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Opening Our Doors for Manufacturing Day

Opening Our Doors for Manufacturing Day

Plastic Molding Technology held its 5th annual Manufacturing Day event on October 5, hosting over 100 students and teachers in our facility. We had visits from two local high school groups, along with the University of Texas at El Paso’s APICS student chapter. Visitors saw…

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PMT Celebrates 45 Years of Progress

PMT Celebrates 45 Years of Progress

Plastic Molding Technology, Inc. (PMT) reached a milestone, with today marking the 45th anniversary of the company’s founding. This achievement has been built on a heritage of growth and innovation over four-and-a-half decades. PMT’s roots started in Bridgeport, Conn. in 1973, where Charles E. Sholtis…

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PMT Focuses on Educational Outreach to Engage Next Generation

PMT Focuses on Educational Outreach to Engage Next Generation

Over the past 12 months, PMT made educational outreach a priority. By addressing the skills gap in our own community, PMT has found success in reaching and retaining the next generation of skilled workers. PMT actively engages with students and teachers to show the great…

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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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