Lewiston, MN October 23, 2014 – PlastiCert, a 33 year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services, received a thank you from the Project Lead the Way Instructor for sponsorship of their Supermileage project.
PlastiCert was recently visited by four Lewiston-Altura High School, Project Lead the Way students. They were asking for support in the 2014/2015 effort to participate in the Briggs & Stratton Supermileage competition.
The Supermileage competition provides engineering and technology students with a challenging design project that involves the development and construction of a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle. The vehicles are powered by a small four-cycle engine that Briggs & Stratton donates. The vehicles will run a specified course with the vehicle obtaining the highest combined kilometers per liter (miles per gallon) rating plus design segment points winning the event. Students have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase public awareness of fuel economy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ToegdL5mp8&feature=youtu.be
“We are happy that we can be of assistance to these early engineering students,” commented Craig Porter, President and Owner of PlastiCert. “The lessons they will learn, not just about engineering but about team work and collaboration are worth every penny.” Joel Ellinghuysen, Industrial Ed teacher and Project Lead The Way instructor sent word, “The Supermileage team received your sponsorship check today, thank you very much! The kids were very excited to see it! Thank you for your support of this great opportunity for the kids.”
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.