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RJG, Inc., Traverse City, Mich., recently acknowledged two companies for their commitment RJG Master Molder Certification program.
Matt Groleau, chairman of RJG, presented the award to Mike Zacharias, president, on behalf of Extreme Tool and Engineering in Wakefield, Mich.; and to Mark Sturtevandt, president, and John Porter, v.p. operations, on behalf of iMARK Molding in Woodville, Wis. The awards were presented at the MAPP Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. this October.
“RJG has been a strong industry partner for Extreme Tool for over 10 years," said Zacharias. "Our initial introduction to them was via our own clients, but we realized very quickly that RJG was exactly the kind of company we try to align with from a technology, training, and support standpoint. Quite simply, we would not be the company we are today without their support. We have been a RJG certified mold build and tryout shop for over 10 years, and I can't imagine looking forward without them beside us. We are very proud of this award, appreciate it, and look forward to creating additional client successes together."
Add iMARK'S Porter: “RJG’s technology and training capability has helped transform iMARK into a top tier injection molder second to none! Monitoring cavity pressure and actual press outputs has had a meaningful impact on our business, profitability and in the knowledge and confidence our technical people possess. The skill and knowledge learned in the Systematic Molding and Decoupled ll Molding Workshop classes apply directly to initial process development, validation and process monitoring in production. It gives our customers tremendous confidence in our capability. Our people are extremely proud of the recognition from RJG that this award acknowledges and all of the hard work that went into earning it!. Personally, I have worked with few companies that have such a robust training capability and outstanding technical support as RJG and we look forward to staying abreast with the new technologies they bring forward."
The Master Molder program was developed more than 10 years ago under the guidance of Norm Ward, an RJG consultant, who saw a great need in the industry for a training program and tools that would bridge the gap between classroom instruction and implementing what was learned on the production floor. Over the years the Master Molder certification program has evolved into the industry standard for injection molding processing training. Both companies were chosen to receive this award because of their dedication to improving the skill levels of their employees. RJG plans to continue with the award program as an annual event.