Japanese equipment giant Yamaha has acquired a Milwaukee plastic fuel tank rotational molder to shore up its U.S. boating motors unit. Yamaha Motor Corp. said June 19 that it bought Kracor Inc. and will fold it into Yamaha Marine Systems Co. of Kennesaw, Ga. Kracor was founded and owned by rotomolding guru George Kraemar. Kracor funs five multi-armed rotational molding lines and employs about 30, Kraemar said in a phone interview.
Diverse plastics processor Alpha Plastics Solutions Inc. has spent about $1 million to expand and upgrade its factory in Muskego, Wis.Alpha President and owner Tim Hogan said his firm recently installed a 360-ton Haitian horizontal injection press and another, a 528-tonner, will arrive at the plant the week of June 19. "We want to remain competitive in the market with efficiencies, to stay current with technology," Hogan said in a telephone interview.
Automotive injection molder Techniplas LLC is establishing an additive manufacturing center to speed up product development as it digitizes its operations across the board. "It's coming to life as we speak," said Avi Reichental, CEO of the new Techniplas Digital business unit, in a phone interview. "It's the future of short-run manufacturing," he predicted. Manufacturing in the future will be a hybrid of traditional and new methods, he said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".