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MAPP Board Member Profiles

Former Board Members

November 2015

Conference wrap by Dianna

Tooling Barometer: Shops are Investing in the Future

Team 1 Makes Inc. 5000 List

Wittmann Battenfeld Expands into Medical Technology

Frigel Opens $7M Facility in Bangkok

Metro Mold & Design Aims to Make the Impossible

Tech Molded Plastics Hosts Applied Tech Students

Devereux Chosen as 40 Under 40 Honoree

October 2015

Automotive Lightweighting Driven by Fuel Economy and Emissions

Full Implementation of Hazard Communication Standards Expected in ’16

12 Added to Manufacturing Communities Program

Currier Plastics Promotes Patel to Director of R&D

IQMS Ranks on Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Year in a Row

Harbour Results Names Partner for Harbour IQ

Prism Plastics Raises More Than $30k for Hospital

Grainger a Silver Sponsor for Manufacturing Day 2015

September 2015

More than Molding: OCTEX Aims for Magic

An M&A Market Update for the Plastics Industry

Evaluating Plant Expansion Needs

IQMS Receives Additional $40M Investment

Beaumont Issued Patent for Therma-flo Technology

Amco Polymers Partners with INEOS’ Styrolution

Reschcor Relocates to New Building

M. Holland Completes Formation of Mexico Venture

Conair Offers Two New Powder Loaders

Paulson Releases New Thermoforming Training Course

August 2015

Survey: Water Conservation as a Top Concern

MAPP Board Member Profile: Craig Carrel

SPI Partners with SPE to Produce Premier Conference

Milacron IPO Exceeds $265M

Jade Molds Sponsors SPE Foundation Scholarship

OESA/HRI Identify Automotive Supply Chain Trends

IQMS Offers Inline Vehicle Sequencing Software

July 2015

Report: American Manufacturing Alive and Well

Vaping in the Workplace

Report Emphasizes Positive Job Trends

Currier Plastics Strengthens Prototyping Capabilities

Octex Acquires Choice Tool & Mold

RJG to Offer Scientific Cooling Course

Sun Plastech to Purchase NOVACHEM Assets

Blog: Industry Growth Apparent in New Equipment, New Hires

June 2015

Quality Mindset at Crescent Industries

Effective Inventory Management Adds to the Bottom Line

Structuring Sales and Customer Service Teams

Lawsuits a Wake-Up Call on Proper Use of Background Checks

Harbour Honored by Manufacturing Community

Beaumont Launches AIM Institute

Falcon Adds 3 All-Electric Machines

Plastics Color Develops Customer Web Portal

May 2015

Stopping Unscheduled Mold Stops

Deluxe Plastics Wins Innovation Award

MAPP Board Member Profile: Edward J. Holland

Demand for K 2016 Exhibit Space Strong

Yushin Introduces Concept Robot

PMT CEO Receives Business Management Award

Conair System Protects Resin, Prevents Line Wear

IQMS Adds Features to Software

April 2015

Mobile Emissions and Fuel Economy Rev Up Lightweighting Initiatives

Automotive Insert Molding Drives Growth at Microplastics

MAPP Survey Reports on 2015 Business Forecast

IMDA Seeks Entries for Awards Competition

NPE to Stay in Orlando

PRD Expands Capabilities

Frigel Nears Completion of Bangkok Facility

MAPP Member Companies Among "Best Places to Work"

RJG Offers New Lynx Din Rail Machine Modules

Soucy, Atkinson Join Molding Business Services

Viking Plastics Adds to Marketing Staff

March 2015

Prevent Disgruntled Employees from Stealing Your Data

rp+m Helps Students Create 3D-Printed Rocket Section

Manufacturing Day 2014 Smashes Goals

PolyOne Unveils New Color Collection

Plastic Molding Technology Invests in New Equipment

Falcon Plastics Expands Brookings East Plant

Frigel to Unveil Intelligent Cooling System

Plasmatreat to Debut Surface Treatment Device

MAPP-Member Companies Honored

February 2015

Cardinal Manufacturing: A Student-Run Success

OSHA Updates Injury and Illness Reporting Rules

NPE Preview, Printable Map Available

ASACLEAN Purging Compound Turns 25

Beaumont Announces Training Schedule

Conair Opens Extrusion Development and Testing Lab

Growth Drives Expansion and Hiring at Chase Plastics

Viking Plastics Named "Employer of the Year"

