President’s Message: The ARM Training Academy

Matt Bushman

I am excited to announce the ARM Training Academy, a new website that allows our members to track their progress and earn a certificate of completion for our Operator Training Program.

The Training Academy is a significant ongoing investment from ARM and a result of our discussion with members at our 2022 Spring meeting about how our Association should invest resources. The clear direction from that meeting was that ARM should continue to increase training opportunities for molders.

The Operator Training Program includes 25 training videos and 21 short quizzes. Participants can save and track their progress in the Training Program. The outline for the program was initially developed by our charitable organization, the Roy Crawford Education and Development Foundation. ARM Technical Director Nick Henwood organized and hosted many of the training videos. Additional videos were presented by Jim Henry of Diversified Mold and Castings, Dru Laws of Brigham Young University Idaho, Evan Silo of McLube, and Larry Whittemore of Stoner Molding Solutions. I want to thank all of them for their work on the program.

The ARM Training Academy is available free to all members. Soon we plan to add the ability for companies to track their employees’ progress within the program as well. Over time, we will add ARM’s other training series to the Academy, beginning with our Safety series.

Please visit the ARM Training Academy website at

In addition to the ARM Training Academy, our Intro to Rotomolding Seminar and Advanced Rotomolding Seminar are offered multiple times throughout the year in various locations. The Board has made a point of keeping the prices for these seminars low to allow companies to send as many employees as possible. Both seminars will be offered at our Annual Meeting in Kansas City. I look forward to seeing you there!

Matt Bushman
President, Association of Rotational Molders
President, Plasticraft Corporation

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