After being in business since 2000, you might think our edge would get a bit dull. That is never the case with our team and we have some awards and certifications to prove it. Here is some of the recognition we have received over the years.
Fast Forward Grant from State of Wisconsin
Awarded to improve training and develop workforce for the plastics industry.
Wisconsin Fast Forward is a $15 million in grant program for employer-led, customized worker training projects. The intent is to provide essential assistance that cannot be met through an existing program. Grants will be awarded to maximize the impact of funds in catalyzing local collaboration and also encouraging the development of sustained pipelines that directly align with employer needs. The jobs of the 21st-century economy depend on these training programs.
- First Grant – Worked with competitors to apply for and receive grant for training. Used this grant for RJG to provide training for employees at both our company and competitors because it was a benefit to all involved.
- Second Grant
- Doing leadership training for supervisors.
- Develop boot camp for unskilled labor coming into the plastics industry
- Joint grant was award to group of competitors, similar to the first grant.
IQMS awarded iMARK with the IQMS Manufacturing Success Award to recognize iMARK’s use of the software to enhance all business services.
The IQMS Manufacturing Success Awards recognize operational excellence and leadership in user companies and their employees. The awards highlight progressive manufacturers with recognition in the industry and amongst their peers. Winners were honored at the 2012 and 2014 user conferences.
iMARK has used IQMS software since we were founded. As a company, it is our passion to use IQMS to its fullest extent. We have had many BSI auditors, customer audits and consultants through our doors. Many comments have been made by these visitors that we use IQMS as much as or more so than most of the other companies they visit. While IQMS provides the back bone to build on, it is with Amy’s guidance and our employee’s passion to do their job well on a daily basis that allows us to grow.
RJG Training Excellence
The RJG Training Excellence Award was created as a way to recognize customers for their commitment to the RJG Master Molder™ Certification program.
The Master Molder program was developed over ten years ago under the guidance of RJG Consultant, Norm Ward, who saw a great need in the industry for training programs and tools that would bridge the gap between classroom instruction and implementing what was learned on the production floor.
Over the years, the Master Molder certification program has evolved into the industry standard for injection molding processing training. Gaining a master molder certification from RJG has been a consistent goal for our technicians and is expected for them to properly operate our equipment.
As the recognized leader in the implementation of Systematic Molding strategies, RJG provides technology and training that has helped transform iMARK into a top tier injection molder. Monitoring cavity pressure and actual press outputs has had a meaningful impact on our business, profitability and the knowledge and confidence in our technical people.
International Organization for Standardization
ISO is an independent international organization that develops market-based certifications to support innovation and solutions to global challenges.
- Meet customer requirements
- Improve company and product quality
- Increase customer satisfaction
- Clearly describe, understand and communicate our company processes
- Develop a professional culture and better employee morale
- Improve the consistency of our operations
- Focus management and employees
- Improve efficiency, reduce waste, and save money
- Achieve international quality recognition
WI Workforce Resource Group
Workforce Resource, Inc. (WRI) is a private non-profit corporation incorporated originally as the West Central Wisconsin Private Industry Council, Inc. in 1983 and has been in continuous operation in the nine county West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area since its founding.
MAPP – Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors
MAPP’s mission is to enable leaders within the plastics industry to achieve new levels of success by providing high quality and greatly valued tools and services that strengthen their effectiveness and profitability.
IQMS Customer Advisory Board
With a business relationship going back to 1990, iMARK helps IQMS better serve their customers by serving on their Customer Advisory Board.
Viking Middle School Partners in Education Award
Awarded after a year-long process of design, marketing, manufacture, packaging, selling of a product designed by Mark Sturtevant and students. Involved mentoring and well as investment in molds, time, raw materials, plant tours, and other personal as needed.
Support of Woodville Lions Events
iMARK has shown support of local athletes through golf tournaments and other fundraising programs.
University of Wisconsin Stout Professional Advisory Board
In addition to serving on the UWS Professional Advisory Board and providing iMARK facility tours, Mark Sturtevant and John Porter have had hands-on experience working with students. One UW Stout’s Plastic Engineering Program recently conducted a mold building project included building an eight cavity mold with melt flipper technology, RJG cavity pressure sensors and thermocouples for temperature sensing. Allows students to look at cavity fill progression.
iMARK also helped the university acquire a donated molding machine, which was a critical piece to the develop the subsequent funding to acquire a new facility for the Plastic Engineering Department.