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, […]

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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, […]

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Erik Paulsen visits Diversified Plastics, Inc. as part of a tax reform listening tour to small businesses

MINNEAPOLIS—Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) recently visited Diversified Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, as part of a small-business tax reform listening tour. The objective of the visit was to learn firsthand how tax reform can help Minnesota businesses and families. “The research and development (R&D) tax credit provides a savings to […]

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. wins Best In Class – Mid-size company of the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards

MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, was recognized as the winner of the Best In Class – Mid-size category for the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. Finalists and award recipients were announced at a ceremony on September 28, 2017. “As this is our 40th year in business, it’s an honor to […]

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Diversified Plastics, Inc. appoints Kevin G. Hogan as CEO

MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic-injection molder of high-precision thermoplastic components, has announced the appointment of Kevin G. Hogan as chief executive officer (CEO). Hogan succeeds James Dow, founder and previous CEO of Diversified Plastics. Retiring in October 2017, Dow will continue to serve as chairman of the board. The company was sold to the […]

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Parts Manufactured by Diversified Plastics, Inc. Get Closer to Jupiter’s Giant Storm

Components manufactured by Diversified Plastics, Inc. are contained in an instrument on the Juno Spacecraft that is orbiting Jupiter. This spacecraft and its instruments are the closest human-built objects to travel past the biggest storm in our solar system, known as the Great Red Spot. NASA recently posted the closest images that have ever been […]

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DPI’s Janel Rosine participating in Crown Rally 2017

Janel Rosine from Diversified Plastic Inc. is participating in Crown Rally 2017 this weekend, June 9 through June 11. Benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation and Kars4Kids, the event unites automotive enthusiasts for driving and navigational adventures throughout the Midwest. Rosine is part of a team that has raised money for the event. Diversified Plastics is one […]

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