Lewiston, MN June 6, 2019 – PlastiCert, a veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services for nearly 40 years, announces that President & Owner Craig Porter participated on a panel convened by Enterprise Minnesota.
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Owatonna Country Club, PlastiCert President & Owner Craig Porter was a panel member at an Enterprise Minnesota event announcing the results of their 11th Annual State of Manufacturing survey.
Known to Enterprise Minnesota through his participation on one of their business peer councils, Porter was one of four manufacturing industry experts giving their insight and thoughts on the state of manufacturing in Minnesota.
The event saw over 100 manufacturing executives, service providers and educators, hear Bob Kill, CEO of Enterprise Minnesota discuss highlights of the survey’s results and then question the panel on manufacturing’s perspective on numerous topics like:
- Explaining the disparity between the high levels of confidence executives expressed about their company yet they also revealed more and more concern about America’s economy.
- Manufacturers cited the still-rising costs of providing health insurance as their top concern, as they have for each of the 11 years of this survey, but when asked to name the top concern that might endanger future growth, they said the worker shortage. Does this mean they consider health care now as simply the cost of doing business—beyond their control?
- Where does productivity-by-training fit into the solution? The survey shows executives endorse formal training, but admit they invest very little in it. Is that common across your network of manufacturers?
- Fully half of the executives surveyed admitted they don’t operate their companies from a formal strategic plan. How could this be? What are they missing out on?
Coverage of the event can be found at: http://www.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/news/article_8b6ed863-8749-595d-8987-a8a7f1ffa39a.html
About Enterprise Minnesota
Enterprise Minnesota is an ISO 9001:2015 certified consulting organization that helps manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably. Our team — who live and work throughout the state — provides services that help clients save time and energy, improve productivity, increase sales, improve profits, as well as create and retain jobs.
Enterprise Minnesota is the official representative of the MEP National NetworkTM and NIST MEP in Minnesota. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.
Enterprise Minnesota also serves as the “voice” of Minnesota’s manufacturing industry and is at the center of an important and diverse coalition of interests that all support manufacturing. Colleges and universities, business industry “thought leaders,” economic development entities, policy-makers, and granting organizations all work with and through us to help raise the profile of manufacturing as a key driver of Minnesota’s economy.
To learn more about how we help Minnesota manufacturers check out our Consulting Services page. To subscribe to Enterprise Minnesota® magazine or The Weekly Report newsletter please visit their subscribe page on their website, https://www.enterpriseminnesota.org/news-and-publications/magazine
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.