Tue October 3, 2017

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) invited Michigan State Rep. Bronna Kahle (R-57) to visit member company Glycon Corporation in Tecumseh on September 25. For over 40 years, Glycon has been manufacturing feed screws, barrels, non-return valves, tie bars and other melt stream solutions for injection molding, extrusion and blowmolding. Most recently, Glycon partnered with Dynisco to launch the Innovation Lab to test and analyze screw performance when processing bioplastic resins. They were excited to show Rep. Kahle their 40-man operation.

Rep. Kahle is a freshman member of the legislature and serves on the Health; Tax; Workforce and Talent Development; and Families, Children and Seniors committees. Throughout the tour she met new and familiar constituents all while learning about the role Glycon plays in the plastics industry supply chain.  She was particularly interested in understanding the challenges Glycon faces in hiring a skilled workforce for the future, how the state and county have been of assistance, and what the plastics industry of the future looks like.

Jeff Kuhman, Glycon president, had the following to say about the tour, “The employees of Glycon Corporation were enthusiastic about hosting Rep. Kahle and PLASTICS. This was an excellent opportunity for the Glycon team to voice their concerns and showcase their skills."

As the 60,000-strong plastics industry workforce continues to grow in the state of Michigan, we look forward to working with Rep. Kahle on policies that are supportive of our industry.

From Left: Rep. Bronna Kahle; Plant Manager Jeff Howard, Glycon President Jeff Kuhman

Rep. Kahle receives a first-hand-look at the precision technology involved in screw manufacturing