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California mold maker adds new press


September 9, 2014 1:54 pm ET

M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. of Brea, Calif., has upgraded its injection molding capability to enhance testing and sampling of customer molds prior to shipment.

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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 ...

Industry can't attract top talent without help


September 9, 2014 9:55 am ET

Bill Bregar’s Viewpoint article in the June 6 Plastics News was right on regarding attracting young talent. As manufacturers, we have to stop complaining about the lack of qualified employees and do something about it. By now we should realize that no one else is going to help us.

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Akron researcher receives $800,000 for synthetic rubber project


September 5, 2014 1:19 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The National Science Foundation has awarded $800,000 to University of Akron researcher Judit E. Puskas for her project to create a halogen-free synthetic rubber made from renewable resources.

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Penn State Erie announces plastics workshops and seminars


August 13, 2014 9:51 am ET

Penn State Erie's Plastics Training Academy has scheduled the following workshops and seminars for plastics companies and mold-makers online and at its campus in Erie, Pa., for the rest of the summer.

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China's education evolution leaves door open for plastics apprenticeships


July 15, 2014 3:03 pm ET

My father didn't get to go to college after high school, thanks to the Cultural Revolution that left China's educational system in disarray.

Plastics Pioneers change scholarship program


May 9, 2014 3:03 pm ET

MCHENRY, ILL. — The Plastics Pioneers Association has changed the awarding of its scholarship program from a disbursement of 10 or more at $3,000 each year, to ongoing, endowed scholarships at specific leading plastics schools.

UMass Lowell heading composites consortium


May 9, 2014 3:08 pm ET

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is heading a consortium to develop a technology roadmap to accelerate the rise of the U.S. polymer composites manufacturing industry.

First Swain scholarship awarded


May 9, 2014 11:52 am ET

The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation in McHenry, Ill., has awarded the first Robert D. Swain Scholarship to Lupe Ayala Ortiz of Woodstock, Ill.

RJG plans open house at new Georgia training center


March 26, 2014 2:49 pm ET

RJG Inc. will hold an open house April 22 at its new office and training center in Woodstock, Ga., to serve the Southeast.

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