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Sales Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

by John Waid, founder C-3 Corporate Culture Consulting Chick-fil-A produces twice as much revenue as any other fast food chain, and its restaurants are closed on...

Excellence is a Habit

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor Plastics Business When I came across Atomic Habits at my local library, I was struck by these two sentences in the...
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Training Challenge Ignites Competition

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Plastics Business In the late 1970s, a televised sports program began with announcer Jim McKay’s voice saying, “The thrill of...
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Where Plastics Professionals Excel: The 2019 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference•Oct. 2-4, 2019•Indianapolis, Indiana Now in its 17th year, the annual Benchmarking and Best Practices...
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Home-Based Assembly at Vital Plastics

by Liz Stevens, contributing writer Plastics Business Aregular flow of vehicles approaches the roll-up door at Vital Plastics throughout the course of every work week. The...

Strategic Planning: Setting Your Business Up for Success

by Laurie Harbour, president and CEO Harbour Results, Inc. Like everyone, shop owners have a more-than-full plate to deal with at work. As a result, they...

What’s in a Machine Rate?

by Ashley Turrell, membership and analytics director MAPP When developing and evaluating machine rates for injection molders, there is hardly a one-size-fits-all option. Instead, a myriad...
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Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference

October 2-4, 2019•Indianapolis Downtown•Marriott Indianapolis, IN The goal of the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference is to help plastics companies improve their operations and tactics...
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Plastics Molders Ease Hiring Strain with Apprenticeships, Internships

by Nancy Cates, contributing editor Plastics Business From Washington to Colorado to Texas and across the country, plastics manufacturers struggle with many of the same challenges...
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Maximizing Value and Attracting the RIGHT Acquirer for Your Business

by Jonathan Soucy, president MBS Advisors When the owner of a plastics processing company decides it is time to sell and exit the business, there generally...
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