Lewiston, MN November 6, 2013 – PlastiCert, a 32 year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services, received a commendation from the Governor of Minnesota at a recent meeting of the Workforce Investment Board.
On Wednesday November 6, President & Owner Craig Porter was in attendance at the Workforce Investment Board (see below) meeting within the Winona County Workforce Employment Center. Porter is a board member and Secretary on the Executive Committee. As part of the General Business Meeting, PlastiCert was presented, by Mike Haney, Manager of SE MN DEED Operations with a commendation signed by Governor Mark Dayton. The Commendations reads:
In recognition of the outstanding contributions to the Minnesota Economy and your commitment to making Minnesota a better place to live and work, this certificate is presented to PlastiCert, Inc. with the appreciation and respect of the people of Minnesota.
“We are quite honored to receive this commendation,” remarked Porter. “When the company was for sale, it was very likely this plant would be shut down and the jobs taken elsewhere. Acquiring it so PlastiCert can stay a part of this community and state was my goal and I appreciate the recognition I have received from all levels of government in taking the risk to make that happen.”
PlastiCert was founded in 1981 and is a privately held corporation with headquarters and manufacturing in Lewiston Minnesota. Initially a custom molder targeted at the electronics industry, today PlastiCert is a one-stop shop for OEMs and entrepreneurs in telecom, industrial, computer, avionics, medical markets and more. PlastiCert provides both mold development/build and custom plastic injection molding; including insert molding and over molding. Also available are a compliment of value add capabilities including decorating and electro-mechanical assembly. For more information on PlastiCert and the opportunities we present users of custom molded plastic components, visit www.plasticert.com or call 507-523-2300.
About the Workforce Investment Board
The Workforce Investment Board is a statewide program out of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development initiated by the Governor and coordinated in this region out of the SE Minnesota Workforce Center under the auspices of the Winona County Government. The Winona County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) works together to understand the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers and then develops plans for using federal employment and training funding to meet those needs. Made up of representatives from business, education, organized labor, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, local elected officials and others, the WIB shapes and oversees employment and training, vocational rehabilitation, youth, dislocated worker and other programs funded through the federal Workforce Investment Act.