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Diversified Plastics Exceeds Food Drive Goals

(Minneapolis, MN — April 7, 2016) Diversified Plastics, Inc. exceeded its food and fund raising goals for the 10th Annual Bonnie Schulz Food Drive by more than 55 percent. The 53-employee company set a goal to collect 600 pounds of food and, by the end of the event, the final total reached 933 pounds of Read more…

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Diversified Plastics Creates Environmentally Controlled Room for Injection Molding

Diversified Plastics, Inc. has just finished building an environmentally controlled room for injection molding parts that require a cleaner-than-normal manufacturing environment, but not as clean as a certified clean room. The 1,800 square foot space will house one horizontal and two vertical injection molding machines with additional space for sonic welding and packaging—meeting customer demand Read more…

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Diversified Plastics named ESOP company of the year

Minneapolis, MINN — April 30, 2015 — Diversified Plastics, Inc. has received the Company of the Year Award by the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Diversified Plastics’ ESOP provides its employees company stock like a typical 401K for an excellent source of retirement income. The employees proudly took ownership of Read more…

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Diversified Plastics hosts leadership academy

Minneapolis, MINN — April 13, 2015 — Diversified Plastics, Inc. participated in th-e North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy on March 27 by hosting an on-site educational session for business and community leaders who want to advance their careers and expand their business knowledge. The Leadership Academy is a 13-week course that was Read more…

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Diversified Plastics named one of the most innovative suppliers at MD&D West

Minneapolis, MINN — February 19, 2015 — Diversified Plastics, Inc. was named one of the ten Most Innovative Suppliers exhibiting at the recent Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) show in Anaheim, Calif. The company was recognized for using additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology to create plastic injection molds for producing prototype parts. This innovative prototyping Read more…

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Diversified Plastics adds environmentally controlled manufacturing space

Minneapolis, MINN — February 2, 2015 — Diversified Plastics, Inc. has installed a 1,300 square foot controlled environment production room inside their manufacturing facility. With this expansion, additional clean space is available for use in product assembly and packaging operations with increased cleanliness requirements. “We’re excited about the possibilities that our new clean area brings Read more…

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Diversified Plastics reduces power consumption with new electric press

Minneapolis, MN — January 19, 2015 — Diversified Plastics, Inc. has added a Toshiba 310-ton electric plastic injection molding press to their production facility, which reduces power consumption. This machine replaces a similarly sized hydraulic press and is the fourth electronic press the company has added in recent years. “The new machine gives us the Read more…

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Gina Frandsen earns ASQ quality inspector certification

Minneapolis, MINN — November 17, 2014 — Gina Frandsen, quality inspector for Diversified Plastics, Inc., has been certified by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as an ASQ-Certified Quality Inspector. This certification represents Frandsen’s proficiency, understanding and commitment to quality techniques and practices. Individuals awarded with this certification have demonstrated their commitment to ASQ quality Read more…

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Diversified Plastics approved as supplier for Gulfstream Aerospace

Minneapolis, MINN — October 22, 2014— Diversified Plastics, Inc. has become an approved supplier of injection molded plastic parts for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Gulfstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics that designs, builds and services advanced business jet aircraft. Partnering with Gulfstream was a good fit for Diversified Plastics. “From our experience producing high performance, high-precision Read more…

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New use of 3-D additive manufacturing technology saves thousands of dollars

Minneapolis, MINN — September 10, 2014 — Diversified Plastics, Inc. saved 88% in prototype part development costs and 80% development time for medical device maker Coloplast by using a new, 3-D additive manufacturing process to create injection mold components. Coloplast needed to produce prototype medical device parts from injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material to accurately evaluate Read more…

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