DME Supports Industry Growth through Scholarships to Support Plastics Education

DME Company, a leading manufacturer of mold technologies, is pleased to announce that five students have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships as part of the DME Scholarship Program.

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DME Company, a leading manufacturer of mold technologies, is pleased to announce that five students have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships as part of the DME Scholarship Program. They’re the latest beneficiaries of the company’s ongoing effort to advance the plastics industry by building the skills of future leaders.

The following scholarship winners are enrolled in plastics-related majors and are interested in pursuing careers in plastics-related fields:
 

  • Sunandini Chopra of University of Akron (Ohio), majoring in Mechanical Polymer Engineering
  • Dean Marinchek of Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio, majoring in Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Anne Musgrave of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Erie, Penn., majoring in Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Steven Pax of University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wis., majoring in Plastics Engineering
  • Kaysie Ryhewski of Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich., majoring in Plastics Engineering Technology


“DME is committed to advancing training and education in plastics to ensure the industry maintains the talent and expertise it needs to thrive,” said Dave Lawrence, President of DME Company. “That’s why we’re excited to reward these five exceptional students with scholarships to support their education. They represent the future of our industry.”

The outlook for the plastics industry is positive, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Mold Builders Association. Thirty-two percent of AMBA members said profits are up, compared to the 24 percent reporting increases in 2011. However, many plastics companies are struggling to find the skilled workers they need to maintain their momentum.

“It’s important to continue supporting students in pursuing careers in the plastics industry, so that our current positive growth can continue and accelerate,” Lawrence said.   

In the past three years, the DME Scholarship Program has awarded 25 scholarships and grants totaling $25,000 as part of its Plastics University® training partnership. More information, including details about Fall 2012 semester scholarships, is available at www.dme.net/education.
For more information please contact Amanda Payne at: (414) 274-3010 or apayne@insidesh.com.

About DME: DME Company is an essential mold technologies resource to customers worldwide. Through aggressive new product development, global product standardization and a powerful combination of in-house manufacturing centers of excellence and strategic global partnerships, DME is helping customers succeed in changing times. The company’s standard-setting, comprehensive product line — including hot runner systems; control systems; mold bases and components; mold making and molding supplies; and cold runner systems for elastomers — is backed by expert technical service every step of the way. DME also manufactures and sells standard tooling for the die-casting industry. Visit www.dme.net for more information.