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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Shannon Crawford with the Plastics Industry Association discusses what's being done to expand recycling efforts in the United States.
Could Generation Z help bridge the yawning workforce gap in manufacturing?
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
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.
Practical, hands-on training for machine operators and technicians about running stretch-blow machines.
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.
Injection molding can be fun—try Paulson Training’s SimTech Molding Challenge to find out.