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

New inductees into property Hall of Fame

first_imgKersley Lane by AVJenningsFrank Charnock arrived in Australia in 1961 at a time when the nation’s property investment industry was non-existent.Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz described Mr Charnock “as a seasoned professional with a razorsharp business brain, an uncanny ability to pick emerging markets and property cycles, and a passion for people”.When Mr Charnock later left Australian shores three decades later, the long-time CEO of Jones Lang Wootton, now JLL, had professionalised an entire industry, she said. “Frank championed cross-border investment and spearheaded a new way of thinking aboutcommercial property in Australia,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said.“His advice to institutional investors and developers helped to shape the skylines of Australia’scities, and he unlocked the flow of institutional wealth into property that helped build prosperity for generations of Australians.” Creekwood by AVJenningsTHE founder of one of the nation’s biggest residential development companies and a man who pioneered commercial real estate have been inducted in to the Australian Property Hall of Fame.Sir Albert Victor ‘AV’ Jennings, who passed away in 1993, and Frank Charnock will be honoured at an industry event in Canberra tonight. Sir Albert Jennings, founder of AVJennings, has been inducted in to the Australian Hall of Fame for his contribution to the property sector.Property Council of Australia national president Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said both men were chosen by the board for their sustained and visionary leadership, and for their enduring contributions to the property industry and Australia.“Property is our nation’s largest industry, and the Australian Property Hall of Fame honours the leaders who have shaped the future of our cities and helped build the communities for people to work, live and enjoy their lives,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said.“The Property Council is proud to honour the legacies of these property pioneers, and toshowcase the property industry’s central role in nation building.”Sir Albert Jennings was a struggling real estate agent during the Great Depression when he recognised a gap in the market for good quality homes. In 1932, he mortgaged his family home and formed the AV Jennings Construction Co, embarking on new housing projects and selling off-the-plan contracts — a strategy that became a hallmark of his business.“Building houses for Australians drove Sir Albert’s career,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said.“Sir Albert’s story is one of calculated risks, understanding the industry at its best, but also at its worst.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago“Sir Albert’s belief in the Great Australian Dream never wavered.”AVJennings Limited CEO Peter Summers said the Hall of Fame induction was a fitting tribute to Sir Albert who laid the foundation for the residential property industry.“He was the instigator of high volume housing that offered Australians quality affordable homes and responsible for many industry innovations used today such as display homes and cul-de-sacs,” Mr Summers said.The award will be accepted by Sir Albert’s grandson Dr Iain Jennings.The company, which still bears its founders name, has seven residential communities currently under construction in Queensland.last_img read more

Samsung Heavy scores LNG carrier order

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of SHI)South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries said it has secured an order for a liquefied natural gas carrier.According to the company’s stock exchange notice, the vessel has been ordered by an unnamed Asian owner.The order has been valued at 225.5 billion South Korean won ($186.2 million), the filing reads.Samsung Heavy Industries noted that the vessel is scheduled for delivery in October 2021. LNG World News Stafflast_img

Area youth wins BMX indoor final race

first_imgRushville, In. — A student from the Benjamin Rush Middle School in Rushville recently won the State Final Indoor BMX title. Aedan Muench-Bender finished fourth in points for the year, improving from fifth place last year.The race was held at the Steelwheels BMX Track in Hobart.Bender plans to attend Marian University where they have BMX team and hopefully go pro in the future.last_img

#AFCON Offside: Ismailia, the beautiful city without V8 [Photos]

first_imgClean sheets have been particularly hard to come by in this season’s Premier League and only three clubs managed to clinch one last week (Aston Villa, Southampton, and Newcastle).Usual go to teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City have disappointed Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers so far. The Joy Sports team addresses the clean sheet problem alongside some premium captain picks in this week’s episode below. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Joy Fantasy Football Show to receive more weekly tips in FPL.last_img