Category: News

Save Our Seas Act of 2018

The newly passed Save Our Seas Act of 2018 reauthorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program and calls for the U.S. government’s help in supporting international waste management solutions to reduce marine debris. According to the Plastics Industry Association, “the bill will help reduce the amount of waste in the ocean and promote recycling in developing nations.” “While marine debris is a huge problem, it’s also a solvable one,” said Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry... more

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MBS Advises TomKen in Recent Acquisition

Muncie, IN – October 2018 – TomKen Plastic Technologies, Inc. of Muncie, IN has been acquired by Canadian manufacturer QMI Group of Lakeshore, Ontario. TomKen President Bruce Carmichael was upbeat about the deal and had this to say: “I’m excited for the company to have a good future. QMI wants to stay [in Muncie] and grow here.” QMI COO Boris Garvic said that he “felt the team at TomKen was very strong.” He also said there was zero overlap between the two... more

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I’m sooo…FRUSTRATED!

Amazon’s new program to alleviate stubborn packaging is structured like this: We’ll pay you now to institute FRUSTRATION-FREE PACKAGING. If you don’t comply, we’ll eventually charge you for each cuss word uttered by our customer. (Our interpretation). The program is complete with its own acronym, FFP. Courtesy of Packaging Digest, read how Amazon plans to rock the packaging world. https://www.packagingdigest.com/sustainable-packaging/amazon-incentivizes-brands-to-create-frustration-free-packaging-2018-09-18/  

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IoPP Salary Survey Launches in New E-Book Format

Flip through the only salary survey dedicated exclusively to the packaging professional as a sleek new digital e-book. “The most significant aspect of this year’s survey is not contained in the statistical detail. It is in the sheer number of responses,” MBS Advisors Recruiting President, Dennis Gros, says in Packaging World. See how your salary compares to more than 1,000 packaging professionals in every industry from medical device packaging to plumbing. Elite and Premium members can read the Salary Survey Report... more

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It’s Math…and Demographics

There are more jobs than qualified, interested job seekers. We have the statistics, and we’re not surprised. In very practical terms, here’s how the ratios play out for employers and job seekers in plastics and packaging: Employers are energetically attempting to hire for expansion. The job titles in highest demand today are sales, production management, and maintenance. Simultaneously, employers are coddling their most valuable employees. Not as many people are responding to ads, compared to one year ago. Salaries have... more

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What it means for YOU

Gros Executive Recruiters opens 2018 under new ownership by Molding Business Services. http://moldingbusiness.com So what?  Quite a lot, actually. The recruiting division of MBS has been a formidable player in the arena of recruiting talent, primarily in injection molding, for 20 years.  Gros Recruiters’ practice of almost 30 years in recruiting overlaps injection molding, plus other plastics processes and packaging. Now, the MBS recruiting division joins Gros Executive Recruiters, under the ownership umbrella of Molding Business Services. Our directory of contacts is... more

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New ownership for double impact

MOLDING BUSINESS SERVICES ACQUIRES GROS EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS FLORENCE, MA, January 2018 – Molding Business Services of Florence, MA has acquired Gros Executive Recruiters of Franklin, Tennessee. Both firms provide recruiting and executive search services to the plastics industry. Molding Business Services (MBS) was founded in 1998 and during those 20 years, its recruiting division has focused almost exclusively on the injection molding segment of the plastics industry. Gros Executive Recruiters (Gros) was founded in 1989 and serves the packaging, plastics... more

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