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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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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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Rock Your Socks for Down Syndrome, #LotsOfSocks

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. To build awareness for down syndrome, the team at DPI is rocking their socks. Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota accepts donations online.  #LotsOfSocks

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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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