News/Events

Diversified Plastics’ components aboard NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to Jupiter

Minneapolis, MN–April 4, 2012–Plastic-molded components produced by Diversified Plastics, Inc. are currently speeding through space towards Jupiter aboard NASA’s Juno Space Probe. The craft was launched August 5, 2011 and is expected to begin orbiting the planet in early July, 2016. The plastic components are part of the JADE (Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment) device. The […]

Diversified Plastics sold to its employees

Minneapolis, MN–January 4, 2012– James Dow, founder, president and CEO of Diversified Plastics, Inc., has announced the sale of his company to his employees through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The employees took ownership on November 1, 2011, but Dow will remain as president. “The changeover has been smooth,” said Annette Lund, vice president. […]

Effective plastics selection for medical devices requires teamwork

Minneapolis, MN–November 30, 2011–Teamwork is critical when making thermoplastic material decisions for medical devices. Diversified Plastics, Inc recommends that medical device manufacturers work closely with suppliers and injection molders when selecting plastic material during product development. By involving all parties early in the process, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can shorten the product development time […]

Diversified Plastics simplifies production outsourcing for OEMs

Minneapolis, MN–October 24, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. simplifies the outsourcing of plastic injection molded parts for their customers by providing a complete production package. “We design and build the mold, injection mold the parts, assemble, package and ship,” says Joni Davis, sales engineer at Diversified Plastics. “Additionally, we will buy the hardware, the labels or whatever […]

Diversified Plasticsʼ value-added services save customers money

Minneapolis, MN–September 1, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. helps their customers save time and money by providing a single source for plastic parts production, from design assistance and mold production, to injection molding and assembly. Typically, a company may need to use several vendors to accomplish what Diversified Plastics is able to offer in a single location. […]

Diversified Plastics saves customers money through reduced energy use

Minneapolis, MINN–August 22, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. cuts energy use and saves their customers money. “By reducing our energy consumption, we are reducing our overhead costs,” said Jim Dow, president of Diversified Plastics. “With energy being a significant part of our overhead expense and our competitive quotes governed by our overhead, energy savings translates into more […]

2011 Wellness by Design award presented to Diversified Plastics

 Minneapolis, MINN–June 24, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. has received the Worksite Silver Award for the 2011 Hennepin County Wellness by Design competition. The Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department presents this award annually to schools and workplaces that excel in creating a healthy working environment and encourage healthy lifestyles. This is the third year […]

Diversified Plastics produces components for lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles

Minneapolis, MINN–March 10, 2011–Diversified Plastics, Inc. has announced the production of high-precision insulator components for lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles. The components are produced for Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls-Saft, a major worldwide supplier of advanced battery solutions for the automobile industry. Diversified Plastics manufactures insulator parts, used to shield key internal battery components, […]

New electric press adds capabilities, reduces environmental impact

Minneapolis, MINN–October 5, 2010– Diversified Plastics, Inc. has expanded their component production capabilities with the addition of an 85-ton Toshiba EC85 electric plastics injection molding machine. This machine will enable the company to produce small, high-precision components required by the medical device, aerospace and electronics industries. Three factors drove the company’s decision toward purchasing the […]