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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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Remembering the Importance of Independence Day

Remembering the Importance of Independence Day

The celebrations have come and gone, and Americans are back to work after a nice break. Yet, this week we’ve found ourselves reflecting on the sustained importance of this past holiday. Along with raising a flag at our homes and sharing in patriotic camaraderie, July…

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Plastics Drive the Automotive Industry

Plastics Drive the Automotive Industry

For PMT’s first-ever Manufacturing Day event in 2013, one of our bright engineers created posters illustrating two series of automotive parts we mold, connected to images of the vehicles they would eventually be a part of after leaving our facility. One poster showcased insert-molded speaker…

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This Memorial Day, Remember Our Roots

This Memorial Day, Remember Our Roots

On Memorial Day, let’s get back to our roots and remember the time when the last Monday in May was not synonymous with retail sales. To put this day back into perspective, we must remember that Memorial Day originated from Decoration Day, established after the…

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Manufacturing in the Cloud

Manufacturing in the Cloud

Why the future is up in the air (And it’s not a bad thing) A new report from ERP software company Plex Systems highlights today’s manufacturing platforms as they continue to untether from their formerly tangible roots. So where’s everything going? Manufacturing systems have become…

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PMT: A Classic Story of America’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

PMT: A Classic Story of America’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

It’s National Small Business Week, and PMT came across this inspiring quote that sums up the importance of this week: Our country was founded by risk-taking pioneers in search of new horizons. More than two centuries later, what sets America apart in the world is…

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Molding Our Way into the Future with 3-D Printing

Molding Our Way into the Future with 3-D Printing

While we were at NPE2015 a few weeks ago, there were endless amazing displays of new 3-D ing technologies—from the first 3-D ed car to the first 3-D ed all-electric car and everything in between. The NPE3D pavilion offered uses for 3-D ing beyond the…

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