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PMT Acquires Two Vertical Presses

PMT Acquires Two Vertical Presses

Due to business growth in our core competency of insert molding, PMT recently invested in twin 77-ton vertical injection molding machines. The purchase opens up capacity in an in-demand vertical tonnage range. The JSW JT70RAD machines have space available for new projects, and are expected…

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Visit PMT at the Del Mar Electronics & Manufacturing Show

Visit PMT at the Del Mar Electronics & Manufacturing Show

Visit PMT at the Mar Electronics & Manufacturing Show May 2 and 3 in Booth 465. If you’re in the San Diego area, stop by to learn about our injection molding capabilities, our unique expertise in plastic gear molding and our strategic border location….

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On Apprenticeships: Fixing America’s Manufacturing Skills Gap

On Apprenticeships: Fixing America’s Manufacturing Skills Gap

Seventy-eight percent of manufacturers cite a lack of qualified candidates as a top factor impacting their ability to hire a skilled workforce, according to SME. With such a large percentage of companies facing the same challenge, it’s time to follow the lead of other exemplary…

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PMT Founder to Participate in Workforce Development Panel

PMT Founder to Participate in Workforce Development Panel

On March 6, founder and retired Chairman of PMT Charles E. Sholtis will take part in a panel discussion at the Plastics News Executive Forum in Naples, FL. This year’s meeting features a focus on workforce training and apprenticeships—a topic every business can engage with to support U.S. manufacturing growth. Sholtis has direct experience…

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New General Manager Joins PMT Team

New General Manager Joins PMT Team

Plastic Molding Technology is pleased to announce we have hired a General Manager. Jim Zanolli joined PMT in December 2017. He brings over 30 years of plastics manufacturing expertise, and is a key member of the company’s leadership team. Mr. Zanolli will focus on customer…

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PMT Transitions to New IATF 16949 Quality Standard

PMT Transitions to New IATF 16949 Quality Standard

PMT successfully transitioned to the new IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality standard on Oct. 26, becoming one of the first custom injection molders in the region to become certified. On Oct. 3, 2016, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) published IATF 16949:2016, a new standard that…

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PMT Hosts 4th Annual Manufacturing Day Event for Local Students

PMT Hosts 4th Annual Manufacturing Day Event for Local Students

Plastic Molding Technology Inc. opened its doors to high school students on Friday, October 6, hosting a factory tour for Manufacturing Day 2017. PMT’s event showcased the innovative and modern plastics manufacturing industry, and provided hands-on learning opportunities for local Career & Technical Education students….

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Growth Spurs New Equipment Investments

Growth Spurs New Equipment Investments

Responding to increased customer demand, Plastic Molding Technology Inc. invested in three brand-new Toyo all-electric injection molding machines to ensure seamless service and increased available capacity. Each of the three new presses will be outfitted with the latest in custom robots from HY Robotics, as…

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Team PMT Top Fundraiser for 2017 NAMIWalks Event

Team PMT Top Fundraiser for 2017 NAMIWalks Event

  Thanks to the generous spirit of our team, PMT raised the most funds for El Paso’s NAMIWalks 2017 event on Sept. 23. PMT supports the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), a great local resource and difference-maker in our community. According to NAMI El…

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Top 5 Reasons to Make it in America

Top 5 Reasons to Make it in America

We’ve been hearing a lot about US manufacturing this year. It’s positioned at the top of American priorities, and appears to be gaining momentum. A closer lo reveals the Made-in-America resurgence is opening up opportunities for reshoring. The White House emphasis on USA manufacturing combined…

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