Since 2014, the US has added 547,000 waiters and bartenders and lost 36,000 manufacturing workers. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US has gained 1.7 million food service jobs since the official start of the last recession in 2007, and has lost 1.5 million manufacturing jobs.
Rex Plastics, is glad to share the manufacturing landscape with many businesses that don’t just sell here; they support local employees and communities by keeping their operations here at home like we do with our plastic injection molding. We’re one of the few plastic injection molding companies to keep our operations on American soil Why Buy […]
Onshoring your plastic mold making means keeping production and jobs close to home, but it also has other benefits for American businesses. Not least of these are access and accountability. If you’re in the planning stages of your next plastic injection-molded product, and especially if you’re a startup learning the basics of mold making, there […]
“Rex Plastics was very helpful in the product development process. They helped me with part design, material selection and made many improvements to the sample product I originally brought them. In fact, the design changes their engineer suggested literally cut the injection mold cost in half.” says Tom Arnold, owner of Powder Cord Pouch.
Rex Plastics Product Development Plastic Part Design Fundamentals Ejection and Surface Finish Ejection When it comes to successful plastic part design, ejection and surface finish considerations are critical factors to consider. The most common way to remove a part from the mold is through ejector pins. They apply a force to eject a part […]
There are approximately 90,000 different grades of plastic available to plastic manufacturers in the USA. Categories include adhesives, film, rapid prototyping, recycled, thermoplastic and thermoset. This ever-expanding list is due to the fact that plastic is one of the most versatile materials on the planet. Small variations in the content of the material produce different […]
You’re not alone. At any given moment, somewhere in the world, someone struggles with the same plastic injection molding challenge: you have a part that you need to modify, but you don’t want to buy a new one. Our advice to anyone facing this situation is don’t reinvent the wheel—especially when it comes to sprockets […]
We have five decades of experience but are always looking for new and revolutionary ways for businesses to better utilize their products. For Rex Plastics, one example of this is the use of plastic injection molding by the medical industry. Medical applications for injection molding are numerous; they’ve completely changed the medical landscape — and […]
How do you achieve 98% customer retention? Many of the businesses that first approach Rex Plastics with their plastic injection molding needs are skeptical when we mention that number, but they soon find themselves part of a statistic about which we’re particularly proud. But it’s not just the number that matters. How we got there, […]
We all start somewhere. Even a business like Rex Plastics, rapidly closing in on our fiftieth anniversary, had humble beginnings. What makes us different? We understand the challenges faced by startups because for all our successes, we’ve never forgotten where we came from. That’s just one reason why we’ve been able to help so many […]