Lewiston, MN July 23, 2019 – PlastiCert, a veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services for nearly 40 years, reports it’s matching donation to the city of Lewiston to help restore one of its playgrounds has been realized.
Last fall, when learning of a playground being closed after failing a safety inspection PlastiCert issued a matching donation of $11,000 to help achieve its restoration. The city had obtained a quotation to upgrade the questioned equipment and fall protection area in the amount of $58,461.62. These were expenditures that had not been budgeted by the city. A local Foundation had offered up $36,000 for new equipment if the city could raise the remaining $22,000 for the fall protection ground material. With a fund drive started, PlastiCert announced they would match any donations made, up to half of the needed $22,000.
Come spring the playground equipment was installed, but weather delays and labor shortages prevented the ground and fall protection work from happening. These item were completed by early July.
Playground protective ground cover being spread by volunteers from the Lewiston-Altura High School Volleyball Team.
“We’re gratified that the playground has finally been reopened to city youth,” commented Craig Porter, PlastiCert President & Owner. “At a Chamber meeting last fall the situation was brought to our attention. My first thought was of neighborhood kids staring through the protective barrier at their playground and I just reacted with our offer right there. As I said at the time, when I bought the company and rewrote our mission statement, I included that PlastiCert recognizes a commitment to the community. A business is not an island, we have a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship between the company, our coworkers and the community around us.”
PlastiCert, founded in Pennsylvania in 1981, is a privately held corporation with headquarters and manufacturing in Lewiston Minnesota with its incorporation now moved to Minnesota. Initially a custom molder targeted at the electronics industry, today PlastiCert is a one-stop shop for OEMs desiring small and medium volumes for 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.