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In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the future sustainability and growth of the moldmaking industry. He is convinced that with a renewal of pride in workmanship and an updated training format, Americans can secure their futures as leaders in the industry. more (+)

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Throwback Thursday: Growth Strategies for the U.S. Moldmaker
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Some things never change. Like competition. There will always be competition, and let's face it, it's a great motivator to continuous improvement. What I've also noticed is that the ways to face the competition haven't changed all that much either. This reminded me of a four-part article series that MoldMaking Technology published back in 2001 on growth strategies for the U.S. moldmaker that is still relevant today.

Designing Molds, Building Futures
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Wes Cobb, president of Technical Design Associates Inc. in Brevard, North Carolina, is the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Mold Technologies Division’s 2016 Mold Designer of the Year.

AMBA Awards Scholarships to Students Entering the Industry
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Each year, the AMBA awards scholarships to the employees or dependents of employees of AMBA member companies. The Scholarship Program is designed to help facilitate education in moldmaking in the US.

What You Put Out There Comes Back to You
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Surely there is truth in this headline. I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes and recently witnessed it again when I participated with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Mold Technologies Division as its Mold Maker of the Year Award was presented to Geoff Luther, owner and president of A-1 Tool Corporation in Melrose Park, Illinois. The award was well-deserved.

GBI: Moldmaking for June 2016 - 47.6
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Future business expectations continue to improve, hitting highest point in more than a year.

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Business Strategies


Today’s mold manufacturer needs to be as much a businessman as a craftsman, so it is crucial to pay attention to the management issues facing your shop including—sales & marketing plan, global initiatives/strategies, banking and finance, workforce development and new business opportunities.

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