Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: CORE Molding Technologies

February 8th, 2021

Member Spotlight by J. Chris Highfield

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services.
For over 40 years CORE Molding Technologies has been a trusted manufacturer of engineered plastic solutions produced from sheet molding compound, fiber reinforced plastics, and specialized thermosets and thermoplastics. We offer compression molding of SMC, GMT, and D-LFT, and specialized processes RIM, Structural Foam, Structural Web, spray-up, hand lay-up and V-RTM. The technical products CORE develops include molded components as well as medium to large format integrated assemblies. With multiple composite and specialized plastics processes, CORE has the technical expertise and process capability to meet a wide range of tough customer program challenges. CORE is the only partner you need to get your program out of the gate and across the finish line.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values.
To be the most reliable, innovative and responsive partner in material and manufacturing solutions development . . . while growing shareholder value by maximizing Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) and Execution Excellence . . . and adhering to our CORE Values:
to be a learning organization
to have the courage to challenge
to show mutual respect
to operate with transparency.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
We are fortunate to work and live in a city where our workforce can have all different kinds of areas to visit and connect. We value community partnerships and collaboration. The support we receive for our mission and the resources provided by the Chamber allow us to better educate, train, and give us an opportunity to tell Columbus more of what we have to offer at Core.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?
Core takes pride in understanding their customers needs and uses this information to improve their value and provide solutions to the customers and industries we serve. Additionally, we participate in industry and business organizations in order to understand trends and improve our value.

Please describe your company culture.
Core has a reputation for outstanding leadership, innovation and expertise. We encourage our employees to use creativity and their talent to invent new solutions, meet new demands and offer the most effective solutions in the industry. With employees active involvement, creativity and support, we will continue to achieve our goals of providing value and build stakeholder equity.

What defines a successful employee at your company?
At Core, we recognize that the strength of our company depends upon a high performing, diverse workforce. A successful employee is someone that follows the company core values and demonstrates daily in their position what they enjoy doing and adding value in all areas. Throughout our manufacturing facilities we offer rewarding careers in manufacturing leadership and various engineering disciplines. We are continually looking for hardworking, quality focused professionals to support our operations, customers, and growth. We are as committed to our employees as we are to our world class customers..

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?
Columbus, Ohio encompasses all the great things the Midwest has to offer including a dedicated and capable workforce, great diversity, a solid work ethic and solid demographics in addition to parks, recreation, restaurants and entertainment.

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