PlastiCert announces recognition award for its President and Owner

Published On: September 27th, 2017|Categories: Company News|

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Lewiston, MN September 21, 2017 – PlastiCert, a 36 year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services reports it’s President & Owner is receiving an Alumni Achievement Award. 

Earlier in the summer, PlastiCert President & Owner Craig Porter was notified that his alma mater would be honoring him with one of its five individual Alumni Association awards. The ceremony will take place at a Sept. 29 noon luncheon in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

The event is part of the University’s 50th anniversary Homecoming activities, with a theme of “Forever Brown & Gold.”

The SMSU Alumni Association presents Alumni Achievement Awards in recognition of their professional success and the positive reflection made on the university and fellow alumni. More information can be found at:

“When Michael VanDrehle, Director of Alumni Relations came to visit me, he arrived under the guise of planning 50th Anniversary Homecoming events. I was quite surprised and humbled when he revealed the real reason for his visit,” commented Porter. “One of the great takeaways of my time at Southwest was service to others along with awareness of community and it being greater than just your needs.”

Aside from taking ownership of his company in 2011, Porter has long been active in his city and business communities. He volunteers and serves on numerous chambers, commissions, committees, associations, and task forces both short and long terms. He participates on technical advisory boards for both Winona State University and Minnesota State College Southeast. He also is an official for swimming and diving for youth, professional, high schools and colleges rising to Deck Referee for the State HS Championships and participating in College Championships.

About SMSU: Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich “Southwest Experience,” which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs. We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer.
PlastiCert, founded in 1981, 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 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 or call 507-523-2300.


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