June 2015 E-Newsletter

"Our company's continued success has been built on the reliability and integrity
that we demonstrate with each of our customers, suppliers and employees."
- Chris Metz, CEO


 

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Economy Analysis June 2015...
Well another revision to First quarter GDP has now just about wiped out any gain in the first quarter.  GDP has now been revised to reflect only a .2% gain in the first quarter.  That is about as close as we come to skidding along the ground.  The usual suspects responsible for the demise of first quarter GDP are once again weather related and the sharp rise in the dollar.   Learn More >>
 
Impact of ReShoring on the Plastics Market...
A recent survey of plastic compounders, fabricators, equipment suppliers and toolmakers by Nextant shows that 70 percent of the 200 respondants mentioned that they had either reshored or were planning to reshore in the near future.   Learn More >>

 
 
Ultra-Clear LSR for LED Lighting...
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. have developed a new ultra clear liquid silicone rubber that combines Ultra Clear LSR technology with a specialty polymer technology, enabling luminaires to be equipped with high flame resistance above UL 94 flame class rating of V-1. 
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An All Plastic Car Engine...
Solvay Group, a Belgian chemical specialist, is looking to take the light weighting of vehicles to a new level by developing an all-plastic engine.  The goal is to reduce the weight of a standard production engine by 40%.
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Plastics Helps Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair...
When high volume printing is required on plastic packaging components, the typical methods are offset and in-mold label (IML).  Although these are widely accepted and utilized methods, they are sometimes not an ideal production approach because they tend to have long lead times and lengthy setups. 
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New Nonstop 3D Printing Process Takes Only Minutes Instead of Hours...
When high volume printing is required on plastic packaging components, the typical methods are offset and in-mold label (IML).  Although these are widely accepted and utilized methods, they are sometimes not an ideal production approach because they tend to have long lead times and lengthy setups. 
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NOVATION Welcomes The Source Store...
NOVATION Industries welcomes their newest customer The Source Store a distributor of branded SWAG for the athletic and nutrition markets.  Blair Bews, Chief Operating Officer, and Casey Fitzgerald, Account Manager, visited the plant to audit the manufacturing of their Patriot Shaker, one of their premier products. We are producing four injection molded components in a variety of colors.  The Patriot Shaker and their many other products can be seen on their website www.TheSourceStore.com.

New Intern...
On June 1st, Forrest Peterson joined NOVATION Industries as an intern.  Forrest recently went through the Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP) that is designed to give young adults a chance to see first-hand the high-paying career opportunities available in the manufacturing sector.  Forrest has an interest in learning more about tool manufacturing, maintenance and repairs.  He will be spending 6 – 8 weeks in the tool room getting exposed to the tooling and injection molding trade.  Forrest will also get exposed to other functions within the company to assist him in determining what career paths he wants to take.  He recently stated that “working in manufacturing is much better than it though it would be.”
 
NOVATION Industries gets an OVATION...
NOVATION Industries was recently highlighted by the Hitachi Foundation blog.  Refer to their Blog Post to learn more about our hiring philosophy...
 
 

 

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