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July, 2011

R&B Plastics Machinery Hosts Local Congressman

July 18th, 2011

RB Plastics MachineryBy Rhoda Miel of PlasticsNews.com (original article)

SALINE, MICH. (July 18, 2011) — A typical work schedule sees U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg attending meetings, hearings and floor action on the House of Representatives at least two out of every three weeks.

So when he’s away from Washington, D.C., the Republican said it is important for him to take advantage of visits like the one July 18 he had at R&B Plastics Machinery LLC in Saline, to get a ground-level perspective on manufacturing and how political decisions affect R&B and other companies.
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Manufacturing Roundtable to be held at R&B Plastics Machinery: Congressman Tim Walberg to speak at July 18 morning event

July 12th, 2011

Tim WalbergSaline, MI – U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) will visit R&B Plastics Machinery LLC on Monday, July 18, 2011 as part of a Manufacturing Roundtable with Saline-area companies. He will speak about his role in Washington, D.C. as a Subcommittee Chairman overseeing efforts to prevent job-killing regulations. He also wants to learn about issues impacting companies in the seventh Congressional District of Michigan. The Manufacturing Roundtable is being organized by Al Hodge, president, to showcase manufacturers’ common concerns as well as product diversity.
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Worn Reciprocating Extruder Screws – What’s the big deal?

July 11th, 2011

In reciprocating blow molding, most processors fail to identify the signs that the recip extruder screw is beginning to wear. Some such signs is having to run the plastic extruder screw at a faster RPM than normal, beginning to see un-melts in the container, and the tail length of the container’s flash begins to vary – are all certain signs of screw wear.

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