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MAPP Expands with New Members

MAPP’s leadership team welcomes the following new members:

  • Corning, Inc. (California)
  • Ames Industries, Inc. (Pennsylvania)
  • Cumberland Plastic Solutions, LLC (Alabama)
  • Wescon Plastics LLC (Kansas)
  • Excel Injection Molding (Mississippi)
  • Nibco Inc. (Georgia)
  • AquaCal (Florida)
  • Letica Corp (Michigan)
  • Lauren Plastics (Michigan)
  • Kenco Plastics, Inc. (Indiana)
  • Vantec, Inc. (Iowa)
  • Bo-Witt Products, Inc. (Indiana)

Congratulations 15-Year MAPP Members!

Congratulations to the following members for their 15-year tenure as MAPP members. The MAPP leadership team and board of directors appreciate the dedication each of these companies has shown.

  • CEW Enterprises
  • Gros Executive Recruiters
  • Plastics Solutions, Inc.
  • Pyramid Plastics, Inc.

Grainger Offers Enhanced Savings Program to MAPP Members

Grainger’s executive team has enhanced the MAPP Grainger savings program by adding an additional 602,000 heavily discounted SKUs to its existing discounts on products and benefits. These new items will cover safety, electrical, cutting tools, abrasives and more, including the following:

  • Electrical: 30 percent off
  • Hand tools: 25 percent off
  • Material handling: 25 percent off
  • Motors: 30 percent off
  • Power tools: 20 percent off

This modification will add additional cost savings to every member company using the program, and the MAPP team appreciates the continued support and use of the Grainger discount program. Keep in mind that this program is a leveraged buying program, which means that the more each member spends, the more the entire membership saves. Contact Scott Harte, Grainger's national account manager, at 630.334.4574 (scott.harte@grainger.com) or MAPP’s inside program manager, Bill Kaiser, at bkaiser@mappinc.com with any questions.

MAPP Continues Popular Plant Tour Events in 2016

MAPP has announced the next location in its ongoing series of Plant Tour Events. OCTEX is an injection molding solutions provider in Sarasota, Florida, providing innovative, skilled and technologically advanced solutions with an industry-leading time-to-market to the leaders in the markets it serves. OCTEX has a strong cutting edge and nascent technology focus, and the company is proud to manufacture components that are the building blocks for some of the world’s top medical, industrial and consumer products. From the simplest task to the most complex endeavor, OCTEX knows that when you live to engage, innovate and evolve, everything is possible.

Save the date for this Plant Tour Event on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. MAPP members attending this event will have the opportunity to examine the production floor and business operations of OCTEX. MAPP Member executives wishing to attend this event will be notified when registration opens at www.mappinc.com.

Incoming and Outgoing Board Members Recognized

MAPP is pleased to announce its expansion of leadership and expertise with the newest members of the Board of Directors: Mike Devereux, Mueller Prost; Terry Minnick, Molding Business Services; Tom Nagler, Natech Plastics; and John Hoskins, OCTEX.

A sincere thank you for the leadership, support and dedication of the outgoing board members. Their guidance has led MAPP to what it is today. Thank you to Kelly Goodsel, Viking Plastics; Tom Boyd, Blow Molded Specialties; Ed Holland, M. Holland Company; and Glenn Nowak, IQMS, for their service.

MAPP Machine Rate Survey Available Soon

MAPP recently completed the data analysis from the Machine Rate Survey, and the report will be available shortly. Data was collected from more than 150 MAPP member companies across the US, and those who participated in this survey process will receive the information allowing them to benchmark their performance against MAPP’s nationwide community of plastics processors. For more information on this report, visit www.mappinc.com.