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Avoid Pitfalls: Tool Transfer Protocols

WHITE PAPER Every mold transfer is a challenge. Transferring tools from one plastic injection molding company to a new supplier, with uninterrupted production, requires up-front planning and effective communication for a successful outcome. This white paper provides steps to take when transferring tools.

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Kevin Hogan elected to North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors

Kevin Hogan, CEO of Diversified Plastics, has been elected to serve on the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading resource for its members, providing programs and services to maximize their potential, while utilizing our local relevance as a driving force to build stronger communities. Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. expands its sales engineer and technical support team

Committed to exceeding customer needs with responsive support, Diversified Plastics, Inc. has hired three experienced sales engineer and technical support team members. Raymond Schenk has been appointed senior sales engineer, Aliza Alverson is a sales engineer and Darrick Van Horne is technical support and sales engineer. Schenk has over 24 years of experience in the Read more…

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Diversified Plastics expands capacity with larger, environmentally controlled, molding room

To meet growing demand, Diversified Plastics, Inc. has enlarged its molding and packaging, environmentally controlled, room by 2,775 square feet (257.81 square meters). The company has also installed a new 250-ton molding machine that accommodates existing molds and increases capacity and flexibility in scheduling. In addition to this controlled environment, Diversified Plastics has two clean Read more…

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CEO Jim Dow, 81 signs off after selling his Diversified Plastics to his beloved employees

StarTribune article, by Neal St. Anthony https://goo.gl/LVhtCd The Brooklyn Park firm has grown to 80 employees. It became a profitable company with revenue that should top $15 million this year. Jim Dow, who just retired as a CEO at 81, probably deserves the Florida vacation this month as much as any boss I know. Dow, Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. founder, James R. Dow, retires, leaving his imprint on the company’s history

MINNEAPOLIS — After 40 years of leading Diversified Plastics, Inc. to success, James R. Dow retires as president. Succeeded by Kevin G. Hogan in August 2017, Dow will continue to serve as chairman of the board for Diversified Plastics, an award-winning, custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components. “As a result of Jim’s exceptional leadership, Read more…

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Erik Paulsen visits Diversified Plastics, Inc. as part of a tax reform listening tour to small businesses

MINNEAPOLIS—Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) recently visited Diversified Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, as part of a small-business tax reform listening tour. The objective of the visit was to learn firsthand how tax reform can help Minnesota businesses and families. “The research and development (R&D) tax credit provides a savings to Read more…

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Congressman Erik Paulsen Visits Diversified Plastics, Inc.

Congressman Erik Paulsen visits with Roger Vang, CFO of Diversified Plastics, Inc. to discuss tax reform and what it means to businesses in the United States. Paulsen and Vang also discussed the advantages of Diversified Plastics employee owners through their employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) program.

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. wins Best In Class – Mid-size company of the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards

MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, was recognized as the winner of the Best In Class – Mid-size category for the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. Finalists and award recipients were announced at a ceremony on September 28, 2017. “As this is our 40th year in business, it’s an honor to Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. appoints Kevin G. Hogan as CEO

MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, has announced the appointment of Kevin G. Hogan as chief executive officer (CEO). Hogan succeeds James Dow, founder and previous CEO of Diversified Plastics. Retiring in October 2017, Dow will continue to serve as chairman of the board. The company was sold to the Read more…

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