| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:12 AM
ELKHART - Elkhart Plastics Inc. is looking for machine operators and trimmers for all shifts. Shift premiums are in play and entry-level positions are available.
A hiring event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at WorkOne Elkhart County, 430...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Behind an art museum's gleaming galleries lies the off-limits and uninviting space that can hold as much as 95% of its collection: storage.
These spaces are often packed with hundreds or even thousands of paintings, decorative art objects and other...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:23 AM
PETOSKEY — The American Legion Department of Michigan's Economic Committee recently honored Petoskey Plastics with a National Economic Award for medium-sized businesses (those with 51-200 employees).
These awards recognize companies that have a...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Little by little, Fort St. Joseph, the outpost built by French soldiers and their Indian allies that stood for 90 years and pre-dated modern-day Niles by roughly half a century, continues to give up its secrets.
In doing so, it also sheds...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A gilded 19th-century Japanese soup tureen.
A miniature French cabinet handsomely crafted of various woods.
A dramatic boat-shaped basket incorporating copper and bamboo root.
These are just a few of the decorative and historical items that grace...
| Aug 7, 2013
Science reporter Abby Olena was writing about researchers hunting microplastics in Lake Michigan. The Tribune photo desk separately sought to photograph a flotilla of tall ships inbound for Chicago.
As it happened, a group of collaborating scientists...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:03 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Already ravaged by toxic algae, invasive mussels and industrial pollution, the Great Lakes now confront another potential threat that few had even imagined until recently: untold millions of plastic litter bits, some...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
John Franzone Jr., founder of a Hunt Valley plastics manufacturing company who combined his love of the outdoors with flying, died July 19 of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 93.
The son of parents from Italy and Scotland, John Franzone Jr. was...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Mercury in fish! BPA in food-storage containers! We hear so much about toxic compounds that reach our food that it's easy to become afraid of eating, well, anything. But it's important to keep things in perspective and to remember that there are simple...
| Jul 1, 2013
George R. Frank, a Baltimore businessman, packaging executive and philanthropist, died Friday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
He was 88.
"George was serious, had his principles, knew what he wanted and worked very...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Nathalie Van der Baan's 8-year-old daughter, Julie, has always had a knack for art, and this summer her creativity and skill will be on display during a Laguna Beach tradition.
The second-grade student at Top of the World Elementary School created a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:05 AM
In my last column, I shared the standard definitions of biomass, bioproducts, bioenergy and biofuels. You may recall that the definition of bioproducts is extremely broad because it encompasses all products made with living material: food, feed, fiber,...