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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Rethinking The American Shop Class

APS Plastics has recently partnered with KIPP Sunnyside High School to help grow their "Engineering Design Kitchen" (EDK) program. The EDK program teaches students basic engineering and making skills. It's a great opportunity to allow students to put their imagination to work and make things by hand.

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Meet Our New UH Mechanical Engineering Intern

APS Plastics is excited to announce the newest addition to our team: Martin Hoang, a Mechanical Engineering Intern, joining us from The University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering.

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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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APS Plastics CEO Serves on GHP’s Advanced Manufacturing Workgroup

APS Plastics CEO, Mush Khan, served on the Greater Houston Partnership’s (GHP) Advanced Manufacturing Workgroup – comprised of Houston’s manufacturing industry leaders. The group’s goal was to identify ways the Houston area can become the world leader for advanced manufacturing.

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We are proud to announce APS Plastics has been featured in SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media. Read the article here: CAD/CAM Software Boosts Efficiency at Energy Parts Shop.

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CEO, Mush Khan, Guest Speaker at Texas A&M University

Yesterday, our CEO, Mush Khan, had the honor to be the guest speaker at Texas A&M University's student chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

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CEO, Mush Khan, Panelist Speaker at Business Owners Leadership Dynamics

APS Plastics is proud to announce that our CEO, Mush Khan, will be a panelist speaker for the Business Owners Leadership Dynamics (BOLD) event on Wednesday, November 1st.

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Worker 4.0

Much has been written about Industry 4.0 and its subset Manufacturing 4.0. But there is not a lot written about the people required to meet this changing landscape of making things. Where are the 4.0 workers? In the last blog, I wrote about The Future of Meaningful Work – how leaders and designers must rethink the way they create the machines and systems in the new industrial world. There is a companion part of this effort: to help create the industrial worker for the new manufacturing revolution: WORKER 4.0.

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