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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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Julie Showers Featured in Plastics News, Women Breaking the Mold

DPI’s Julie Showers was recently featured in Women Breaking the Mold in Plastics News. She began her career in the plastics industry as a press operator in 1977. Showers was one of DPI’s first employees. Today, she is the production manager at the company. Her duties include scheduling for the shop floor and just-in-time orders.  Read more…

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Wearing of the Green

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

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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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Roger Vang receives the Steve Lampi Service to the Chamber Award from North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce (NHACC)

Roger Vang, chief financial officer at Diversified Plastics, Inc., was honored with the NHACC’s Steve Lampi Service to the Chamber Award. The award, started in 2011, is named in honor of the late Brooklyn Park, Minn., mayor, Steve Lampi. It is given annually to a NHACC member who has displayed dedication to the chamber’s communities. Read more…

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. appoints James Garvin to board of directors

MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, has appointed James Garvin to its board of directors. Garvin has an extensive background with 34 years of experience in manufacturing and management. He will provide leadership and strategic guidance and serve as an adviser to DPI’s CEO and executive team. “We welcome Read more…

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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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