Heritage

Celebrating 45 Years of Quality and Service

A Classic Story of America’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

PMT was founded by Charles E. Sholtis in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1973. Mr. Sholtis changed the name of his company from Prototype Molding Co. to Plastic Molding Technology, Inc. in 1976, a change that more accurately described the Company’s rapidly expanding array of services.

Starting with one Arburg C4B molding press, Mr. Sholtis launched the company in rented space in an 1800s mill building in Bridgeport. He worked nights and weekends to establish his enterprise, while also working full-time as a plastics manufacturing engineer for Timex Corporation.

Over the next 15 years, PMT built a reputation as one of the nation’s best molders of small, precision parts — one with unique expertise in complex, highly technical insert molding. In 1988, the Company opened a new 16,000-square-foot plant in Seymour, Connecticut.

A Heritage of Quality

During the 1990s, PMT focused intensely on innovation and quality. The Company earned its first ISO International Organization for Standardization (ISO quality certification in 1996 when it was registered for ISO 9002. It quickly thereafter added certification for QS9000, a set of quality standards established by the “Big Three” automakers.

Within both the industry and the region, PMT became known and respected for innovation, quality and technological leadership. In 1996, PMT received the Connecticut Quality Improvement Partnership (CQIP) Gold Award in recognition of the Company’s rigorous quality standards. The CQIP’s selection criteria mirror those used for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. It later received Connecticut’s Award for Excellence. PMT was also honored as Family Business of the Year by the University of Connecticut (UCONN) Family Business Program in 2000.

A Commitment to the Most Dynamic Manufacturing Center in North America

In order to capitalize on the demand generated by the growth in Mexican maquiladora manufacturers following enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), PMT opened a 12,000-square-foot satellite facility in El Paso, Texas in 2001. The company’s entry into the El Paso/Juarez Borderplex brought into focus the rapidly increasing number of multinational companies that were adopting the “twin-plant” operating model, combining manufacturing plants or contract manufacturers in Mexico with distribution and logistics facilities on the U.S. side of the border.

Realizing an even greater presence in the Borderplex would allow better service and more competitive pricing for its customers, PMT relocated its headquarters and consolidated all operations to a 40,000-square-foot facility in El Paso in 2004. As part of its manufacturing reinvestment program, and to support customer growth, PMT expanded our manufacturing center by more than 50 percent in 2010. This expansion coincided with a considerable investment in new equipment.

Building for the Future with Continuity in Leadership

Since 2004, when PMT relocated to El Paso, current CEO Charles A. Sholtis has recruited and built a strong, dependable team of mid-level managers. He also championed a variety of operational improvement initiatives and infrastructure investments, all designed to support our commitment to continuous improvement in quality and service.

In 2013, Charles A. Sholtis acquired sole ownership of  Plastic Molding Technology, Inc., ensuring continuity in leadership and PMT’s dedication to sustained excellence in quality and service.