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Local Robotics Team Visits PMT for MFG Day 2016

Local Robotics Team Visits PMT for MFG Day 2016

  Joining over 2,800 manufacturers across America, Plastic Molding Technology participated its 3rd annual MFG Day event on October 7 by inviting a local high school robotics team for a private tour of the facility. PMT welcomed the El Dorado High School RoboAztechs team for a presentation, plant tour and…

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Printing Success

Printing Success

PMT Successfully Processes Prototypes from 3-D ed Mold Cavity Inserts  Picture this: prototype tool fabrication, taking place in a foundry-esque workshop. Ambience: heavy equipment, clanking tools and grinding metal with hours stacked upon hours of highly skilled labor. Now picture this: the same tool fabrication, taking…

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Cuban Politics: New Capitalism on a Socialist Island?

Cuban Politics: New Capitalism on a Socialist Island?

This post is part of a retrospective series exploring business, tourism and politics in Cuba today. The unique, beautiful island country of Cuba has now opened the gates and allowed passage for American investment. But the country remains at odds with American democracy, remaining tied…

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New Frontiers: An American’s Guide to Cuba

New Frontiers: An American’s Guide to Cuba

This post is part of a retrospective series exploring business, tourism and politics in Cuba today. Interest in Cuba is growing exponentially as the island country reopens to U.S. travelers—a close yet other-worldly curiosity American tourists shouldn’t miss. PMTS’ CEO had a rare opportunity to visit…

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Doing Business in Cuba

Doing Business in Cuba

This post is part of a retrospective series exploring business, tourism and politics in Cuba today. Plastic Molding Technology Inc.’s CEO Charles A. Sholtis traveled to Havana, Cuba, on March 20 to investigate the island’s market potential for plastics manufacturing as U.S. restrictions ease. A…

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PMT Team Awarded for Export Achievement

PMT Team Awarded for Export Achievement

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) presented a 2015 Export Achievement award on January 29 to El Paso-based Plastic Molding Technology, Inc. PMT was nominated as a candidate for the award by Robert Queen, director of the U.S. International Trade Administration’s El Paso, Texas & New…

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Highlights from the 2015 MAPP Benchmarking Conference

Highlights from the 2015 MAPP Benchmarking Conference

The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) held its annual conference October 21 to 23 in Indianapolis, and I was fortunate to attend and represent PMT at the event. It was my first venture to the Benchmarking & Best Practices conference, and I was pleased to see the venue…

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CEO Voices Support for Trans Pacific Partnership

CEO Voices Support for Trans Pacific Partnership

PMT CEO Charles A. Sholtis joined a White House press call October 19 to discuss his support of a strong Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. As an American manufacturer and owner of a company that exports over 85 percent of finished products, Sholtis was asked to…

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El Paso’s Keck Center is First “America Makes” Satellite Facility

El Paso’s Keck Center is First “America Makes” Satellite Facility

During the 2015 U.S.-Mexico Summit on Aug. 7, America Makes held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its first satellite facility at the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation on the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) campus. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker,…

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CEO Attends U.S.-Mexico Summit to Emphasize Importance of Manufacturing on the Border

CEO Attends U.S.-Mexico Summit to Emphasize Importance of Manufacturing on the Border

The 2015 U.S.-Mexico Summit held last week at the University of Texas at El Paso offered a unique opportunity for productive high-level economic dialogues, as well as a venue for discussing manufacturing innovation. PMT CEO Charles Sholtis was invited to participate in a business roundtable…

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