For the fifth consecutive year, Proto Labs has been honored with Top Workplace distinction from Minneapolis newspaper, Star Tribune.
The award winners, which were announced on June 14, were determined by a survey taken by employees at nearly 350 companies across Minnesota. The 22-question survey measured employee satisfaction in three categories: organizational health (company values, culture, leadership), job (pay, training, work/life balance) and engagement (employee motivation and desire to stay at company). Proto Labs ranked 28 in the large company category that includes businesses with 500+ employees. Check out the complete list of Top Workplaces at startribune.com.
Proto Labs’ President and CEO, Vicki Holt, with VP of Global Marketing, Bill Dietrick.
It is a tremendous honor to have been named Manufacturer of the Year, Small Enterprise by the Manufacturing Leadership Council at growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards ceremony, which was held in Carlsbad, Calif. on June 4, celebrates industry leaders and companies that are shaping global manufacturing.
Alongside Proto Labs, Dow Chemical received top honors as Manufacturer of the Year, Large Enterprise; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, General Electric and The Campbell Soup Company were among other notable award winners. Large and Small Enterprise categories for Manufacturer of the Year were determined by companies with annual revenues of over and under $1 billion, respectively.
Investing $50,000 or more in high-volume steel tooling is an inherent financial risk that comes with a move to large-scale production. Compounding the risk is months of idle time as you wait on your steel tool to be ready when you could be iterating part design or even producing products that generate revenue.
The Internet of Things (IoT) — where essentially any device with an on/off switch can be connected online — has gone mainstream. It’s a technological movement aimed to connect everything and everyone, sharing data between humans and machines to make our lives and work more efficient. It is both an exciting and terrifying concept, but a natural progression as we become a more connected society. Continue reading →
Earlier this week, our CEO, Vicki Holt, appeared on Fox Business’ “After the Bell.” She explained how Proto Labs’ digital manufacturing capabilities — from advanced 3D printing to quick-turn CNC machining to rapid injection molding — have enabled product developers and design engineers to iterate faster than ever, bringing products to market at an unprecedented speed. If you missed the live broadcast, check out the clip: