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Injection Molding

RJG Opens New Training Lab in Germany

RJG Germany GmbH opened its new training lab on Jan. 1, 2020, including a classroom that seats up to 20 students and a fully-equipped lab for hands-on experience.
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Consumer Products

Exact Metrology Set to Open New Center in Illinois

Exact Metrology’s new facility will serve as a training, support, contract measurement and sales center.
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Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Training Program Launches New App to Serve Mobile Device Users

Routsis Training has launched the new LMSBridge app on iOS and Android to give users on mobile devices learning experience optimized for various platforms.
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Post-Industrial Recycling

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Named First Region for Every Bottle Back Initiative

Overall, nearly $3 million will be invested in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as part of the Every Bottle Back initiative including in infrastructure, MRF improvements, access, education to single-family and multifamily homes.
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Creating a Workforce That Works

At NPE 2018, workforce development was a key topic for attendees, exhibitors and the Plastics Industry Association. 
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Injection Molding

Molding Better Molders, One Class at a Time

Founded by and named for Rod Groleau, RJG grew out of an appreciation for two burgeoning needs of the plastics industry: training to help people better understand the molding process and equipment to let them actually see what’s happening inside that process.
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Increased Investment in Material Recovery Facilities and Consumer Education Push Recycling Forward

Shannon Crawford with the Plastics Industry Association discusses what's being done to expand recycling efforts in the United States.
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Injection Molding

Sumitomo Demag Adds two New Tech Centers

New training and demo centers in Illinois and California will help molders keep up with technical developments as they happen.
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Injection Molding

RJG Partners with a Nebraska Community College on Injection Molding Training Lab

RJG and other partners are contributing to new plastics training lab at Central Community College in Columbus, Neb.
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Blow Molding

New Report Details Aging of Manufacturing Workforce

Study from Manufacturing Institute also reveals best practices by companies that are meeting the challenge head on.
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Injection Molding

Molder’s Philosophy of ‘Giving Back’ Helps Attract New Employees

R&D Plastics participates in numerous programs to further plastics education with local universities and high schools. This effort breeds good community relations and helps attract new employees.
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Injection Molding

RJG Helps Bring Molding Training to Nebraska College

Central Community College (CCC) to embed RJG education into curriculum when new training lab is completed in the beginning of 2020.
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Automotive

Manufacturing Looks To a New Generation for Employees

Could Generation Z help bridge the yawning workforce gap in manufacturing?
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Stretch Blow Molding

Learn About Operating PET Bottle Machines

Practical, hands-on training for machine operators and technicians about running stretch-blow machines.
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Injection Molding

VIDEO: Injection Molding Experts Confront Industry’s Challenges

The technology divide in molding; worst practices; low pay and less training—a panel of injection experts tackled some of the tough issues facing processors today during a panel at Molding 2019.
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Injection Molding

Are You a Hot-Shot Molder? Test Your Skills Against Your Peers

Injection molding can be fun—try Paulson Training’s SimTech Molding Challenge to find out.
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Medical

Is a New Crop of Processors Emerging with More Materials Know-How?

Recent graduates of plastics education programs appear to be closing a longstanding gap in processors' contributions to materials selection for applications.
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Creating Tomorrow’s Workers Today

Plastics processors are increasingly taking matters into their own hands when it comes to bridging the yawning skills gap, drawing a sharpened focus on high schoolers. Could Switzerland’s apprentice system provide a model?
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Injection Molding

Paulson Names Karen Paulson As New President

Karen’s new post makes her the first female president of this plastics training company, a company founded by her father, and veteran educator, Donald Paulson.
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Plastics Leadership Summit to Discuss Workforce Development

Today marks the final day of The Plastics Leadership Summit and the agenda includes a session on workforce development and technology innovation in manufacturing, with a stellar panel featuring speakers from IQMS, Local Motors, HP and more. 
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