Paulson Cuts Ribbon On New Training Facility

Paulson Training Programs Inc., Chester, Conn., last month opened a new 9000 ft² injection molding training facility located in Tampa, Fla.

Paulson Training Programs Inc., Chester, Conn., last month opened a new 9000 ft² injection molding training facility located in Tampa, Fla. The Technical Center will have expert injection molding instructors leading certification courses with hands-on machine time, a QC lab, a computer lab and multiple classrooms making for what Paulson describes as an "unbeatable, comprehensive training experience."

The Tech Center will hold small class sizes of 16, including up to six computer stations in the computer lab that will offer Paulson’s leading online courses as well as Paulson’s state-of-the-art injection molding simulation technology. Four injection molding machines will be included in the large production area. Notes Craig Paulson, president and co-founder of Paulson Training Programs (top photo, second from left), “Some of the machines we plan to have will be state-of-the-art, fully instrumented molding machines, but others will be more ‘real-world’—the kind of machines our students will be going back to their plant to operate.”

He adds, “The demand for more training, especially custom training has increased exponentially. We decided a dedicated training facility could better support our customers. They’ve been asking for more hands-on machine time in our Plastics Academy seminars.”

Mike Eikenberry, Paulson’s senior instructor (photo), elaborates, “I’ve been Paulson’s lead instructor for five years now, traveling around the country teaching, and some facilities have machines and some do not. In order to get the real feel of how the plastic interacts with the machine you really do need to include machine time in training. It makes all the difference.”

Courses and Certification programs that will be taught at the Tech Center include ProMolder 1&2, Managing a Molding Plant, Molding Process–Setup Optimization, Data Driven Molding and a three-week-long intensive molding class for advanced learners is currently being developed and will be offered.

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