "We just received orders from Portugal and Ireland, for example," noted Winstead.