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Leaders can help close the skills gap


November 12, 2014 8:30 am ET

One of the best parts of working for a trade association is getting a glimpse of the goals and challenges of not just one business, but hundreds. Over the past six months, as managing director of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors ...

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Virtual molding for first-shot success


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

In the quest for faster cycle times and better parts, 3-D technology that tests the performance of a mold configuration before it is built is helping some medical molders get the process right the first time.

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Harbour: Processors find complex issues in attempts at growth


November 6, 2014 9:11 am ET

The devil is in the details, and United States processors cannot sidestep operational processes if they expect to compete in today's changing manufacturing environment.

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Cyber crime victim raises awareness for MAPP members


October 28, 2014 1:49 pm ET

Cathy Pitts wants to raise awareness about how easy it is to fall prey to criminals who hack into an organization's computer network to get private information and official-looking emails that they use to bait a virtual trap.

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Survey: Profitability returning to plastics


October 21, 2014 3:10 pm ET

The profitability of the plastics industry is as good as it was in the late 1990s as more companies get strategic about pursuing customers in industries of interest, investing in new technology and finding the best employees.

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Benchmark your government relationships


September 17, 2014 12:39 pm ET

Throughout our 19 year history, the Manufacturers Association of Plastics Processors (MAPP) has, for the most part, avoided being involved in government relations and lobbying. Our colleagues at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. do a very...

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Wage and salary study shows stabilization


September 4, 2014 12:05 pm ET

INDIANAPOLIS — Pay in the plastics industry has stabilized, according to the 2014 Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) Wage and Salary Report.

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MAPP expects benchmarking conference to sell out


August 27, 2014 11:49 am ET

The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) is offering registration to its Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference, scheduled for Oct. 16-17 in Indianapolis.

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Making the most of complexity


August 22, 2014 1:02 pm ET

In the global market for injection molded parts, custom molders have tried a million different ways to differentiate themselves from the pack. Make that a million and one.

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MAPP's plant tours: Fun with a purpose


August 11, 2014 1:52 pm ET

Networking is one of the most underrated activities in the business world.

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