PlastiCert hosts Lewiston Chamber of Commerce
Lewiston, MN April 17, 2013 – PlastiCert, a 33 year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services recently hosted the monthly membership meeting of the Lewiston Area Chamber of Commerce & Civic Club.
PlastiCert played host to the Lewiston Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic Group for its` monthly general membership meeting in April. The Lewiston area is mostly an agricultural economy, so agriculture related support equipment and services, along with general retail, government, education and banking makes up the majority of the membership.
PlastiCert President & Owner Craig Porter led numerous groups on a tour of the injection molding floor as well as in the mold tooling shop while the remaining members were networking over a catered lunch. Porter covered the principles behind plastic injection molding, the equipment used, the different plastics and composites, the molds and their design and build. They discussed the education and training utilized by the various personnel on the floor, and the types of customers and products being manufactured. Porter explained how PlastiCert is a custom service molder, meaning they have no products of their own and everything they make is for the numerous OEM (original equipment manufacturer) customers to facilitate assembling their products. Therefore, PlastiCert is all about service and providing technical services in a discipline that their customer has chosen not to want to support directly, but is widely available in the supply chain. As such, service and the business relationship is what differentiates you from your competition. “With very few of the chamber members having exposure to manufacturing, it was interesting to see their reactions”, commented Porter. “Most comment on the complexity and technical aspects, in addition to not having known such activities were going on right here in their town.”
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 Lewiston Chamber of Commerce & Civic Group
The Lewiston Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic Group is a non-profit business and community enhancement group representing businesses and civic minded individuals throughout the Lewiston/Altura/ Utica area. Through a monthly membership meeting, the LACC& CG furthers its mission of promoting growth, goodwill and the general welfare of the area. The LACC&CG is responsible for various business enhancement programs, the Bi-annual Business Expo, and assisting with the Annual Lewiston Heartland Days Celebration in the end of June.