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John Bioski, Process Engineer, Medical Device, obtains certification through Nypro University Learning Center in Clinton, MA
John completed the Master Molder 1 class with a grade of 98.5 following a two-week long training. He joins John Eastham at SPG-CT and Tom Zerby at SPG-MN as a Master Molder; additionally at SPG-MN, Mike Peterson is in training to obtain Master Molder status. In acing the exam John helps support SPG's growing work in medical device. This certification is a major accomplishment for both him and the entire team at Spectrum Plastics Group!
About the course:
This 10 day certification course focuses on the best practices of process development, documentation and duplication that should be used on any mold in any machine in any location to support the Lean Six Sigma initiatives. This is not necessarily so you can “run machines” but is the best way to achieve the required level of understanding for all those involved in the tasks or the management of injection molding. One key goal is to learn how to build the best process in the least amount of time, and evaluate the process and processor. Each day involves some participative class room time, daily quizzes, and hands-on time with the molds and machines. There are 10 hours of final exams during the last 2 days to confirm the effective transfer of the critical knowledge and skills of Part Design, Molds, Materials, Equipment and DeCoupled 2 Processing.
CONNECTICUT CONVENTION & SPORTS BUREAU (CTCSB) HONORS STATE RESIDENTS WITH “BRING IT HOME AWARDS”
HARTFORD, February 28, 2013 – Six Connecticut residents have been honored by the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) with “Bring It Home Awards.” The “Bring It Home Awards” honor state residents for their contributions to making the state a successful convention and major sporting events venue. The honorees belong to or work with professional or social associations and have greatly helped the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau and local hotels and meeting venues book many national and regional conventions.
This is the first time that the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau presented these awards. In June 2012, the former Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau (GHCVB), creator of the awards, expanded to become the CTCSB and serve the entire state. Many GHCVB staffers now are now part of the new CTCSB and have continued the tradition.
The awards ceremony was held at the Inn at Middletown in Middletown, Conn. and was attended by convention and hospitality leaders from across the state.
The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s “Bring It Home Awards” were presented to:
• East Hartford resident Rosalind Coltherst-Smallhorne, for bringing the Southern New England Church of God’s “Annual Women’s Conference” to the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa since 2009;
•New London resident Kenneth Edwards, Jr., for bringing the upcoming 8th annual Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) International Conference to the Connecticut Convention Center in October 2013;
•Shelton resident David Kelly, for bringing Spectrum Plastics Group’s National Sales Meetings and Leadership Meetings to the Holiday Inn Bridgeport since 2011;
•Cheshire resident Harold Kramer, for bringing the upcoming American Radio Relay League’s Centennial Convention to the Connecticut Convention Center in July 2014;
•East Hartford resident Gladys Rivera, for bringing the 2012 the Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition to Mohegan Sun in November 2012; and
•South Windsor resident John Shemo, for bringing the Northeastern Economic Developers Association’s 56th Annual Conference to the Marriott Hartford Downtown in October 2012.
The Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau (CTCSB) works in partnership with the state’s businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations, and surrounding communities to market all of Connecticut – all convention and meeting venues, hotels and attractions, and sporting venues – as a premier destination for international, national, regional and statewide conventions. The Connecticut Sports Convention Advisory Board, a division of the CTCSB, focuses its efforts on attracting and serving international, national and regional sporting events. For more information, visit www.ctmeetings.org or call (860) 728-6789.
Spectrum Plastics Group in the news again
In response to a Spectrum Plastics Group press release detailing its AS9100 certification (dated December 19, 2012), MoldMaking Technology has written a shining recognition of the official validation and its impact on SPG within the industry.
Additionally, you can view the press release itself on Spectrum’s News & Events page:
SPG-MN employees donated 1,743 pounds of food and other items to the food shelf. It is approximately 600 more pounds than last year. Thank you to everyone for your generous contribution!
Spectrum Plastics Group in the news again
In conjunction with CONNSTEP and our support of the Celebration of Conneticut Manufacturing, we are so proud to have been asked to particpate in the publication of Advantage Magazine. The theme of the magazine and associated articles is on Current State and Future State of Manufacturing in CT.
Spectrum has two featured articles and several pictures of our employees. I am most proud of the Next Gen, Gen Y article which focuses on our mold maker apprentice program and our graduates!!!! Adam, Dave and Jim are inded the higlight of the article and we are very proud of them.
Please spend some time take a look, Spectrum is committed to the future growth of manufacturing in CT.
http://issuu.com/connstep/docs/connstep advantage manufacturing month special iss