PMT Hosts 4th Annual Manufacturing Day Event for Local Students

PMT Hosts 4th Annual Manufacturing Day Event for Local Students

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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. The company also highlighted career paths in plastics and PMT’s internships and apprenticeship program.

The company joined over 2,700 manufacturers holding events across the U.S. during MFG Day, with a collective goal of changing the perception of modern manufacturing. This was PMT’s fourth year hosting an event.

“Manufacturing is an excellent career choice for high school graduates in our area,” said Charles A. Sholtis, CEO of PMT. “In fact, Texas is the most-employed state in the U.S. plastics industry, which means there’s a lot of opportunity right here for the next generation of skilled workers.”

The company led a factory tour and also brought students into a hands-on Innovation Lab to learn about the plastic injection molding process, work with robots and see how 3-D printing complements manufacturing today.

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PMT’s Baxter robot waits to show off a new program for students visitors.

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PMT’s new Universal Robot shows students how we integrate co-bots into the plastics process.

 

PMT's engineering intern Adam Lara teaches students to program Baxter during PMT's fourth annual MFG Day event.

PMT’s engineering intern Adam Lara teaches students to program Baxter during PMT’s 4th annual MFG Day event.