MassPlastics report: New players emerge as the regional industry evolves


MassPlastics opened this week in Fitchburg, MA as a smaller show than it was a few years ago, but one that was much more clearly focused on the New England region.

When it was positioned as a mini-national exhibition located in north-central Massachusetts, the booth space was dominated by many of the same name players that dwarf the National Plastics Exposition every three years.

Front-and-center at the entrance at this year's show was a large booth occupied by Absolute Machinery Co. of Worcester, MA, which opened its first plant space in 2006 and doubled in size to 50,000 square feet in 2009.

The Absolute Group sells reconditioned and warrantied surplus injection molding machinery, and new machines produced by Haitian in China and Germany. ...
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