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Westminster Tool creates academy to find, train future toolmakers


August 22, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Westminster Tool Inc. begins its own Westminster Academy to find and train skilled employees.

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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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OSHA cites Texas molding plant with 21 violations


August 13, 2014 2:50 pm ET

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Plastic Systems LLC for 21 safety and health violations at its El Paso, Texas, operation.

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Expert: Wearable technology to replace computers on factory floors


August 4, 2014 2:10 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — New factory technology is in the pipeline that will turn workers' clothing into data-emitting devices for plant management.

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Finding the true value of mentoring


July 31, 2014 10:45 am ET

There's a common thread when I speak with thought leaders in the plastics industry. Most of them attribute a big part of their success to having a great mentor.

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Samsung suspends China molder accused in child labor investigation


July 16, 2014 2:27 pm ET

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has suspended its business with a South Korean-owned molder in China in the midst of child labor allegations.

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RJG opens Atlanta training center


June 24, 2014 4:15 pm ET

RJG Inc., the training and technology supplier for injection molding, has opened an 8.000-square-foot training center in Woodstock Ga., near Atlanta.

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Survey says salaries for plastics workers now top $100K


June 3, 2014 4:33 pm ET

A newly released salary survey shows total compensation for salaried workers jumped 11 percent in 2013 to $122,300.

Enticing younger workers is key


May 15, 2014 9:50 am ET

Despite the downturn in the economy, finding skilled factory workers is a tremendous challenge. A recent report by Deloitte Consulting LLC for the Manufacturing Institute, said that while “the manufacturing industry continues to be widely recognized as an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy,” it does not have the requisite...

Worker killed at Ontario blow molder


March 30, 2014 2:47 pm ET

A workplace incident at Woodbridge, Ontario, blow molder CRS Plastics Ltd. left a woman employee dead.

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