Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff at K&E Plastics.
2019 was a very productive year for K&E Plastics.
K&E Plastics added our 2nd 18,000 CFM dust collector to the shop floor. The new dust collector will enhance K&E Plastics leading competitive position of machining glass filled plastics such as G10 and FR4. The new dust collector also increased our capacity utilization by approximately 30%.
K&E Plastics has recently completed our Enhanced Joint Certification Program ( JCP) re-certification. The Enhanced JCP was a new re-certification process for K&E and DLA and we learned a lot going through the process. Special thanks to our PTAC counselor who helped us navigate the process. K&E Plastics would be happy to share our experience of going through the Enhanced JCP re-certification.
K&E Plastics workforce development initiatives with Mount Anthony Union High School and Hudson Valley community College are starting to bear fruit. For example, K&E Plastics will be participating in an exciting pilot program in the spring with local high school senoirs that will provide a pathway for the students to transition immediately from high school into the local advanced manufacturing workforce.
K&E Plastics was recently awarded a grant through the Vermont Training Program. The grant funds will be used to enhance our collective skill set in Lean Manufacturing with an emphasis on 5 S concepts. Internal training at K&E Plastics is scheduled to commence at the beginning of the New Year.
K&E Plastics was pleased to be invited to NWL’s Epic Award Ceremony in October. The Epic Award was presented to NWL by Raytheon at their Bordentown, NJ facility. “ K&E Plastics has been machining plastic parts for NWL for over 10 years”, said Eric Broderson, President of K&E Plastics. “ The Epic Award is an outstanding honor for NWL and we are very pleased to be a trusted supplier to NWL”
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
K&E Plastics has been alerted by our defense contractor clients that the US government is at an advanced stage of designing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification ( CMMC). CMMC is a unified cybersecurity standard for DOD acquisitions to reduce exfiltration of controlled unclassified information from the Defense Industrial Base.
K&E Plastics has commenced reviewing the requirements and mandates associated with CMMC and Special Publication NIST SP 800-171 and it is our goal to achieve level 2 compliance by July 2020
About K&E Plastics
K&E Plastics is a leader in the manufacturing of plastics and non-metallic parts for the aerospace, electrical, medical, utility, automotive, alternative energy and defense industries. The company was formed in 1966 in New Jersey by Peter Broderson and relocated to Vermont in 1985. The company is now led by Eric Broderson and is located in the Morse Industrial Park in Bennington, Vermont.