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Julie Showers Retirement Party

Julie Showers, one of the original 13 employees at DPI, has retired after over 40 years with us. Starting as a press operator, she retired as our Production Manager. In April 2019, she was featured in Plastics New’s Women Breaking the Mold which showcases women pioneering the way for future women in the plastics industry. Read more…

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The Managerial Strategy

Article in Summer 2019 Enterprise Minnesota Kevin Hogan uses sharp strategic focus to help transform Diversified Plastics from a loose ‘entrepreneurial’ operation to a well-honed operation. Kevin Hogan arrived at the Brooklyn Park headquarters of Diversified Plastics in July 2017 prepared to take the reins of the company from owner Jim Dow, who was retiring. It seemed like an ideal Read more…

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Celebration of a Job Well Done: Retirement Party

Retirement Party for Mary Scharber and Paul Donais. This spring DPI’s employees celebrated the retirement of two of it’s team members, Mary Scharber and Paul Donais. Part of the original “baker’s dozen” (first 13 employees), Mary and Paul started and ended their careers at about the same time. Paul was one of DPI’s talented shift Read more…

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Wearing of the Green

Diversified Plastics, Inc. celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day in style.

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. Earns Carbon Production Network Certification

Carbon technology is next-generation digital manufacturing Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision components, has earned its certification as a Carbon Production Network (CPN) partner. Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) technology gives DPI the ability to offer customers production-quality end-use parts without the added time and cost of Read more…

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Helmets in the Superbowl feature 3D printed lattice helmet liner powered by Carbon

Riddell, the leading provider of football equipment, partnered with Carbon to create the next generation of head protection – Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond Helmet. Powered by Carbon, the Diamond helmet features the first-ever 3d printed lattice helmet liner for advanced player protection. Precisely contoured to the athlete’s head, the lattice liner is made up of more Read more…

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Carbon Additive Manufacturing Team Training

The Carbon Digital Light Syntheses (DLS) equipment has been installed at Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI). Our Carbon team has been training hard for their certification. Learn more about Carbon Additive Manufacturing and request a quote >

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. announces the acquisition of Pacific Plastics Injection Molding

Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) has acquired the assets of Pacific Plastics Injection Molding (PPIM) in Vista, Calif.  PPIM offers custom plastic-injection molding as well as design and custom mold making services to industrial, electronics, telecommunications, medical and filtration markets. “The acquisition of PPIM provides synergy with DPI’s services and customers as well as geographic benefits Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. appoints Gary LaTraille as quality director

Diversified Plastics, Inc., (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision components, has appointed Gary LaTraille as quality director.  LaTraille will be responsible for strategic advancement, optimization and enforcement of DPI’s regulatory and quality protocols to ensure that materials, products and processes meet or exceed customer and company requirements. LaTraille has more than 30 Read more…

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Great turnout for the Lunch and Learn about Carbon

Great turnout for the Lunch and Learn about Carbon, sponsored by DPI, at MD&M Minneapolis. After the presentation, attendees were able to examine parts digitally manufactured with Carbon’s 3D-additive manufacturing technology. Learn more about Carbon > 

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