Lewiston, MN October 1, 2019, 2019 – PlastiCert, a veteran of innovative and quality composite injection molding design and manufacturing services for nearly 40 years, reports it’s President & Owner recently spoke to a gathering of distinguished and accomplished plastics professionals.
On Saturday September 28, PlastiCert President and Owner Craig Porter, was invited to deliver an address to the Fall Meeting of the Plastics Pioneers Association. Entitled, “Where will New Workers Come From”. Porter presented to the assembled membership after their Saturday General Membership meeting, held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Minneapolis. “I was glad I was speaking to this crowd regarding Workforce,” commented Porter. “I wouldn’t have wanted to try to talk plastics. These are some of the smartest minds in the industry. I would have been in over my head speaking plastics against their accumulative plastics knowledge base”. The audience included two current members of the Plastics Hall of Fame.
Saturday was the last of three days of the PPA’s Semi-Annual Meeting. Attending members had traveled from 19 different states. By Saturday morning they had already had their committee meetings, Board of Governor’s Meeting and held a historical plastics and antique roadshow put on by their Plastics History and Artifacts Collection Committee. Over the three days the attendees were also treated to tours of St. Paul and Minneapolis, a tour of Steinwall Inc in Coon Rapids with a reception at the home of Steinwall’s owner. Golf events at Edinburgh USA and the TPC Twin Cities Golf Courses, a lunch cruise on Lake Minnetonka, and a visit to the Brave New Workshop comedy club. Events and festivities concluded on Saturday evening with a banquet where three new members were indoctrinated into the Plastics Pioneers Association, (membership is by invitation only).
Porter’s talk on workforce was well received and he was invited to join the members on their cruise on Lake Minnetonka, tour of Minneapolis, and the evening’s banquet.
About Plastics Pioneers Association
Building on our past to advance the future success of the plastics industry, the Plastics Pioneers Association is an organization of individuals who are persons of accomplishment in the industry. We support scholarships, educational programs, a history center, and more to engage the next generation of people in the world of plastics. In 2018 PPA celebrated our 70th anniversary, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Plastics industry for many years to come! We give educational grants and scholarships that help students pursuing careers in the various fields of plastics and materials science. Through monetary donations, we help to maintain the National Plastics Center at Syracuse University. We contribute to educational support programs such as the Plastivan which caters to school age children.
About Plastics Hall of Fame
The Plastics Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize those Americans who, through their dedication, work, and accomplishment, have contributed most significantly to the growth and success of the plastics industry. The Plastics Hall of Fame is administered by The Plastics Academy, and the National Plastics Center has a special wing dedicated to permanently record and display the accomplishments of these men and women. The awards are presented every three years during the National Plastics Exposition to living honorees, and posthumous awards are made at triennial SPE Annual Technical Conferences. The majority of these honorees are or have been members of the Plastics Pioneers Association.
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.