Plastics Training Academy Testimonials

Plastics Training Academy Testimonials

"Plastikos prides itself as a world-class custom injection molding company. Our relentless drive to exceed our customers' expectations enable us to solve many problems and push the technical limits of the plastics industry that most are not capable of. One of the key ingredients to Plastikos' success is the ability to advance the responsibilities and technical knowledge of our employees through Continuing Education at Penn State Erie. Many of our employees that attend various training sessions already have the practical skills to be successful through years of industry experience, but only by combining this with higher level technical training can they truly be successful and advance the level of our company. The plastics instructors all have several years of industry experience that helps them to relate to our employees and pass along a wealth of knowledge that no other continuing education program can compete with."

Rob Cooney
Manufacturing Manager / Vice President
Plastikos, Inc.

"We have incorporated several classes offered through Penn State Behrend’s Plastics Training Academy to our internal Sales Trainee Program.  We have found these classes extremely beneficial to our employees in providing them with the fundamentals and hands on working knowledge that has allowed them to be successful and bring true value to our customers once they are assigned a sales territory in the field."

Carole Chase
Chase Plastic Services, Inc..

"As a newcomer to the Injection Molding industry, I found the two-day Injection Molding Principles program gave me a much needed jump start. I have worked as an Operations executive and consultant in several industries over the last 30 years, and it has always been a challenge to come up to speed in each new setting. I would highly recommend this program to anyone needing an effective and accelerated "see-hear-do" experience of the fundamentals."

Bernie Nagle, Director
Strategy & Process Improvement
Automation Plastics

"Penn State Behrend's plastics engineering program has provided Philips Respironics with consistent, high quality training and support. Their instructors are well versed in the technologies and processes that we need to remain at the forefront of medical products manufacturing. Behrend's programs are a must for any manufacturer who wants to remain competitive in today's global economy."

Steven Stegman, Manager
Product Development
Philips Respironics


"C&J Industries depends on Penn State Behrend for in-depth, highly technical plastics training for our team members. The team members apply what they learn not only to their daily work; they also pass the training on to others. Penn State has been an instrumental part in our success."

Sandy Hurban, Vice President
Human Resources
C&J Industries, Inc.