Subject: Hayward Flow Control Systems
Date& Time: March 10th, 2014 at 12:00pm
Location: Hayward Industries, 1 Hayward Industrial Dr., clemmons, NC 27012
ABSTRACT: “Blow Molding Color Change—A Processor’s Experience”
This presentation will include a discussion of:
The challenges in large part blow molding for fast changeover times
Utilizing kaizen and lean principles to transform your blow molding operation
How Hayward was able to reduce color change time by over 50% thru the use of liquid colorant and extrusion technology
The presentation will cover how Hayward Pool Products, a leading manufacturer of pool and spa equipment, was able to reduce changeover times on large part blow mold presses utilizing liquid colorants and Kaizen methodologies.
BIOGRAPHY: Scott Pugh, Business Unit Manager, Sand Filtering Manufacturing,
Scott Pugh began his career in the blow molding industry in 1989. His experience includes Process Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Plant/Business Unit Management with companies such as Cooper Industries, ZARN, Inc, Plastic Omnium, and Hayward Industries.
He holds an engineering degree from North Carolina State University and is a seasoned practitioner of Kaizen/Lean manufacturing principles. He resides in Clemmons, North Carolina with his wife and family.
Please reserve your seat for the Febuary 11th, SPE Carolinas meeting by clicking this link, or call 704-602-4127 . You will receive a confirmation (email) when we receive your registration..
Cost: SPE Members: $20.00, SPE Non-members: $25.00
CASH or Check made out to SPE Carolina Section. NO debit or credit cards accepted at monthly meetings.
It’s Goolsby Scholarship Time Again: Deadline February 21, 2014
Applications for the Richard Goolsby Scholarship Fund are now available online from Foundation For The Carolinas. It was created by William and Martha DeBrule in honor of Richard Goolsby, a plastics pioneer, and is sponsored by the Carolinas Section Society of Plastics Engineers.
The Fund provides college scholarships to students who have expressed career interest or demonstrated practical interest in the plastics industry with preference given to students living in the geographical area served by the Carolinas section of the Society of Plastic Engineers.
We ask your assistance in making your students and associates aware of this opportunity. If you have an organization or school newsletter, please feel free to post an announcement or spread the news via word of mouth and email.
Graduate and undergraduate applications are available through the Foundations’ website at www.fftc.org/scholarships. The application deadline is February 21. 2014
If you have any questions regarding the eligibility requirements or application procedures, please feel free to contact Qiana Austin at 704.973.4535 or via email at email@example.com
. You can also contact any Carolinas Section Board Member or Sue Booth at 704.641.6287 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPE Carolinas 2013/2014
Hello, All – The 2013 year has come and gone already – So, I greet you with an Happy New Year and another Fantastic year for the SPE Carolina’s Section awaits you! Our meeting agenda is already scheduled out to the end of the season, please review the Events page and plan on attending a meeting. On that note, I have a simple request of our SPE Carolina members – please make an effort this year to attend one meeting and if possible bring a friend. Attendance over the years has been decreasing and we’ve tried to make changes to reverse this issue, i.e.: moved meetings to the lunch hour – so, it’s not a strain on the evening personal time. If you have other suggestions, which would make it easier for you to attend, please let myself know and we’ll take action. Basically, I’m asking as the current Section President – Please get involved as much as possible, Thank You!
Our largest event of the year, “Carolina’s Cup Challenge” Golf outing at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville is already booked, so make your calendars for Monday, May 19th. Jfyi, for those of you who haven’t been able to attend the outing, one of the major benefits of the day in my opinion is – We are the only group of golfers out there, the course is closed on Monday’s for maintenance and Outings… So, please stay tuned for more information to come after the winter. Read more...
To all our members, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a good start for the New Year!
Thank you for helping us make 2013 a successful year for our SPE section.
We had interesting visits to plant sites and educational speeches, with good food and even better conversations.
Networking works, but only for those that come … and even better, on a regular basis!
This is not only good for you – the member – to meet peers and make new contacts, but for your company too.
You explore what is out there … opportunities to do business, optimize processes, find potential new employees and yes – help yourself in the process! Looking forward to see you soon!
With the best wishes, your Tim Haake – BoD / Membership
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http://www.polymers-center.org Many established NC firms find help spotting trends, developing and
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"Do you have an idea that needs to be turned into a new
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With help from the center's staff, "Your idea can become physical reality."
The Polymers Center of Excellence is the ultimate hands-on learning lab for
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