rp+m Adds to Executive Leadership Team

Dybul Joins Vive Marketing Team

January 2015

Beaumont Technologies Battles Patent Infringement

NPE Preview, Printable Map Available

Three MAPP-Member Companies Listed as Finalists for Processor of the Year

Sun Plastech Adds "High-Temperature" Grades to Asaclean Line

Routsis Develops Injection Molding App

Conair Offers Modular, Scalable Central Chillers

Executive Summit Draws Industry Leaders

Extreme Tool & Engineering Promotes Wieland

December 2014

Employee-Focused, Employee-Owned at Hansen Plastics

Planning for a Healthy Workforce

ICE Audits ‘Skyrocket’ with Form I-9 Violations on the Rise

RJG Presents Training Excellence Awards

Beaumont Inducted into Plastics Pioneers Association

Conair Blenders Gather Material-Use Data

True Precision Plastics Merges with ResTech Plastic Molding

Carrera Manufacturing to Add Cleanroom, Jobs

November 2014

The Value of Real-Time Data

IML Storage and Packaging Tips

PRISM Plastics Using CT Scanning Technology

SMP Rebrands Itself as Vive

Jaime Gómez Joins Novatec

RJG Acquires G&A Moulding Technology

Chem-Trend Facilities Earn Quality Standard

Milacron Names New CFO

October 2014

Static in Medical Device Manufacturing

Q&A: Making Mold Maintenance a Priority

Honoring James E. Harbour, Automotive Industry Pioneer

IMDA Survey to Study Market Trends

Polymer Conversions Opens New Division

Team 1 Introduces New Marketing Video

Crescent Industries Adds 3D Printing Services

Tech Molded Plastics Launches New Website

RJG Looking for Beta Testers

Sun Plastech Offers New Grade of ASACLEAN

September 2014

Profile: Bhar, Inc.: Driving its Own Recovery

Solutions: Plastics Bonding Design Considerations for Processors

Focus: Why Veterans are Ideal for Manufacturing Careers

IQMS Secures Significant Growth Investment

Reschcor Announces Plans for Expansion

Paulson Training Partners with NW-SCC

Chem-Trend Expands Facility in China

Conair Appoints New Managers

August 2014

Plastics Business Launches New Blog

Benchmarking Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Friday

Healthcare Reform: Getting Ready for 2015

Cunningham Retires from Parish Manufacturing

Plastikos, Micro Mold Announce Expansion

PolyOne ColorMatrix Develops Eco-Friendly Liquid Delivery System

ASTM Offers High-Resolution ID Code

Team 1 Plastics Reaches Safety Milestone

July 2014

High Mix and Low Volume: What Are the Implications?

OSHA Inspection Survival Guide

Reservations Open for NPE Housing

INCOE Opens New European Headquarters

MAPP Members, Others Honored

Beaumont Hires Regional Sales Manager

Conair Cooling Towers Cut Energy Consumption

Mueller Prost Promotes Devereux to Partner

Serell Joins Sun Plastech Board of Directors

June 2014

PTA Plastics: A Leading-Edge Product Laboratory

Maintenance 2015: Is Google Glass the Future?

The View From 30 Feet: Cyber Fraud

Milacron Creates Tooling Partnership with Big 3 Precision

IQMS Expands, Opens Two New Offices

Currier Plastics Continues Path of Growth

Beaumont Names Director of Strategic and Corporate Accounts

Conair Rolls Out New Shredder Product Lines

RJG Releases Update to eDART Software

May 2014

Auditing Employee Classification Codes

Giving Garden Benefits Employees, Community

IMDA Issues Call for Entries

Milacron Launches Advanced Technology Package

Conair Technology Prevents Condensation

MET Plastics Launches New Brand Identity

RJG to Host Technology Day on May 20

PolyOne Offers New Automotive Solutions

CPT Adds to Sales Staff, Expands Territory

Xten Honored for Business, Community Involvement

April 2014

Q&A: Leading in Today’s Business Environment

Review Direct Labor Cost Controls

Plastics Machinery Safety Standards Have Been Revised

IMDA to Host 'ABC's of IML: A Basic Course'

