Bamar-Plastics

Nationally Funded Program Offers Assistance to Manufacturers

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor Plastics Business Fighting global competition requires resources that may be beyond the reach of small- to midsize manufacturing companies. As far...
Glasses

Molders are Looking Forward with 20/20 Vision of the Year Ahead

by Cynthia Kustush, contributing writer Plastics Business It can be difficult to put a finger on the pulse of US manufacturing. For so long it has...
iPad

Using a Web-based Document Control and Training Platform at Automation Plastics

by Lara Copeland, contributing editor Plastics Business Tribal knowledge, information that is known within a specific group of people and not often known outside of that...

Forecasts are Changing for Plastics Manufacturers in 2020

by Ashley Turrell, membership & analytics director MAPP Fourth-quarter indicators are down, nearly across the board, for plastics processors. Company leaders are reporting slowing sales, lower...
Young-Professionals

Young Professionals Network Filling Leadership Gap

by Lara Copeland, contributing editor Plastics Business Leadership development is crucial for any industry. Future success or failure is dependent on how effectively young talent is...

Workstation Innovation Results in Safer, More Efficient Organizations

by Liz Stevens, contributing writer Plastics Business The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) presented the MAPP Innovation Awards for the fifth year in 2019. The...

Let the Good Times Roll – But, for How Long?

by Chris Kuehl, managing director Armada Corporate Intelligence There is a reason that economists are referred to as “dismal scientists.” In the middle of a party,...

Sales Strategies: Strategic Planning for Greater Sales Success

by Brittany Willes, writer Plastics Business When it comes to sales strategy, many businesses have a goal that looks like this: Increase sales by X amount over...

Grab Customer Attention and Keep It

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor Plastics Business In my job as a magazine editor, I get a lot of press releases every day. A lot. And,...

Rising Compensation, Increased Turnover Rates and Slow Hiring for Plastics Companies

by Ashley Turrell, membership & analytics director MAPP Nearly two-thirds of all employees saw a salary increase above the current inflation rate of 1.7% in 2019....
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