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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chase Plastics partners with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics

Chase Plastics partners with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics
Clarkston-based Chase Plastics — a North American distributor of engineered, specialty and commodity thermoplastics— continues to grow through a new partnership with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp., a leading global supplier of polycarbonates, PC alloys, specialty nylons and polybutylene terephthalate products with manufacturing capabilities. Its thermoplastic materials exhibit an array of performance metrics, from gamma ray and flame resistance to exceptional tensile strength, which makes them well suited for medical, electronic, automotive, metal-to-plastic applications and more.
Chase Plastics distributes more than 5,000 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers. For more information, visit chaseplastics.com.

‘Plan It’ magazine debuts this fall

Joe Cornell Entertainment is launching a new event-planning publication, Plan It! Magazine, which will debut Oct. 3 at its eighth annual Joe Cornell Event Planning Expo at the West Bloomfield Jewish Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 248-356-6000.

Grimm named chairman, CEO and president of Grede Holdings

Grede Holdings LLC recently appointed Douglas J. Grimm as chairman, chief executive officer and president of the company. Grede was formed in February by the combination of substantially all the assets of the former Milwaukee-based Grede Foundries, Inc. and Citation Corp., based in Novi. Grimm was instrumental in the formation of the new company.
Grimm is a 26-year industry veteran, having served as president and CEO of Citation Corporation and previously serving as vice president for Visteon, Metaldyne and Dana. Grimm began his career at Chrysler Corporation where he served in several management roles within the procurement and supply office.

Firm has six ‘Super Lawyers

Six attorneys from Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C., in Birmingham have been selected for inclusion in Law and Politics Media Inc.’s list of “SuperLawyers 2010.” They are  Robert S. Bick, James P. Cunningham, Robert B. Labe, John F. Mills, Thomas G. Plunkett and Richard D. Rattner. In addition, Richard E. Rassel, III has been selected for inclusion in Law and Politics Media Inc.’s list of “Rising Stars 2010.”

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