Mack Molding, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts, is making major investments in its workforce and facilities’ capacities. With three locations in Vermont–headquarters in Arlington, and manufacturing facilities in both Arlington and Cavendish–as well as facilities in Massachusetts and North Carolina, the company’s investments are well timed to take advantage of developments in manufacturing, national tax reform, and new innovations in technology.
All three Vermont locations are receiving equipment upgrades as well as improvements to daily operations. New equipment in Vermont includes a fully automated laser for sheet metal fabrication, and two computerized machining stations. Mack’s Vermont facilities currently employ more than 600 people, after hiring 100 last year, and in 2018 the company expects to hire another 50.
Mack’s internal core competency training program–Mack U–looks within Mack’s own team for excellence, tapping into the expertise of veteran employees to develop courses on topics like customer communication, electrostatic discharge and wiring assemblies. The second cohort of 30 students recently completed the program. Coupled with training on the recently arrived state-of-the-art equipment, Mack employees are receiving the kinds of training essential to keeping the company on the future facing track they’ve set.