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Plastikos Nominated For Employer of the Year

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In 25 years Plastikos has grown from an idea to a company that sets the standard in the molded plastics industry.  From its home in summit township, Plastikos manufactures and ships 10 - 15 million intricate plastic parts a month all over the world, some smaller than a grain of rice.

President and General Manager Philip Katen said, "Here at Plastikos we're focused on very tight tolerance intricate plastic parts primarily for the electronics industry, the medical device industry, a little bit of aerospace and defense, automotive and other miscellaneous industries."

Plastikos started in 1989, with one 55 ton press in rented incubator space. In 1995 it moved to a brand new facility designed for 8 presses.  Since then, the bright, clean, state of the art facility has expanded twice and has grown to over 100 employees

Three years ago Plastikos launched a multi-cultural recruiting effort, partnering with the Multicultural Resource Center and Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement.  Multi-cultural hires now make up 1/3 of the company workforce, and turnover has dropped to just 3%. Human Resources Manager Kelly Dill says the idea has been a great success.  "They are absolutely dynamic wonderful people to work with, very pleasant, compassionate hard working, you just can't ask for better employees."

And growth opportunities abound for highly skilled workers too.  Plastikos president says with the very best people the future for this homegrown company is bright. "American manufacturers can go toe to toe with any country any organization out there and the same holds true here in Erie and there's a great future ahead for Plastikos, Micro Mold and our entire team," said Katen.

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