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Williamston man to become Plastics Hall of Fame Inductee

By Bekum America Corporation | February 9, 2018

Click  HERE   to see the original article at the Lansing State Journal WILLIAMSTON — Martin Stark keeps plastic bottles next to family photos in his office. His company, Bekum America, builds plastic blow molding machines. Some of them can churn out thousands of shampoo bottles in a single day. Stark’s office collection is a just a small sample of products Bekum…

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Martin Stark Selected for Induction into Plastics Hall of Fame

By Bekum America Corporation | January 17, 2018

Induction Ceremonies to be Held on May 6, 2018 in Orlando, Florida   (Williamston-MI) – Martin Stark, Chairman of BEKUM America Corporation has been selected for induction into the Plastics Hall of Fame by the Plastics Industry Association.  Mr. Stark’s selection to the prestigious Hall of Fame is a crowning achievement in a 48-year professional…

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NPE 2018

By Bekum America Corporation | November 6, 2017

Join Us at NPE 2018 Our booth will be in the West Hall, #W2127. We will also have a second booth in the South Hall #S14053

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U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop visits Bekum

By Bekum America Corporation | September 22, 2017

A global machinery manufacturer rooted in Williamston, Bekum America hosted Congressman Bishop for a tour of their facility followed by a discussion on several economic issues in Congress. Bekum is known for their quality plastic blow-molding machinery, selling equipment and parts to companies across a variety of industries, including autos, food and beverage, and sporting…

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From Bakery to Bekum

By Bekum America Corporation | June 13, 2017

MARTIN STARK was miserable. New to America, and with limited English, he started working the overnight shift in a Chicago-area bakery when a newspaper advice columnist recommended he contact Battenfeld Corp. of America because it might be hiring. PDF file: Read More…

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Michael Mehnert Interview

By Bekum America Corporation | December 15, 2016

Quo vadis? So, where is BEKUM heading now, Mr. Mehnert? Interview with Michael Mehnert, Managing Partner of BEKUM Berlin (Germany), 11/16/2016: A generational change has taken place at the blow-moulding machine manufacturer BEKUM. Michael Mehnert (34), the youngest son of company founder Gottfried Mehnert, is assuming responsibility for the Group as the second-generation owner. Dipl.-Ing.…

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Plastics News: Bekum builds its future on knowledge gained from past

By Bekum America Corporation | November 8, 2016

Bekum builds its future on knowledge gained from its past A small blow molding machine built in 1958 by Gottfried Mehnert put Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH on the path to success in its founding year. Numerous patents and developments followed, changing the industry and solidifying the Berlin-based company’s position as a pioneer in extrusion blow molding…

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Newsletter

By Bekum America Corporation | November 7, 2016

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New West Coast Independent Manufacturer’s Representative

By Bekum America Corporation | January 3, 2016

BEKUM America Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of: Kim Shipway K&S Plastics, LLC Scottsdale, AZ.  as BEKUM’s exclusive Independent Manufacturer’s Representative for its West Coast territory, to include the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.  This appointment is effective immediately.  Mr. Shipway holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Milwaukee…

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New President

By Bekum America Corporation | January 2, 2016

Bekum America Corporation proudly announces the appointment of Steven D. London to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2016. Previously, Mr. London held the position of Executive Vice President and C.O.O. Mr. London earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Ferris State University and an MBA from the…

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