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Society shift to blame for skills gap


September 9, 2014 11:15 am ET

Today, finding skilled manufacturing workers is a top concern for factories in the United States and, really, around the world. Here in the USA, it's hard even to interest people in factory jobs, and even engineering and technology, particularly the ...

Frivolous lawsuits drag us down


September 9, 2014 10:00 am ET

I applaud Mr. Duffy's article in your Mailbag section (“Cease and desist progress?” March 24).

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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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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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