Milacron Acquires Kortec

RJG Announces Leadership Changes

MAPP-Member Companies Pick Up Honors

IQMS Announces New Software Release

PolyOne Develops High-Performance Solutions for Auto Interiors

March 2014

Fearless Manufacturing at Noble Plastics

Challenges for the Tooling Industry will Impact Processors

Benefits and Burdens of the Domestic Production Activities Deduction

Plastic Extrusion Company Rebrands as Profile Xtrusions

Currier Plastics Adds Product Minis to Portfolio

Milacron Acquires IMSI, PPM; Appoints Chief Tech Officer

February 2014

Key Considerations for Planning a Cleanroom

Topical Conference Registration Now Open

Plastics Machinery Safety Standards Updated

Viking Plastics Invests in Brazil

Stratasys Creates Color Multi-Material 3D Printer

Shearer Joins Strategic Marketing Partners

IQMS Celebrates Another Year of Growth

Milacron to Host HIT Open Houses

Chem-Trend Develops New Purging Compounds

Autoliv Honored for Training Excellence

January 2014

OSHA Releases Hazardous Chemicals Resources

Proof Points Help You Sell More

Trends in Robotics for Plastics Processing

PLASTEC West to Feature Learning Labs

Parish Invests in New Manufacturing Line

Diversified Plastics Expands Prototyping Services

Classic Industries Receives Training Excellence Award

Beaumont Hosts Executive Summit

Stratasys Introduces Second-Generation Digital ABS Material

Milacron Adds West Coast Technical Center

Tech Molded Plastics' Customer Survey Assesses OEM Attitudes

Viking Wins Perfect Quality Award

December 2013

Feds Worried About 3D-Printed Guns

Bill Targets Patent Trolls

Researchers Develop 4D Printing Technology

IMDA Honors Annual Awards Competition Winners

Stratasys Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Conair Coiler Delivers High-Speed, Tensionless Productivity

Milacron Acquires American Extrusion Services

Pioneer Plastics Upgrades Lights, Gets Rebate on Project’s Cost

November 2013

Plastic Component Revenue Rising in Cellphone Market

Are You a Fred? How a Postal Worker Teaches Leadership and Service

Tax Foundation Ranks Best States for Business

Plastics Components Initiates Company-Wide Expansion

RJG Opens Southeast Regional Training Center

ToolingDocs to Expand Training Program

Frigel Opens New Location in Germany

October 2013

Social Media Realm Has No Plastic Rules

Study: US Shale Energy to Increase Plastics Production

Don't Miss Out! Register for MAPP Conference Today

Deadline Approaches for ANTEC 2014 Technical Papers

NPE2015 to Offer ‘NPE3D’ Exhibits, Demonstrations

Stratasys Kicks Off 3D Printing Challenge

rp+m Collaboration Delivers Non-Toxic Alternative to Lead

Currier Plastics Partners with Syracuse University

Thomson Plastics Launches New Website

September 2013

Tradeshow Return on Investment

Cold Runner to Hot Runner Retrofit

Plastics Crossroads Summit to Focus on Industry Trends

Analysis: Plastics Businesses Expect Growth by 2014

Surface TechDays Set for Early October

O’Leary Joins Milacron as Chief Human Resources Officer

Two MAPP Members Named to Inc. 500 List

Conair Portable Chillers Include More Standard Features

August 2013

Evaluating Task Level Inventory

Longtime Exhibitors Reserve Record Space for NPE2015

Push Play at MAPP Benchmarking Conference

Diversified Plastics Participates in European Trade Mission

Tech Molded Plastics Benefits from Penn State Relationship

Intertech Plastics Inc. Acquires Image Molding

IQMS Sees Growth During First Half of 2013

PolyOne to Close Six Plants

July 2013

Obama Administration Delays ACA Employer Mandate

Communicating with the Next-Gen Employee – Are you ready?

North Carolina Passes Plastics Label Law

MAPP to Tour Dymotek Molding Technologies

Stratasys to Acquire MakerBot

Tech Molded Plastics Provides Solution to Skilled Labor Shortage

Nicolet Plastics Featured on Vendor Website

Nyloncraft Acquires Part of NYX Inc.

