Team 1 Plastics, a plastic injection molding company for the transportation industry, is dedicated to becoming a recognized leader in the supply of high quality, cost effective, injection molded plastic components. In February 2022, the company’s Marketing Assistant Danielle Sheldon published an article to their Plastics Pipeline Blog titled “Unique & Effective Approach to Toolmaker Evaluations.” Examining Team 1’s unique “Toolmaker Grade Sheet,” Sheldon details how data-driven decision making has eliminated subjective considerations when evaluating toolmakers.
Sheldon’s blog post quickly earned notice from the Manufacturers Association of Plastics Processors (MAPP). According to their About Us page, “MAPP is the largest grassroots organization in the United States plastics industry, serving over 450 member companies representing more than 45,000 employees.” In the Summer of 2006, MAPP published their first issue of Plastics Business Magazine, “a quarterly magazine with a distribution of 10,000, targeting the plastics processing business executive” and distributed primarily in the United States.
In March 2022, MAPP contacted Team 1 Plastics to expand on the original article; including background information about the company and additional details about post-evaluation feedback. Released on June 7, 2022, the Digital Edition of Issue 2 can be viewed here, featuring “An Effective Approach to Toolmaker Evaluations” on pages 8-10. Additionally, this article was featured at the top of Plastics Business July 2022 ENEWS.