Despite historic rainfall produced by hurricane Harvey, the Texas Injection Molding plant was spared and reopened on Wednesday following the storm. Many of our families were significantly impacted and we are working to help with the restorations. It has been a privilege to work closely with many of our families to meet their immediate needs. Some of the damage sustained was significant and will take months and years to recover. We are so thankful to our plastics community and friends for their generous support to our company and team. In response to the generous support of MAPP, we have created a Go Fund Me account for those wishing to help directly support some of the very big losses experienced from our team.
Texas Injection Molding cited as employer successfully hiring skilled workers from the oilfield.
“Culture.. Eats.. Strategy.. for Lunch” This was quoted at a manufacturing conference we attended and highlights the importance of culture in an organization. We can have a great strategy, but will fail if we have a toxic culture. We can have a flawed strategy, but be very successful with a healthy culture. As we grow our business we have worked very hard to lay down a foundation and execute a strategy to attract and retain the best People, establish repeatable manufacturing Processes and work procedures, and provide the equipment and tools(Technology) our people need to do their jobs. We have also been intentional to build a culture that wraps around our strategy. We believe that when people respect each other and care for each other everything else will be cared for. Our customers, our vendors, our equipment, and our facilities. Culture is the “secret sauce” that makes a company the best place to work, the best place to do business with, and creates tremendous value for all.
“Love your Neighbor” is our theme for 2017 and represents an attitude that supports a culture of respect for each other, care for each other and performance as a team at a high standard. It is easier to do a better job and enjoy the work we do when we are doing it for and with a friend. As we enter our fourth year it is our goal to build upon this culture and make Texas Injection Molding a place where we can enjoy working hard to give our best to our customers and to each other.
What a perfect way to promote our theme than to celebrate Valentines Day. Thank you to our HR Team for providing every employee a fresh carnation and conversation heart that emphasizes the benefits of loving one another.
1 Thessalonians 3:12 – may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; so that He may establish your hearts un-blamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our lord Jesus with all His saints.
To accommodate growth during the past 3 years we are adding 10,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space. This space will provide much needed room to enhance manufacturing efficiency and improve service to our customers. Most of the raw materials and packaging will be re-located to the new facility freeing up space for improved mold storage, finished goods, overall manufacturing logistics and organization. We are excited about the improvements this will make to our overall operation. We expect the move to be complete by the end of February 2017.
Recent BobCAD-CAM article features Texas Injection Molding. Exerpt. . . .“They also run a HURCO VMX50S with a 15k rpm spindle which is one of the machines they use BobCAD-CAM to program parts with. Prior to BobCAD-CAM software, they needed the ability to do 3D surfacing which is almost impossible without a CAD-CAM product. “With the wide range of work we do in the shop we rely on the program being integrated as CAD and CAM in one, low-cost and great customer service”, says Keown.” – Read more
The Houston manufacturing community just got a big boost from a significant investment by the Houston Community College Advanced Manufacturing Training Center. Equipped with multiple brand new CNC machines, robotics lab, HVAC lab, Welding lab and 3D printing lab, HCC has the resources for students to practice their skills and employers to bring new talent to market. Jeff Applegate serves on the industry advisory board and participated in the grand opening of the HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center.
This is the last of 4 articles related to building a local manufacturing association written for Manufacturing Today. The article highlights the benefits of small manufacturing companies working with your local government and educational institutions.