- Plastics Machinery Shipments Rise Sharply in Q3
Business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and thermoforming equipment) improved smartly in the third quarter of 2013. According to statistics compiled and reported by the Committee on Equipment Statistics of the Society of the Plastics Industry, shipments of primary plastics equipment for reporting companies totaled an estimated $3276 million in Q3.
- SPI Lauds US General Services Administration's Green Building Recommendation to The Department of Energy
On October 25th, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) endorsed both the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes 2010 and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 as systems to measure environmental performance in the construction and renovation of federal facilities. GSA manages over 9,600 facilities and more than 354 million square feet of space.
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