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Düsseldorf, Germany — The Chinese manufacturer of Bole injection molding machinery has opened a U.S. headquarters in Stow, Ohio, near Akron, and hired Alfred Rak as president and CEO. Rak said Bole Machinery Inc. began operations about a year ago in a 25,000-square-foot building. The facility has about 30 Bole injection molding presses in stock. “The concept is we have enough machines on stock for immediate supply, immediate demands, No. 1. No. 2, we have the availability of parts needed, service and sales,” Rak said in an interview at the K show at the booth of Ningbo Shuangma Machinery Industry Co. Ltd., which makes Bole-brand presses. The company hired Rak, who has a long machinery work history in Europe and the United States, in June. Rak said a team from China had already located the U.S. headquarters in Stow. It’s a good location in Ohio, a center of the plastics industry, and near the important U.S. automotive sector, he said. Bole Machinery has five employees, including two salespeople and two service technicians, but the firm is recruiting more people in those positions, Rak said. The operation has eight exclusive sales agents, all of them east of the ...

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