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

MINNEAPOLIS—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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Diversified Plastics, Inc. joins the Carbon Production Network

Carbon technology is next-generation 3D-additive manufacturing Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision components, has announced that it has joined the Carbon Production Network (CPN). Carbon’s innovative digital manufacturing solution gives Diversified Plastics, Inc. the ability to offer customers prototyping and end-use part digital manufacturing. “Traditional plastic injection molding Read more…

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Lunch and Learn about Carbon at MD&M Minneapolis

A Carbon production partner, Diversified Plastics, Inc. is sponsoring a lunch and learn about Carbon on Thurs., Nov. 1 at 12:45 pm at MD&M Mpls. in room 101H. Register now, space is limited. #AdvMfgExpo #MDMMinneapolis https://goo.gl/7NAeBV

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New Diversified Plastics, Inc. white paper provides insight on avoiding pitfalls when transferring tools to a new vendor

Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, has released a new white paper titled Avoid Pitfalls: Tool Transfer Protocols. This white paper provides information to minimize risk or impact on production and streamline the process of transferring tools to a new vendor. Changing plastic injection molding vendors may be necessary Read more…

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Avoid Pitfalls: Tool Transfer Protocols

WHITE PAPER Every mold transfer is a challenge. Transferring tools from one plastic injection molding company to a new supplier, with uninterrupted production, requires up-front planning and effective communication for a successful outcome. This white paper provides steps to take when transferring tools.  

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Diversified Plastics expands capacity with larger, environmentally controlled, molding room

To meet growing demand, Diversified Plastics, Inc. has enlarged its molding and packaging, environmentally controlled, room by 2,775 square feet (257.81 square meters). The company has also installed a new 250-ton molding machine that accommodates existing molds and increases capacity and flexibility in scheduling. In addition to this controlled environment, Diversified Plastics has two clean Read more…

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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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