APS Plastics & Manufacturing Blog

APS Plastics is in Conformance with the Requirements Set Forth by ISO 9001:2015

APS Plastics has been assessed by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. and found to be in conformance with the requirements set forth by ISO 9001:2015 effective 25 June 2018.

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New Technology in APS Equipment


Increase in Production, Faster Process, and Higher Quality Finish

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The Digital Journey at APS Plastics

American manufacturing companies have faced an onslaught of competition over the last few decades. The primary competitor has been in the form of offshoring to low labor rate countries, like China and other Asian countries where the labor force was happy to accept much lower wage rates than US workers. Over the last few years though, the dynamic of competition seems to be changing. China’s average wages for manufacturing jobs have more than doubled over the last few years (https://tradingeconomics.com/china/wages-in-manufacturing). India’s average wages have also shown signs of increasing over the last decade (https://tradingeconomics.com/india/wages).  The social impact for these countries will be largely positive as a new middle class begins to emerge over time.

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Houston, I love you.

A piece by our CEO, Mush Khan

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Meet APS' New Senior Planner

APS Plastics & Manufacturing welcomes to the team: Amber Richardson as our newest Senior Planner.

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Supplier Performance Score

APS Plastics & Manufacturing is proud to announce our latest "supplier performance score" given to us by a major global customer...

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Three Ways to Reduce Lead Times

In an ideal world, the mission critical parts you need from your machine shop supplier would be at your receiving dock with the wave of a magic wand.  We don’t live in the magic world (yet). However, there are some things you can do to get the critical parts you need as soon as possible. This involves setting up your machine shop supplier for success, so they can help you meet your scheduled goals.  Here are three ways to reduce lead times, making the process of getting parts fast and practical.

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A New Line of High Performance, Customizable Adhesives

APS Plastics is proud to announce it is now carrying Lattice Composites line of high performance, customizable adhesives.  Lattice has proprietary formulations designed to produce superior performance by engineering adhesives to fit your company’s specific needs.

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