Mack Group,Mack Molding was named a winner of Managing Automation Communications’ prestigious 2011 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award last week at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Palm Beach, FL. Mack was recognized for redefining the company as a major North American manufacturer in the new millennium. A decade ago, amidst the throes of a recession that drove major technology OEMs to offshore manufacturing, Mack crafted a new business model that would expand its position as both a contract manufacturer for the medical market, as well as a custom plastic molder of super-large parts. With great strides being made on both of those fronts, Mack has concentrated of late on the third leg of the business model ‘ big, bulky, complex products ‘ that diversify its markets beyond medical and emphasizes its services beyond injection molding. ‘This aspect of our business model drives us toward products that are too large to be manufactured efficiently overseas and too complex to be confidently and expediently managed from offshore locations,’ explains Jeff Somple, president, Mack Molding Northern Operations. Examples include a fully automated self-cleaning commercial milkshake blender, mail sorters and production mail systems, solar-powered municipal trash compactors and recycling systems, RFID inventory management systems, and insect control systems for lawn and garden care. In all instances, Mack’s vertical integration of services, including product development, plastics injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining, and total product assembly are called into play. Mack was honored along with a list of blue-ribbon manufacturing companies from around the world, including Caterpillar, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Ford, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, and Nestle. ‘These companies have demonstrated an ability to rethink their businesses and apply advanced technologies in innovative ways that manufacturers everywhere would be well served to emulate,’ says David Brousell, a PM100 judge. ‘The PM100 winners this year are role models for the successful manufacturing company of today and in the future.’ About Mack MoldingMack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 10 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is president and CEO. For more information, go to www.mack.com(link is external). ARLINGTON, Vt. (May 23, 2011) ‘ Mack Molding
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers did not soak each other afterwards with champagne. Rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson lamented missing a 27-foot 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds left in regulation. Forward Wayne Ellington agreed with Scott’s contention that he was fouled on a 26-jump shot that Victor Oladipo blocked as time expired. Forward Nick Young bemoaned his scoreless night, missing all six attempts in only 16 minutes. Yet, debate rages among Lakers fans about if different statistics matter. The Lakers have an 11.9 percent chance at the first overall pick, but those odds increase for the NBA’s third-worst team (15.6 percent), second-worst team (19.5 percent) and worst team (25 percent).“It’s a bad omen that you try to send a message to lose games to get the very best pick you can get.” Scott said. “To go out there and deliberately try to lose games to get a better pick, that backfires on you.”Instead, Scott told his players to consider it “a slap in the face” that the Magic fired Vaughn and named assistant James Borrego as the interim coach a day before playing the Lakers to “get their new coach off to a good start.” That happened, thanks to Orlando forward Tobias Harris posting a career-high 34 points on 14-of-18 shooting. Meanwhile, the Lakers are on pace to finish with their worst record in L.A. franchise history. But Scott reported Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of player personnel Jim Buss are promising patience. ORLANDO — The two teams fought to the very end, a Lakers’ 103-97 overtime loss to the Orlando Magic on Friday at Amway Center featuring a blown 14-point lead and the 12th defeat out of 13 contests. But did the Lakers really win in a forgettable game for two teams destined to miss the playoffs?The outcome could influence the Lakers’ standing in the 2015 NBA Draft. The Lakers (13-37) have the league’s fourth-worst record, but they need a top-five pick to avoid trading their draft selection to the Phoenix Suns as part of the Steve Nash deal. The Magic (16-37) currently own the fifth-worst record, their losing streak extended to 11.“The guys in there are not having a party right now because we lost the game because they think it will help us get a better draft pick,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “If I have guys in there that’s partying, they won’t be here next year, anyway.” “They told me, ‘It would take a few years. Are you okay with that?’ My question to them was, ‘I’m okay with that. Are you okay with that?’” Scott recalled when interviewing for the position last summer. “I’m okay with it because I know in due time we can turn it around.”Scott predicted the Lakers could “surprise some people” before they experienced season-ending injuries to Kobe Bryant (right shoulder), Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (right leg) and Xavier Henry (left Achilles tendon). Scott also expects Hill will not return from a strained right hip flexor until after NBA All-Star weekend on Feb. 15. Scott then added, “this summer will give us an indication on if we’ll turn it around a lot quicker than we even expect.” With Bryant, Randle, Young and Kelly as the only players left with guaranteed contracts, the Lakers have enough cap space to land a marquee free agent. Until then, Scott maintains he will coach both to win games and develop his roster regardless of how it affects draft seeding.
FFWPU USA: Over the past three weeks, Hawaii has been a hub of outreach for over 100 people who answered True Mother’s invitation and challenge to renew themselves through testifying to God and True Parents. The finale of this outreach initiative was more than just closure; it was an inspiration to build upon that momentum in local communities around the nation. On February 8, 2015, Dr. Ki Hoon Kim gave a Sunday sermon at the Honolulu Family Church on the occasion of the end of the Hawaii outreach initiative. Below is the speech in which Dr. Kim describes the three-week outreach experience and highlights the importance of action for God’s providence. The weekly update goes out worldwide, so everyone now knows about the Hawaii and Las Vegas outreach activities.On Friday I met your guests and also yesterday I invited those who had come from the Mainland states, around 25 sisters and brothers and Unificationist-born young adults, and shared True Mother’s message with them.Yesterday I had dinner with True Mother, and I said that today would be the last day of the 21-day special outreach mobilization on the University of Hawaii campus and Waikiki Beach. Because the outreach participants had reached out to more than 300 people—students and visitors and local people—I told True Mother that I would like to treat them tonight to a bulgogi dinner at a Korean restaurant. True Mother told me: “Go ahead! I will pay for dinner!” True Mother was very happy talking about how much these brothers and sisters had done, coming to Hawaii in support of the Will of Heavenly Parent and True Parents, which is nothing less than saving the 7 billion people on the earth. Let’s Build a God-Centered CountryThese last 21 days we have looked for guests and thought of how we could educate them to become sons and daughters before Heavenly Parent and True Parents. This is our mission. Our goal. The purpose of life. God did not create us as objects of beauty just for His sake, but so that we can represent the beauty and goodness of God. When we understand and practice God’s ideals and live those ideals, at that moment we become the objects of beauty. Without action, we have no meaning. So we must awaken ourselves to understand: “Why am I here today? What is our family goal today?” Let us go back 239 years to when this country was founded by the spirit of Puritans. What did they have in mind? Why did they risk their lives and come all the way to the New World? For only one purpose: They really wanted to build a nation with freedom of religion, faith in God. One purpose. They risked their lives and lost their children and families, finally arriving in New England with that one purpose: to build a God-centered country. They built the church first, then the school, then their homes and then they built their family as well. This was the spirit of the Founding Fathers. With that kind of fundamental ideal they founded this country. But nearly 240 years later, do you really think this country is centered on God? Read More