PlastiCert President/Owner delivers address at 7 Rivers Alliance Conference

Published On: February 25th, 2015|Categories: Company News|

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Lewiston, MN February 20, 2015 – PlastiCert, a 34 year veteran of innovative and quality plastic injection molding design and manufacturing services, reports its President and Owner Craig Porter was invited to present a morning address to the 7 Rivers Alliance winter conference on Recruiting and Retaining High Skilled Talent.


On February 18, PlastiCert President and Owner Craig Porter gave an address at the 7 Rivers Alliance winter conference on Recruiting and Retaining High Skilled Talent. Hosted by the 7 Rivers Alliance, a regional leadership group that boosts economic growth by fostering collaboration in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and northeast Iowa, the conference brought together business leaders, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals from those three regions. Attendees heard presentations about strategies and activities related to employee recruitment and retention through culture optimization, talent pipeline management, best practices in recruitment and in particular how to manage the Millennial workforce.


Porter presented on Achieving a Great Workplace Culture, reflecting on steps PlastiCert took to expand its ability to add to and retain their workforce which set-up their ability to win the 2103 Sloan Award (now called When Work Works) from the Families and Work Institute. His talk included experiences with work place flexibility over his career, how creating a positive workplace culture trumps just motivating employees, and the circumstances around PlastiCert applying for and subsequently winning the Sloan Award as a manufacturing company. He presented a number of the questions from the Sloan Award application to emphasize the levels of flexibility manufacturing companies need to consider. Ultimately, the flexibility provided by traditional 8-5 office environments will be the standard of flexibility manufacturers will need to rise to and exceed. He concluded with predicting increased future competition for employees at all levels. He stressed organizations can use a desirable company culture to battle the increasing wages and benefits offered by larger institutions.


About PlastiCert

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 and entrepreneurs 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 opportunities we present users of custom molded plastic components, visit or call 507-523-2300.

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