MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of high-precision components, has appointed Vincent Pope as engineering manager. Pope will be responsible for understanding customer needs, quickly identifying and optimizing profitable opportunities, and ensuring DPI is agile and easy for customers to work with. Pope has nearly 30 years of experience serving in […]
MINNEAPOLIS—After a career that began as a part-time receptionist, Annette Lund retires from Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) as vice president. Lund also served as office manager, purchasing manager and sales/marketing manager. She will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors and trustee for the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). “Since the early days, […]
Article by the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) “If you asked me in February if we could produce a tool in 48 hours, set up 20 percent of our workforce to work remote, and turn around ventilator splitters in two weeks, I would have said you were crazy,” said Kevin Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of […]
Article by Plastics Business Magazine Plastics processors are accustomed to pressures of new program launches and meeting customer expectations. Whether the program launch entails implementing production using new molds or transferred molds, there are processes to follow and deadlines to meet. But today, processors are approaching program launches a bit differently. The onset of the […]
DPI and its founder, Jim Dow, were mentioned in a recent Star Tribune article by Jeff Campbell: With an ESOP, many winners in sale of a business.
MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), custom plastic-injection molder and additive manufacturer of high-precision components, has released a new white paper titled Design for Manufacturing Yields Better Profits and Shortens Time to Market. This white paper explores how parts intended for plastic-injection molding, simple or complex, can greatly benefit from optimizations found during the design for manufacturing […]
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 […]
Diversified Plastics adopts Carbon’s novel approach to additive manufacturing technology. Article on MD+DI Online, Daphne Allen Interested in additive manufacturing for small-run production, Diversified Plastics Inc. (DPI) went in search of a new technology. The company had been using 3D-printing technology from one well-known provider. “We went out looking for something else,” Annette Lund, vice […]