Lewiston, MN April 22, 2020 – PlastiCert, approaching 40 years of innovative and quality composite injection molding design and manufacturing services, celebrates amateur athleticism. We encourage 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 was recently recognized with a Swimming Official Excellence Award.
The Officials Excellence Award is presented every two months from nominations across the country, to honor an outstanding LSC (Local Swimming Committee) official for their contributions to local swimming. Coordinated through USA Swimming, the award is sponsored by Swimming World magazine and Hasty Awards. Officials are nominated by state and regional LSC Official Chairs and the selection is made by USA Swimming’s National Officials Committee.
“Considering how many thousands of USA Swimming Officials there are across the country, all of them selflessly giving of their time and talent, it is truly humbling to be a recipient of this honor”, commented Porter. “I’ve been officiating for over 17 years now. In terms of giving back for the positive experience diving in high school and college provided me, I don’t think I have yet given back enough. The positive skills and traits resulting from my participation on high school and college swim & dive teams was very influential on my development and a positive influence as I set out on my adult path forward.”
PlastiCert encourages all its co-workers to find something they are passionate about and accommodates their getting involved. PlastiCert also has youth baseball and basketball coaches as well as volunteers at other youth activities. PlastiCert works to accommodate their scheduling needs to fulfill those volunteer responsibilities.
About USA Swimming
USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. We are a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through teams, events and education. USA Swimming membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. Members can get involved through our more than 2,800 teams across the nation.
About Minnesota Swimming
Minnesota Swimming, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and Local Swimming Committee (LSC) of USA Swimming and member of the USA Swimming Central Zone. Our membership of approximately 10,000 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers are involved with competitive swimming for youth in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
About Swimming World Magazine
The magazine, both print and digital, presents complete national and international coverage of competitive aquatic sports; including open water, diving, synchro and water polo. This includes stunning photos, columns and personality features of age group, high school, college and elite athletes.
About Hasty Awards
Hasty Awards is proud to be a national supplier of youth awards with a long-standing reputation for providing fun, yet economical, awards for all sports and age groups.
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 composite 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 composite components, visit www.plasticert.com or call 507-523-2300.