The American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), Indianapolis, Indiana, proudly presented Wepco Plastics, Middlefield, Connecticut, with the Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award during the AMBA Conference 2021, June 22-24, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The awards sponsored by Progressive Components, included a $5,000 endowment for continuing education in mold building, to be presented to the educational institution of the recipient’s choice. Wepco Plastics, Inc. was awarded the AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award, established to recognize AMBA member accomplishments that have resulted in a notable impact in the area of education. Wepco Plastics was recognized for its efforts in workforce development, apprenticeships and exposing the next generation to manufacturing and STEAM-related career paths. Whether through participating in collaboratives with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions collaboratives, volunteering on local manufacturing group boards, helping to found pre-apprenticeship programs in local schools or engaging with local students in the state of Connecticut, becoming spokespeople for manufacturing and quality jobs has become a part of Wepco’s daily culture. For more information, visit www.AMBA.org.