Tech Molded Plastics Gives MBA Students Exposure to Precision Manufacturing Industry


Tech Molded Plastics, Inc., a family owned injection molded plastics company in Meadville, recently hosted a team of MBA students from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business in order to gain fresh perspectives and analysis from a student team with a wide range of talents.

According to Tech, the resulting relationship provided real-world business experience through the Smeal MBA Program’s Applied Professional Experience Program (APEX). Through the APEX program, teams of MBA students and their clients collaborate over 14 weeks to tackle business challenges provided by client firms.

Students from the APEX program worked closely with the staff at Tech from December of 2012 through April 2013 to prepare a consulting report, which served as a capstone project for their MBA experience. The project produced several concrete outcomes,
including an analysis of potential market opportunities related to Tech’s precision manufacturing services.

According to the company, Tech’s partnership with the Penn State Smeal MBA Program marked a continuing commitment to partner
with educational institutions to provide exposure to precision manufacturing careers.

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