Education & Training


Are toolmakers ready for the next round?

October 8, 2013 2:02 pm ET

FRASER, MICH. — Growing up around his father's mold-making shop, Rick Hecker remembers watching how journeymen craftsman built injection mold tooling, drawing on years of experience.

RJG to open southeast training center in Georgia

October 7, 2013 1:56 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — RJG Inc. is opening a new office and training center in Woodstock, Georgia, in October.


Toolmakers need skilled workforce

October 4, 2013 2:51 pm ET

The North American tooling sector is looking both strong and lean these days. That's good news. Mold makers were rocked during the Great Recession, especially those that relied on the automotive industry. And that's a huge market for North American...


Nonprofits help blind excel in production

September 23, 2013 4:11 pm ET

Blake Lindsay was only 9 months old when he lost his sight completely. But despite all the challenges he's faced as a result of his condition, he has never let his blindness define him.


Cultivate skilled, educated labor by opening doors on Manufacturing Day

September 20, 2013 2:41 pm ET

The entire U.S. manufacturing industry is coming together on one day, Oct. 4, to open factory doors in an effort to dispel myths about careers in this field, to address the skilled-labor shortage and to raise a collective voice for manufacturing in...


GE Appliances seeks student interns for design projects

September 10, 2013 12:31 pm ET

CHICAGO — In this video interview from the IDSA annual conference in Chicago, GE's Chris Bissig discusses the firm's plan to bring in seven students to serve one-year paid internships its Appliance Park campus. GE Appliances has added new...


GE Appliances seeks student interns for design projects

September 10, 2013 12:42 pm ET

CHICAGO — GE Appliances has added new capabilities in thermoforming and injection molding along with metal shaping and assembly since it started to reinvest in U.S. manufacturing at its Appliance Park in Lousville, Ky. In a video interview...


Training centers increasingly part of auto landscape

August 29, 2013 11:43 am ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — With unemployment nationally topping 8 percent, it seems like it would be easy to fill auto industry jobs, but hiring has gotten far more complex. In this PN video, reporter Rhoda Miel looks at how automakers are...


Carmakers ready to hire again, but laid-off workers have moved on

August 19, 2013 2:12 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Automakers are looking to add jobs. Lots of jobs. With unemployment nationally topping 8 percent, it seems like it would be easy to fill those positions. But Ford's Jim Tetreault, vice president North America...

University of Akron polymer department receives $1 million donation

August 15, 2013 1:11 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The University of Akron's department of polymer engineering received a donation valued at $1 million of Moldex3D injection simulation software from CoreTech System.

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