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Arburg inks training pact with Taiwan's Ming Chi University


October 31, 2014 2:24 pm ET

German injection molding press maker Arburg GmbH + Co. KG announced this week that it has inked a cooperative deal with Taiwan's Ming Chi University of Technology.

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Millennials can make your business better


October 30, 2014 10:25 am ET

We talk a lot about the manufacturing skills gap at Plastics News — what businesses are doing, what's working and what's not. Everyone's trying to figure out how to find the type of talent they need, and how to attract and retain members of a...

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Facing labor shortage, one processor starts its own bus service


October 27, 2014 2:08 pm ET

Like much of the manufacturing industry, Primera Plastics Inc. in Zeeland, Mich., has had trouble finding qualified workers to fill gaps in its staff. Unlike others, it decided to invest in a bus to get new workers to their jobs.

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Teknor Apex working to keep talented young workers in Rhode Island


October 15, 2014 6:00 am ET

Just about every plastics company says they face a challenge finding talented new workers. It looks like compounder Teknor Apex Co. is taking a proactive approach.

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Timing is critical in hiring process


October 3, 2014 11:33 am ET

From the beginning of my time in the recruiting industry, the term “time kills deals” was beat into my head. I know that the recruiting industry is not the only industry where people use this term, but what it means is that the more time ...

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SPI, SME create online training to fill plastics industry skills gap


October 2, 2014 2:29 pm ET

Some of the biggest questions facing the plastics industry right now are what the next generation of the workforce will be like, and where they will come from.

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Extreme Tool uses remote Michigan location to attract younger workers


September 30, 2014 3:47 pm ET

“I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being an old guy like me. But I do believe in the power of youth and reinvesting in training. The bottom line is we're preparing for the next 40 years, not the last 40."

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RJG buys UK training group G&A


September 30, 2014 11:10 am ET

G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.

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iPhone 6 supplier Jabil accused of labor violations


September 29, 2014 6:00 pm ET

The same Jabil Circuit Inc. facility in Wuxi, China that faced labor violation accusations last September just before the iPhone 5S and 5C release is facing similar charges this September, after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release.

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Worker injured in fire at Primex sheet plant


September 24, 2014 5:37 pm ET

UPDATED — A Primex Plastics Corp. worker burned in an electrical accident at the company’s Mesquite, Nev., plant will recover, according to a company official.

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