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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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New Article Reveals the Importance of Small Manufacturers, Partnerships

New Article Reveals the Importance of Small Manufacturers, Partnerships

A March 18 IndustryWeek article covering President Obama’s recent manufacturing initiative announcement in Ohio brought out some great points about the importance of small businesses in the U.S., and the value of partnerships in the manufacturing industry. The article states that as the American manufacturing…

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Good News, Bad News at America’s West Coast Ports

Good News, Bad News at America’s West Coast Ports

After than nine months of negotiations, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association reached an agreement last week to get back to work at the major ports of the U.S. West Coast. The complete shutdown negatively impacted retailers and manufacturers,…

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El Paso Mayor Visits PMT in Support of Local Manufacturers

El Paso Mayor Visits PMT in Support of Local Manufacturers

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser visited PMT on Friday, Jan. 30, to see first-hand some of the technological advances in precision injection molding and to show support for manufacturing, an important component of the El Paso economy. The mayor, along with two representatives from regional…

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CEO to Receive 2015 SPE Business Management Award

CEO to Receive 2015 SPE Business Management Award

  Plastic Molding Technology, Inc.’s owner and CEO Charles A. Sholtis has been named the 2015 recipient of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Business Management Award. The award is one of the highest honors SPE bestows upon an individual, recognizing outstanding achievements in the…

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