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Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Joint Media Advisory

Local manufacturer continues to build a national model for robust culture as a best place to work.

                Come see why! 

When:  Thursday, March 24, 2016

               11 am – 1 pm

Speakers:  11:15 – 11:45

Stephen Sakai

CMD President

Katie Sinnott,

Vice President of International Business Development

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Mary Frozena

Associate Director, Business & Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College                                           

What: An event to recognize the significance of CMD winning the national honor of ranking in the “Best Places to Work” for the 2nd consecutive year by industry publication, Plastics News.

Why: CMD recognizes the support received through the WEDC International Market Access Program and Wisconsin Technical Colleges System Workforce Advancement Training Program through Fox Valley Technical College.

Through several years of work, and with the assistance of these organizations:

CMD has increased exports 35% since 2011.

Employment at CMD is up 17% since 2011.

Following the 2015 Workforce Advancement Training at FVTC, 86% of CMD employees trained reported a positive impact on corporate culture, personal behaviors and company financial results.

Where: CMD Corporation

North Building

3000 E Pershing Street

Appleton, WI 54912  (click for directions)

Parking will be reserved for media in front of the building.  Follow the sidewalk to the front entrance on the southeast wing of the building.

The Best Places to Work program was designed to identify and honor the best employers in the plastics industry; those benefiting the economy, workforce, and businesses in the United States and Canada. 

About CMD:

CMD is a technology-driven innovator of plastic converting machinery and automation for manufacturing plastic bags, pouches and specialty converted products used in consumer goods, medical, janitorial, hospitality, food, lawn and garden, packing/shipping, pet food and construction. CMD is a growing supplier for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling systems. CMD offers custom and stock machinery, replacement parts, upgrade kits, and engineering and technical services in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East and holds 46 active patents.

About WEDC:

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. Together with more than 600 regional and local business development partners, it represents a highly responsive and coordinated network. Visit or follow WEDC on Twitter  @_InWisconsin to learn more.

About Fox Valley Technical College:

Fox Valley Technical College offers more than 200 associate degree, technical diploma, and certificate programs, and instruction related to several apprenticeship trades, in addition to serving as one of the leading providers of business and industry training services in the state. The college serves about 45,000 people annually, more than any other technical college in Wisconsin.


PLEASE RSVP to an individual below so we are able to quickly check you in:

Christopher Jossart, MA

Manager, Media Relations

Fox Valley Technical College

P.O. Box 2277

Appleton, WI 54912

(920) 735-5738

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