News - - Extreme Tool & Engineering Inc. is located in remote Michigan and has an average employee age of 28.

Those two details might be considered disadvantages to some mold makers.

But for Mike Zacharias, they are a couple of key reasons why his Wakefield-based company is successful.

“I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being an old guy like me. But I do believe in the power of youth and reinvesting in training. The bottom line is we’re preparing for the next 40 years, not the last 40,” he said at the recent 2014 Plastics Caps & Closures conference in Rosemont....

...And they, like the owner, appreciate having a job that allows them to live in that part of the country. Workers commute anywhere from two to 40 miles, with some even coming from nearby Wisconsin to work....

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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 40 Date: 9/30/2014 1:31:08 PM -