U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, presented a 2015 Export Achievement Award to El Paso-based Plastic Molding Technology, 12280 Rojas, on Jan. 29.

“Manufacturing is so important not only to our region, but also to the economy of America, and I am proud PMT has become an essential link in the supply chain,” said PMT Owner and CEO Charles A. Sholtis.

PMT is a precision injection molder and plastic component supplier for diverse global markets. More than 85 percent of PMT’s finished products – about $8 million annually – are exported to an international client base, with Mexico as a primary market.

The company was nominated for the recognition by Robert Queen, director of the U.S. International Trade Administration’s El Paso and New Mexico Export Assistance Center, which is part of the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service.

O’Rourke said PMT is part of the broader vision to reignite American manufacturing in El Paso. “This certificate is a small but important acknowledgment of the work and pioneering innovation that is taking place here,” O’Rourke said.

PMT is a veteran-owned family business, founded in 1973 by Charles E. Sholtis in Connecticut. Three decade later, the company opened a satellite facility in El Paso, and in 2004, all operations were consolidated here.

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