Corry, PA—As a proud member of the Manufacturer’s Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) for 12+ years, Viking Plastics would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to MAPP on reaching the 400-member mark!

Established in 1997, MAPP is a nonprofit Trade Association for plastics manufacturers and is the largest organization in the United States plastics industry. MAPP is driven by a Board of Director’s that is made up of owners and presidents of leading plastics companies.

Viking’s President & CEO Kelly Goodsel was on the MAPP board from 2008 to 2015. He was the Vice President in 2010 and 2011, and served as the board president in 2012 and 2013.  In 2011, Viking hosted a plant tour, where MAPP members walked the Viking Plastics plant, making suggestions on how Viking could improve processes.

“The reason we joined MAPP in 2006 and have stayed members (even through the recession), is because being a MAPP member pays for itself.  The hard cost savings captured by utilizing MAPP Supplier Partnerships and the soft cost savings generated by systems improvements learned at MAPP Plant Tours or MAPP Benchmarking Conferences has more than paid for our membership costs every year,” stated Goodsel.

Each year, Viking sends anywhere from 4-7 members of the Viking team to the MAPP Benchmarking Conference in Indianapolis.  The conference is every year in October, and helps plastics companies improve operations and tactics.

Troy Nix, President of MAPP commented, “Viking Plastics has been a member of MAPP for well over a decade.  As a world-class molder, the leadership team of Viking Plastics continually works to advance its processes and procedures and utilizes MAPP’s benchmarking and best practice activities to their fullest. With this said, Viking demonstrates its leadership in the industry as their executives believe that a rising tide raises all boats which is why their employees consistently help other MAPP members and always volunteer to present information on how they conduct business. In 2011, Viking Plastics opened their plant and invited MAPP members to view their facility and provide feedback which demonstrates their dedication to the US plastics industry.”