Mack Molding wins international manufacturing award

first_imgMack 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 Moldinglast_img read more

Penalties negate multiple Syracuse drives, hurt Orange on defense

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — Scott Shafer took his share of the blame. A delay of game negated a 43-yard field goal from Ryan Norton.“I did a horrible job on that,” the head coach said.But he was far from alone.Syracuse committed eight penalties for 72 yards — and in actuality it was more, as penalty after penalty canceled out significant plays for the Orange (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium in its 24-10 win against North Carolina State (3-3, 0-3).From the game’s first possession, penalties haunted SU. Syracuse broke off a pair of runs for 10-plus yards in the first three plays. Two plays later, quarterback Terrel Hunt nearly gave the Orange a highlight-reel dash across midfield, only to have it be negated by a holding call against center Macky MacPherson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Macky was mad about the call,” Shafer said, “but I’m sure it was a good call.”Later in the quarter, SU lined up to go for it on a fourth down, but a false start by guard Rob Trudo forced Syracuse to punt.“We’ve got to get those out of our system,” Shafer said.By the second half, they were, and the Orange was able to slide past the Wolfpack. But not before a handful of costly penalties nearly gift-wrapped N.C. State a score.The Wolfpack was still unable to move the ball in the second quarter and was again lined up to punt. Wil Baumann’s kick traveled just about 15 yards. SU would have had excellent field position.But linebacker Lewellyn Coker was hit with a roughing penalty. The Wolfpack had new life and pieced together an extended drive. Ultimately, it ended with a failed fourth-down conversion, but it should have cost Syracuse at least three points.Said Shafer: “Both myself and the players got to clean up our act on some of those penalties.” Published on October 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more