Looking back, 2020 was a year of unprecedented uncertainties and new challenges for businesses, institutions and communities. 2020 forced us all to adapt to a new reality of life and way of doing business, from working remotely to implementing new safety protocols. Above all, safety was the highest priority of the year.
Despite these challenges, Forum Plastics remained committed to providing superior injection molding products and services for life-enhancing products.
To wrap up the year, we’re taking a look back at some highlights of 2020. Read on for a list of accomplishments and stay tuned to see what we have planned for 2021.
1. ISO Cleanroom Class 7 Certification
Forum Plastics received the ISO Class 7 Certification for cleanroom assembly in 2020. With this certification, our industry-leading assembly services are now performed in an ISO Class 7 Cleanroom. Read the full announcement.
2. Giving Back to Our Community
During this challenging year, we were pleased to have the opportunity to give back to our local community. Forum Plastics donated over 960 cans of food, 800 restaurant gift cards, and a combined $35,000 to local food banks in the Greater Waterbury area with our parent company, Squadron Capital, matching the gift. See some of the photos on LinkedIn.
At the beginning of the year, Forum partnered with local technical high school Emmett O'Brien Technical High School and donated over $17,000 in brand new precision measuring toolkits to freshmen students in the Advanced Manufacturing Precision Tool class. This story was featured in the CT Post.
3. Fostering Employee Training and Development
In 2020, Forum kicked off the second year of its Set-Up Technician Training Program for emerging talent in a tech role. This comprehensive program provides candidates with the tools necessary to excel in a set-up technician role. Learn more about the program, and hear from our recent graduate.
4. Investment in New Technology
As part of our commitment to meet the most complex needs of our customers, Forum Plastics purchased and installed 10 new molding machines in 2020. Take a look at our recent investment.
5. Creating More Common Space for Employees to Social Distance
The office kitchen at Forum Plastics’ Waterbury, CT location was upgraded and expanded in 2020. Aiding social distancing efforts, our staff now has more space to spread out while enjoying lunch. We have also started providing baked goods in the afternoon for our staff members. See photos of the new breakroom.
6. Launched the Forum Plastics Blog
We’re proud to share the latest trends in injection molding and Forum news on our new company blog. Interested in learning more from Forum? Subscribe for updates.
Looking Ahead to 2021
While there’s no denying that this year looked and felt a bit different, one thing remained unchanged – our dedication to our team members, community, and investing in the latest technologies needed to meet the requirements of our customers’ changing requirements. Here’s to a new year of new accomplishments.