Omega Plastics Becomes Reschcor

Sun Plastech Expands Its Headquarters

IQMS Extends Mobile Offerings

RJG Announces 2013 Training Awards

June 2013

Payroll Systems Can Help Determine ACA Responsibilities

Deadline Nears for IMDA Awards

Registration Open for MAPP Benchmarking Conference

Viking Plastics Makes Equipment Investments

Industry Veteran Joins Beaumont Technology

Milacron Creates Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Position

May 2013

Medical Device Tax Could Make Health Care Less Affordable

Demand for Biodegradable Plastics Increasing

Deadline for IMDA Awards Competition Nears

New Incoe Leader Continues Family Legacy

Currier Plastics to Aide College’s Plastics Technology Program

Conair Makes Management Changes

Parish Invests in New Equipment

DeKALB a Processor of the Year Finalist

PMT to Congressman: Need for Skilled Workers High

April 2013

Manufacturers Reduce Energy Consumption

New OSHA Standard Impacts Processors

MAPP Members Receive Industry Honors

DMP Expands Capabilities in Mexico; Gets ISO/TS 16949 Certification

Milacron to Host Open House during ANTEC

$1M Investment Expands Capacity at Plastikos and Micro Mold

R&D Molders Earns Environmental Stewardship Award

March 2013

Plastics Business, MAPP Members to Talk Social Media at Business of Plastics/ANTEC Conference

Manufacturing Buzz Tempered by Challenges from China and Mexico

Markets To Watch: Pharmaceutical Packaging and Plastic Containers

February 2013

Tips for the Effective Use of Purging Materials

Study: Manufacturing Key to Long-Term Economic Recovery

Plastics Crossroads Summit Comes to Anaheim, CA

IMDA Issues Call for Entries for Annual Competition

Webinar: Adhesion Improvements with Bio-Content Polymers

Amtech LLC Acquires Arrowhead Composites and Thermoplastics

Polymer Conversions Opens Clean Room Expansion

Milacron Hires Graduates from Pilot Machinist Training Program

January 2013

Q&A: Adhesives for Assembly

Cardinal Aswers Manufacturing Skills Crisis

'Cut the Cord' at PLASTEC West on Feb. 12-14

Milacron Introduces Interactive Tech Manual

Conair Blender Innovations Help Process Difficult Materials

IQMS Releases Latest Version of EnterpriseIQ

Steinwall to Open Distribution Facility

December 2012

Q&A: Machine Guarding Safety Regulations

Thoughts from the MAPP Conference: Efficiency vs Effectiveness

Incoe Introduces Nozzles for Cold Sprue Applications

Plastikos Enhances Medical Molding Resources

New Collaboration Helps Polyfab Overcome Loss of Customer

Conair Develops Filter Drawer Add-On for DuraLoad

November 2012

MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference Draws 380 Attendees

Ignite Sessions Provide Bursts of Manufacturing Excellence

Benchmarking Conference Attendees Absorb Military Leadership Tactics

RJG Training Excellence Award Winners Announced at Conference

Plastikos Wins Inaugural IQMS Manufacturing Success Award

Steinwall App a Free Download for Smart Phones

Thogus Delves into Medical Device Market with JALEX Medical

October 2012

Get on the "Road to Excellence" at MAPP Conference

Surface Preparation for Effective Plastic Bonding

ASACLEAN Shipping Costs Reduced

Dickten Masch Plastics Acquires Nyloncraft, Inc.

Plastic Solutions Opens New Facility

Viking Plastics Receives Quality Excellence Award

September 2012

Tips for Successful ERP Implementation

Barriers to Sustainability in Plastics-related Industries

PolyOne, rp+m, Others Collaborate on Project

Conair Develops Liquid Dosing Unit

Stratasys Helps Girl Lift Arms, Play for First Time

August 2012

Lab Services Important for Quality, R&D and Safety

July 2012

Capacity Constraints: The New Norm?

Selecting the Proper Assembly Process

June 2012

Using Commercial Purging Compounds

The Operational Impact of the Morning Huddle

DeKALB Molded Products to Host Plant Tour

More Member Exchanges Scheduled

May 2012

NPE2012 Launch Pad for New Assembly Products

Disaster Recovery Plan, Business Interruption Insurance Avert Catastrophe for MAPP Member

April 2012

Water Leaks Lead to Unscheduled Mold Downtime

NPE2012 Wraps Up Its First Year in Orlando

Decorating & Assembly Conference Coming to Indianapolis

March 2012

Seven Steps to Avoid Mistakes in Business Sales