CLEVELAND (Jan. 11)—Three consulting companies have combined their resources and services to create a new firm, Polymer Consulting Associates. Polymer Transaction Advisors Inc., Danicose Inc. and Hile Management Consulting formed the new business to market their broad range of corporate development, sales and marketing, operations consulting, and financial services as a "one-stop corporate consulting shop" aimed strictly at the polymer industry, according to William Ridenour, managing partner for Polymer Transaction. Polymer Transaction is a merger/acquisition and strategic alliance adviser. Danicose provides operations management, strategic planning and "turn-around" management services. Hile Management provides testing, research and consulting services.