Minnesota-based firm extrudes corrugated HDPE sheet and fabricates it into all kinds of tubs, totes, boxes, and trays for businesses that include Fortune 500 companies. Its model is unique: a manufacturer in a competitive business-to-business environment that has a mission of providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities—in an integrated and inclusive setting.
Editorial Director, Plastics Technology
Lessons learned from ongoing coronavirus pandemic should help business navigate through the next disruption.
Students in the college’s new Polymer Engineering and Science program will learn polymer behavior and use that knowledge to design new, specialized and more sustainable materials.
The university is using the Zhafir Zeres electric molding machine in an additional lab section for applied learning so there is one student at each machine versus two, reducing the number of lab partners and adhering to distancing.
Jon Smalling, the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for SEPRO Group, knows that the future of the plastics industry is bright. PLASTICS Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee just elected Jon to serve as the FLiP Vice Chair for the 2021 year. Jon shares his thoughts on the value of FLiP involvement.
PLASTICS and the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee are devoted to supporting and encouraging the next generation of plastics leaders who will play a crucial role in the innovation, technology, and the future of the plastics industry.
Curriculum provides cobot training as part of an integrated course and awards industry-recognized certification.
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.
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
Two courses aim at getting operators and new personnel up to the task as demand for sheet soars as a barrier to stop spread of Corornavirus.
Free training webinars made available to its customers using online meeting systems.
Five new course cover tool launch, part design, mold design, machine performance and systematic molding for LSR.
RJG’s Gibsonville, N.C. training site has added a 110-ton servodriven hydraulic Bole consignment machine.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, RJG has launched online interactive training, free live webinars and personalized remote consultation services.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is coordinating the effort to make 10,000 face shields in two weeks using 3D printers located at universities throughout the state.
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.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
The training center is part of a new 13,700-m2 structure at the company’s Lossburg headquarters, which will also include administrative space and a health center.
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.
Exact Metrology’s new facility will serve as a training, support, contract measurement and sales center.
Routsis Training has launched the new LMSBridge app on iOS and Android to give users on mobile devices learning experience optimized for various platforms.
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.
At NPE 2018, workforce development was a key topic for attendees, exhibitors and the Plastics Industry Association.
Could Generation Z help bridge the yawning workforce gap in manufacturing?
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
Shannon Crawford with the Plastics Industry Association discusses what's being done to expand recycling efforts in the United States.
New training and demo centers in Illinois and California will help molders keep up with technical developments as they happen.
RJG and other partners are contributing to new plastics training lab at Central Community College in Columbus, Neb.
Study from Manufacturing Institute also reveals best practices by companies that are meeting the challenge head on.
Central Community College (CCC) to embed RJG education into curriculum when new training lab is completed in the beginning of 2020.