12.21.16

Peters Tours Omega Plastics, Holds Roundtable with Local Manufacturers

Peters’ Bill Supporting Small and Medium Manufacturers to be Signed into Law

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) today toured Omega Plastics in Clinton Township and held a roundtable with local manufacturers to highlight bipartisan legislation he introduced, which was unanimously approved by Congress, to improve advanced manufacturing by strengthening the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) – a public-private partnership dedicated to providing technical support and services to small and medium-sized manufacturers.

“Small and mid-sized manufacturers are using advanced technologies to build innovative products that change lives, create jobs and grow our economy,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased my bipartisan legislation supporting manufacturers like Omega Plastics will soon be signed into law, so that programs like the Manufacturing Extension Partnership can continue to support even more Michigan businesses looking to grow and succeed.”

“Omega Plastics’ work with MMTC has provided additional awareness and marketing exposure we have had the opportunity to benefit from,” said Jeff Kaczperski, President of Omega Plastics. “With the support of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, our company continues to focus on providing our customers with innovative solutions and services that ultimately produce new products intended to help make people’s lives better. We were honored to welcome Senator Peters to our facility, and we support his efforts to ensure American small manufacturers can keep pace with our international competitors.”

Peters, a member of the Senate Small Business Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is a strong supporter of Michigan’s manufacturing industry. Peters’ bipartisan American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, which recently passed unanimously in the Senate and the House, helps expand and strengthen the MEP program to reach more small and medium-sized manufacturers. MEP centers across the country offer resources that enable manufacturers to compete globally, support greater supply chain integration, and provide access to information, training, and technologies that improve efficiency, productivity and profitability. Michigan’s MEP affiliate, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), has provided advice and technical expertise to Michigan businesses like Omega Plastics for 25 years.

“MMTC is proud to work with businesses like Omega Plastics that are keeping Michigan at the forefront of innovation and advanced manufacturing,” said Mike Coast, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. “MMTC has been working for 25 years to support Michigan’s small and mid-sized manufacturers, and Senator Peters’ legislation to expand the Manufacturing Extension Partnership will help us provide services and resources to additional businesses across the state. I appreciate Senator Peters’ leadership on this issue, and I am pleased his legislation was recently approved by Congress so MMTC can continue offering tools to keep Michigan businesses globally competitive.”

Founded in 1984, Omega Plastics is a recognized leader in quick turnaround plastic injection mold manufacturing and injection molding for the medical, automotive, commercial/consumer, electrical/electronic, aerospace and defense industries. The company specializes in functional prototype/development, short runs and low to mid volume applications for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs launching a new product.