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2020/2021 Mold Building Wage and Salary Report Indicates Positive Trends
Compensation study on the U.S. mold building industry reports 70% of 2020 job functions experienced wage increases, and a 3% jump in employee hires.
Mold Builders Call on Congress to Allow Deduction of Paycheck Protection Program Expenses
The goal of the PPP was to provide stability for America’s employers. However the IRS continues to disallow deduction of approved expenses if the Small Business Administration forgives their loan.
AMBA Conference 2021 Sets New Date in June
The 2021 conference will now take place from June 22-24, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Programming is currently underway to increase networking strategies and new opportunities.
MMT Chats: Marketing’s Impact on Mold Manufacturing
MoldMaking Technology Editorial Christina Fuges chats with Kelly Kasner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Michiana Global Mold (MGM) about the benefits her marketing and advertising, MGM’s China partnership and the impact of COVID-19 on the moldmaking industry as well as the next-generation skills gap.
AMBA Tackles Lean Manufacturing Principles in Application-Based Series
AMBA’s Emerging Leaders Network has met industry knowledge with critical thinking in its new offered six-part series, which guides attendees through the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of lean manufacturing principles.
They May Not Be Making Headlines These Days, But They Are VERY Important!
With COVID, unrest and an upcoming election, nobody is talking about our wounded veterans in need … except iWarriors. What is iWarriors, you ask?
2020-2030 Editorial Advisory Board: Meet New Board Member Camille M. Sackett
The 2020-2023 version of MoldMaking Technology's EAB features a new crew of 12 industry professionals. Here's one of them.
Mold Builders Reject WTO 301 Tariff Ruling
AMBA’s rejection addresses the Section 301 tariff’s aims to shrink the trade deficit and level the global playing field for American mold builders.
Using the Right Technology at the Right Time and in the Right Way
Michigan mold and die maker puts its engineering expertise to work for each customer.
AMBA Releases 2020 R&D Tax Credit Use in Mold Manufacturing Report
It is important for mold manufacturers to identify areas where they can reduce overall income tax liability. One such opportunity to is with AMBA’s 2020 R&D Tax Credit Use in Mold Manufacturing Report.
Michigan Moldmaker Produces Tools Onshore and Off
Rather than fighting offshore competitors, Liberty Molds has spent the last 15 years producing injection tools in both China and Michigan—and it’s paid off.
MMT Chats: Quickly Managing Design Changes Amidst COVID-19
MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with Xcentric Mold & Engineering to learn about the team’s role in a domestic supply chain initiative to meet the demand for personal protective equipment.
Mold Builder Creates Mobile Social Distancing Solution
MoldMaking Technology's 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Precise Tooling Solutions introduces ViralBarrier—an effective and affordable mobile barrier that prevents transmission of coronavirus.
MMT Chats: Being Dynamic Amid Crisis
Westminster Tool in Plainfield, Connecticut, stresses the importance of understanding and embracing change, and leadership and communication during a crisis.
LS Mold Inc. Discusses the Importance of Flexibility and Being Helpful
Rolling with the tides: how a Michigan mold builder has weathered economic storms for over 50 years
MMT Chats: Vials for the Vaccine/Antibody Testing
COVID has made work a little more challenging but it is also teaching teams “to do things a little bit differently” so they can turn jobs around a lot faster. MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges chatted with one Illinois mold builder and molder who did not take on PPE, but instead, focused on tooling for vials used to collect DNA for vaccine/antibody development.
MMT Chats: Liberty Molds Talks Respirators, Reshoring and Recommendations
MoldMaking Technology's Christina Fuges chats with some of the Liberty Molds team about a Ford Motor Company respirator project in the fight against COVID-19, the Hurco machine delivery that was key, and their take on the virus' impact and reshoring.
Amerimold Connects Product Showcase, Part 2
Plan ahead for Amerimold Connects with a sneak peek of some highlighted products from OSG USA Inc., Hasco America, Inc., Best Tool & Engineering Company Inc., the American Mold Builders Association , Cheto Corporation and Matsuura Machinery USA Inc.
VIDEO: MMT Goes Onsite (Remotely) to Spotlight Precise Tooling Solutions
COVID-19 may have prevented the MMT team from visiting our 2020 Leadtime Leader winner in person, but we still sat down with the team “virtually” to help share their story.
VIDEO: 2020 Leadtime Leader Award Winner: Precise Tooling Solutions Inc. — The Power of People and a Plan
The proof is in this winning shop’s three-pillared value proposition and three-phase growth plan that promotes empowers people while promoting quality product and profit.
Snapshot of Why Precise Tooling Solutions is MMT's 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner
Here is a quick look at some of the reasons this small specialty manufacturer took the title this year.