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Most, if not all of the mold builders I visit and speak with are leading in ways that they sometimes don’t even recognize, but we do.

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It was a pleasure to sit down with this shop to learn what it has been up to since winning the honorable mention Leatime Leader title back in 2013. Although, I did know quite a bit going into this conversation because this Erie-Pennsylvania team knows how to use both social and digital platforms to spread its company news … like its most recent expansion via a new facility: Plastikos Medical!

 

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By: Heather Wintle 11/11/2019

Noteworthy News: Customer Benefits

Noteworthy News: Customer Benefits

Customer service is an important part of maintaining a business, and our industry likes to make sure its customers are taken care of. The companies below are treating their customers right with recent updates to ecommerce, expanded selections and delivery systems. Read through them below and see how you can benefit!

 

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Did you know that the concept of injection molding plastic had its beginnings in the 1870s, when a man named John Wesley Hyatt developed celluloid as a material for making billiard balls from something other than ivory? On Manufacturing Day, which was October 4, more than 188 high school students and their teachers learned this interesting piece of history and more when they toured A-1 Tool Corp. (Melrose Park, Illinois). Groups of 40 students at a time were led through the shop, stopping at each station (or department) to learn about how molds are made. The company hosted another group of 40 high school students on October 22.

I asked Greta Salamando, outreach and enrichment coordinator, who organized the tours and Joe LaMonica, CFO, and Mike Alesi, project manager, each of whom escorted the visitors through the shop, to share some observations from that day.

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Seeing and experiencing manufacturing firsthand is almost always the most effective first step in engaging young people in a discussion about rewarding careers in moldmaking. Janler Corp. (Chicago, Illinois) understands that very well and seized an opportunity to invite 12 girls, all middle school students, to tour its facility.

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