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RJG Announces New Leadership
As of January 1, 2014 Dale Westerman has been promoted to be the President & CEO of RJG, Inc., and Matt Groleau (who has served as RJG’s President & CEO since 1999) is now assuming the role of Director of Marketing.

When I took on the role of President & CEO, my vision was to transform RJG from being a company focused on the USA market to a global business. Since then we have established entities around the globe and continue to diversify our business geographically. I feel great about the strides we have made, and look forward to continue contributing to RJG’s success in my new role while supporting Dale as the new president & CEO. Leading RJG is an incredible challenge and opportunity, and as I look at the technical and business skills required to champion our innovation initiatives going forward, it was clear to me that Dale is the best possible person for this job, and I’m excited to have him in this role,” Matt Groleau said. Dale joined RJG in 1998 as the Engineering Manager, and was promoted to Operations Manager in January of 2001. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and has his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.
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3D Printers Donated to Local Schools
RJG and Newton's Road, in cooperation with the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, will donate up to three MakerBot 3D printers to local schools at all grade levels. Dubbed the 3D Printer Project, the group hopes to generate interest and awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education opportunities for educators and students. “3D printers engage students with STEM education,” said Mike Groleau of RJG. RJG noticed this potential after hiring high school interns from Manufacturing Technology Academy, or MTA, who brought with them strong skills in solid modeling. MTA uses 3D printers as a significant part of its curriculum, as they allow students to design, produce, and test parts in school projects, such as robotics projects. “When students design their own parts, they learn more than just science, math and computer skills,” says Michael George of TBAISD. “They have to turn an abstract idea into a real part.” George uses a 3D printer in his classroom, where students must create initial prototypes, get feedback from potential users, and modify their designs. “We’re teaching kids how to think critically, and be entrepreneurial. Students can design a part and then make it available globally for sale all in the same day. It looks like we are at the beginning of the next design and industrial revolution as 3D printers expand into every market sector. Today we can print cars, human body replacement parts, buildings, and even food. It is amazing.”
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RJG Now has a Distributor in South Korea
RJG has just signed on with a distributor in South Korea. CAEPro is a 6 person CAE consulting company with a background in injection molding process control systems. We are excited for this new market opportunity, and to partner with a strong company that can immediately begin offering sales and service support to existing customers with activities in South Korea. Click here to visit CAEPro's website.
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Susy Robinson
Susy Robinson is our new Training Administrative Assistant. Her main responsibilities will include seminar registrations, issuing certificates, tracking classes, and assisting with the travel arrangements. Prior to RJG, Susy worked at Michigan Blood as a Donor Care Specialist. It was from having blood drives at RJG and our employees bragging about how great it is to work here, that prompted Susy to watch for employment opportunities. Susy also speaks Japanese!
Welcome, Susy!
Susan Wolfe
Susan just started in our production area as our new Electronics Technician. She will be working in our Sensor Department building and calibrating Lynx Strain Gage and Piezoelectric sensors. Susan comes to us with extensive experience in both office and production environments, having worked in Human Resources as well as assembly and machine operation. She will be a welcome addition to our busy production department.
Welcome, Susan!
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eDART™ Software v10.6 Released

This eDART Software release includes the following improvements:

  • Added support for Analog Water Flow and Water Temperature Devices.
  • The cycle values interface on the cycle graph now displays the actual value and template value on the bar graph.
  • The ability to turn off a template once it has been selected.
  • When using traditional reject sorting or failsafe sorting, warning alarms are treated as “good” cycles.
  • A sensor list and summary page have been added to the end of the mold setup for setup verification.
  • A shuttle table interface has been implemented.
  • Improved the Velocity to Pressure Set point interface, making it easier to make set point changes while viewing the cycle graph.
  • Implemented Valve Gate Control Software as an Optional Tool.

Click here to download.

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2014 Training Calendar
RJG's 2014 training schedule is the most extensive schedule yet! We're conducting classes all over the world, including Mexico, France, and China. Click here for the full calendar and to sign up for classes.
Training Spotlight
Master MolderSM Courses Added - Hurry they are filling fast!
Master Molder I - August 11 - 22 in Woodstock, Georgia
Master Molder II - October 13 - 24 in Woodstock, Georgia
Click here to register.
Successful Strategies for Tool Launches
July 8-10 in Chihuahua, Mexico
This course is intended for anyone directly involved in the design, risk assessment, forecasting, quality, scheduling or management of new tools/programs. The strategies taught will help ensure mold robustness before the steel is cut. Participants go through the evolution of part concept to established process. This course has the goal of preventing bad part design and bad molds from getting into production. Click here for details.
RJG Technology Days - Multiple dates and locations
RJG's Technology Day seminar focuses on systematic processing strategies and advanced processing technologies that will allow you to consistently manufacture the highest quality parts. This seminar is a must for anyone responsible for the development and manufacturing of plastic parts, or directly involved in part quality issues. Technology Day's are FREE events! Click here for a Technology Day near you.
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Date/Location Course/Event
Events
May 6-8
Cleveland, OH
Plastics in Medical Devices - Booth #27
May 7-8
Fort Worth, TX
Plastec Texas - Booth #904

May 14
Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

RJG Technology Day (Germany)
May 20
Troy, MI
RJG Technology Day
May 20
May 21
May 22
Menomonie, WI

RJG Technology Day
In-Mold Sensor Strategies

eDART V-10

June 5-6
Torrington, CT
Wittman Battenfeld Open House and Innovations Workshop
Join RJG at the Wittman Battenfeld Open house to view their new 20,000 square foot facility in Torrington, CT. RJG's Scott VanHoven will present on comparing 2-stage Position Transfer to 3-stage Cavity Pressure Control.
June 17-20
Lyon, France
F.I.P Solution Plastique - Booth #F34
June 18-19
Erie, PA
Penn State Erie Injection Molding Conference
RJG is a Gold Sponsor of this event. RJG's Bob Reese will present: A Comparison of Velocity to Pressure Transfer Control Strategies for Injection Molding.
Training
April 28-May 9
Woodstock, GA
Master Molder I
Class Full
- Email us to be added to the waiting list or click here to see all classes.
April 28-May 9
Traverse City, MI
Master Molder I
Class Full
- Email us to be added to the waiting list or click here to see all classes.
April 29-May 1
Dayton, OH
Systematic Molding
April 29-May 1
Ossian, IN
Systematic Molding for Liquid Silicone Rubber
May 13-15
Traverse City, MI
Advanced eDART Training Version 9
May 13-15
Woodstock, GA
Systematic Molding
May 20-22
Traverse City, MI
Systematic Molding
May 21
Menomonie, WI
In-Mold Sensor Strategies
May 22
Menomonie,WI
Version 10 eDART System Overview
June 2-13
Traverse City, MI
Master Molder II
Class Full
- Email us to be added to the waiting list or click here to see all classes.
June 10-12
Troy, MI
Systematic Molding
June 10-12
Elk Grove Village, IL
Successful Strategies for New Tool Launches
June 10-12
Queretero, Mexico
Systematic Molding (Spanish)
June 10
Woodstock, GA
In-Mold Sensor Strategies
June 16-27
Traverse City, MI
Master Molder I
Class Full
- Email us to be added to the waiting list or click here to see all classes.
June 17-19
Salt Lake City, UT
Systematic Molding
June 24-26
Ossian, IN
Systematic Molding for LSR
Click here to view all available classes.
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