PRISM News: 2015

Looking back: Detroit remains 'major player' in robotics

Crain’s Detroit Business called Detroit the “epicenter of the robotics industry” 30 years ago, and now they are revisiting those claims to see how things have changed since then. For PRISM Plastics, utilizing robotics has been a critical part of the business plan since the company was founded.

"Robotics and automation is a necessity for the way we run the business," said Jeff Ignatowski, director of sales and marketing. "Part of our strategy is to avoid labor as much as possible, allowing us to compete globally with technology by eliminating labor costs."

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PRISM Plastics Raises More Than $30,000 For St. John Providence Hospital

PRISM Plastics, a leading high-precision plastic product company, has raised more than $30,000 for St. John Providence Hospital through the “Jerry Williams Shootout for the Cure” golf outing, which was established in memory of PRISM Plastics co-founder Jerry Williams who died from gastric cancer in 2014.

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PRISM Plastics reboots foray into medical sector

Plastics News recently recognized PRISM Plastics Operations Manager Adam Smith as a 2016 “Rising Stars” in the plastics industry. Adam is a vital member of our team and we could not be prouder of him and everything he has accomplished. “I don’t think many people can say they enjoy their job,” Adam told Plastics News. ”I was able to take something I liked doing in high school and evolve into something I like doing for my career.” To read Adam’s “Rising Stars profile in Plastics News, click here. Congratulations to Adam and all the other “Rising Stars” honorees for 2016!

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Tech and innovation power Detroit’s manufacturing revival

Less than a year after emerging from bankruptcy, a resurgence in manufacturing in Detroit is seen as a major pathway to continued recovery. PRISM Plastics spoke with CNBC about how it represents the next generation of manufacturers embracing leading-edge technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Prism Plastics seeks to expand with medical acquisition

PRISM Plastics has been on a strong growth trajectory, but it's now looking to accelerate by acquiring a medical injection molder. In this interview with Crain's Detroit Business and manufacturing reporter Dustin Walsh, PRISM shares the background on why PRISM, while continuing to grow its automotive practice, is also looking to enter a new field.

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CT Scanning Gives Precision Molder X-Ray Vision of Part Quality

Plastics News recently recognized PRISM Plastics Operations Manager Adam Smith as a 2016 “Rising Stars” in the plastics industry. Adam is a vital member of our team and we could not be prouder of him and everything he has accomplished. “I don’t think many people can say they enjoy their job,” Adam told Plastics News. ”I was able to take something I liked doing in high school and evolve into something I like doing for my career.” To read Adam’s “Rising Stars profile in Plastics News, click here. Congratulations to Adam and all the other “Rising Stars” honorees for 2016!

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PRISM Plastics invests 3.5 million to expand facility, add 7 presses

PRISM Plastics is investing $3.5 million to add seven new electric presses for facilities in Chesterfield Twp., Mich. and Harlingen, Texas as well as an extra 10,000 square feet of space in Chesterfield. This will increase PRISM’s production capacity for tight-tolerance, safety-critical plastic parts. All new equipment will be in place by July, bringing PRISM to 35 total presses.

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Plastics Business features PRISM Plastics in "View From 30 Feet"

Plastics Business reporter Diana Brodine featured PRISM Plastics in her "View From 30 Feet" column, which examines the tactical decisions at ground level that make a significant impact on processor performance.

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Plastics News interviews PRISM's Jeff Ignatowski at the 2015 NPE show

During the 2015 NPE conference in Orlando, PRISM’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Ignatowski, was interviewed by Joe Pryweller from Plastics News about the philosophy and the tactics that have driven the company’s success. With small, tightly controlled, highly automated facilities, a company-wide focus on quality and a strong track-record of lasting customer relationships, PRISM’s team used their unique approach to win the Customer Service Excellence award from Plastics News earlier this year.

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Plastics News showcased PRISM's VP Rod Bricker's comments from February's Executive Forum in Las Vegas

Plastics News showcased PRISM's VP Rod Bricker's comments from February's Executive Forum in Las Vegas PRISM Plastics VP Rod Bricker's shared the importance of hiring team members who fit the personality, culture and attitude of the company. "The company looks for good people and then we do extensive training. Character, attitude first, and then technical”, said Bricker.

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