Lewiston, MN August 15, 2016 – PlastiCert, a 35 year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services, celebrates amateur athleticism, and encourages staff to embrace that part of our mission statement that calls for “a recognized responsibility to the community around us”.
Craig W. Porter, PlastiCert’s President and Owner has started winding down his summer by volunteering to officiate at four different championship caliber meets, from a MN regional event to the USA Swimming Speedo Junior Nationals.
Late July, Porter started his run by performing as the Starter for the MN Swimming Regional Championships hosted in his home city of Winona. From there Porter was in Rochester, MN for two consecutive weekends. The first to act as Lead Deck Referee for the MN Swimming State Age Group (14 & Under) Championships, and the second weekend as a Chief Judge during the MN State Seniors (15 & Over) Championships.
This past Monday through Friday, Porter was at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota, having been selected to participate in the USA Swimming Speedo Junior Nationals. The nation’s fastest 18 and under teenagers, many of whom had recently participated in the Olympic Trials convened again, but this time with only their age peers to compete with. Porter performed Stroke & Turn Official duties as part of a 35 member team of officials from around the country.
“Having been a springboard diver in high school and college, my experiences were influential in becoming who I am,” remarked Porter. “I enjoy giving back to the sport that helped me, as well as take the opportunity to remove myself from the plant. Volunteering to officiate at this level helps to re-energize me. The competition is so stimulating I find myself smiling while I am officiating on deck. It definitely takes my mind off the trappings of the plant and office.”
PlastiCert encourages all its co-workers to find something they are passionate about and accommodates their getting involved. PlastiCert also has baseball and basketball coaches as well as volunteers at other youth activities and accommodates their scheduling needs to fulfill those volunteer responsibilities.
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 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 opportunity we present users of custom molded plastic components, visit www.plasticert.com or call 507-523-2300.