Lewiston, MN October 12, 2020 – PlastiCert, a veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services for nearly 40 years, has again been pronounced one of a handful of Top Shops in the United States by Plastics Technology Magazine.
Plastics Technology Magazine recently published the results of their 2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Report for US injection molders. Plastics Technology sent notice to its subscribers about the opportunity to take their exclusive benchmarking survey. Of the companies around the nation that responded to this survey, Plastics Technology designated 23 injection molders as Top Shops. This benchmarking survey asked participants to share demographic data, performance indicators and business and process strategies from their prior year. In addition to demographic data, the survey asked for information on some key metrics, including areas like sales growth, sales per machine and employee, scrap rate, and setup time, among others. Scoring on 10 of these metrics was used to separate 2020’s Top Shops from the rest of the respondents.
“PlastiCert is honored to be among this elite group,” remarked Craig Porter, PlastiCert’s President and Owner. “We have worked hard utilizing tracked metrics that assess our progress and provide direction. Improvement is a trip and not a destination. We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers. We work to understanding their needs. We then incorporate that into our business plans. Lastly, we communicate where we are going to our people. The key take-away from this year’s results, is that those areas where we were marked a little lower, are part of our strengths. I will go more into that in some following blog posts.”
While there were striking similarities between Top Shops and others when it came to technologies and equipment, the differentiation started to pronounce itself when questions delved into the offerings to customers in the value add area. All showing stark contrast were Top Shops making investments in people and equipment, running assessments and business reviews of their plans and operations, business strategy, and most importantly, communicating that information to their people. More information can be found at Plastics Technology Magazine. Read the magazine article here:
About Plastics Technology Magazine
Plastics Technology provides authoritative content on plastics processing practices, tips, techniques, troubleshooting, technical advances, product developments, market insights and industry news. Our content is aimed at plastics processors—both custom and captive operations. Our mission, in print, on-line and face-to-face (via our successful annual Molding and Extrusion conferences) is to generate actionable content that the audience can use in the here and now to improve the efficiencies and productivity of their business.
Plastics Technology achieves this by tapping into an editorial team with more than 150 years of combined industry experience who visit plants around the world to uncover the best processing practices in injection molding, extrusion/compounding, blow molding, thermoforming, recycling and additive manufacturing.
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.