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Diversified Plastics announces expansion of manufacturing facility

Minneapolis, MN — July 31, 2012–Diversified Plastics, Inc. has announced plans to expand its manufacturing location in Brooklyn Park, Minn. The additional 10,000 square feet will bring their total facility size to approximately 53,000 square feet. “Our business has been growing, specifically in medical device components, and our facility expansion plans are key to meeting Read more…

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Diversified Plastics wins 2012 Wellness by Design Worksite award

Minneapolis, MN — June 28, 2012–For the second year in a row Diversified Plastics, Inc. has received the Worksite Silver Award for the 2012 Hennepin County Wellness by Design competition. The Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department presents this award annually to schools and workplaces that excel in creating a healthy working environment Read more…

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Diversified Plastics featured in industry magazine, Plastics News

Minneapolis, MINN–May 7, 2012–Diversified Plastics was featured in industry magazine, Plastics News regarding the company’s role in providing high-performance plastic parts for NASA’s Juno probe heading to Jupiter. Download a PDF of the article here: 2012-Diversified-Plastics-Featured-in-Plastics-News.

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Diversified Plastics’ components aboard NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to Jupiter

Minneapolis, MN–April 4, 2012–Plastic-molded components produced by Diversified Plastics, Inc. are currently speeding through space towards Jupiter aboard NASA’s Juno Space Probe. The craft was launched August 5, 2011 and is expected to begin orbiting the planet in early July, 2016. The plastic components are part of the JADE (Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment) device. The Read more…

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Diversified Plastics sold to its employees

Minneapolis, MN–January 4, 2012– James Dow, founder, president and CEO of Diversified Plastics, Inc., has announced the sale of his company to his employees through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The employees took ownership on November 1, 2011, but Dow will remain as president. “The changeover has been smooth,” said Annette Lund, vice president. Read more…

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2011 Wellness by Design award presented to Diversified Plastics

 Minneapolis, MINN–June 24, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. has received the Worksite Silver Award for the 2011 Hennepin County Wellness by Design competition. The Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department presents this award annually to schools and workplaces that excel in creating a healthy working environment and encourage healthy lifestyles. This is the third year Read more…

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Diversified Plastics exceeds goal in 2011 annual food drive

Minneapolis, MINN–April 18, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. has collected 1,000 pounds of food and money for their annual Bonnie Schultz Memorial Food Drive during the month-long event in March. “We are very excited that our target goal of 15 pounds per person was exceeded by our employees who gave an average of 20 pounds each,” said Read more…

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Diversified Plastics produces components for lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles

Minneapolis, MINN–March 10, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. has announced the production of high-precision insulator components for lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles. The components are produced for Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls-Saft, a major worldwide supplier of advanced battery solutions for the automobile industry. Diversified Plastics manufactures insulator parts, used to shield key internal battery components, Read more…

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New electric press adds capabilities, reduces environmental impact

Minneapolis, MINN–October 5, 2010– Diversified Plastics, Inc. has expanded their component production capabilities with the addition of an 85-ton Toshiba EC85 electric plastics injection molding machine. This machine will enable the company to produce small, high-precision components required by the medical device, aerospace and electronics industries. Three factors drove the company’s decision toward purchasing the Read more…

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Diversified Plastics supplies high-performance part to Dynapar

Minneapolis, MINN–May 17, 2010–Diversified Plastics, Inc. has announced the production of a high-precision component for the new Dynapar™ HS35R Encoder. The component, a shaft sizing insert, fits within the encoderʼs center bore and accommodates various motor shaft sizes, while insulating the encoder from external stresses. HS35R Encoders are used in machine applications that require precise Read more…

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