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Diversified Plastics, Inc. President and Owner To Be Keynote Speaker at Missoula Manufacturing Day  

Diversified Plastics, Inc. President and Owner To Be Keynote Speaker at Missoula Manufacturing Day  

Missoula, MT – Diversified Plastics, Inc. President and Owner, Brad Reid, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Missoula Manufacturing Day. The Missoula Manufacturing Day highlights the career potential and advancement in manufacturing for high school students and those interested in the impact of the industry on the Montana economy. 

Diversified Plastics, Inc. has grown to be a manufacturing leader in North America. For over 45 years, DPI has been providing plastics engineering and fabrication for multiple industries both domestically and abroad. DPI was named 2020 Exporter of the Year for their efforts in exporting goods to Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, and other developing continents. 

“I am excited to be a part of the 2022 Missoula Manufacturing Day,” said Brad Reid, DPI President. “Hardworking Montanans are changing how industries operate by designing, engineering, and manufacturing custom parts and components. Being chosen as the keynote speaker to detail these solutions and share stories that will inspire high school students and industry leaders is a great honor.” 

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC), a division of Montana State University, is a promoter of the 2022 Missoula Manufacturing Day. For the last 25 years, MMEC has supported manufacturers and helped industries succeed by showcasing how manufacturing offers great jobs, contributes to the economy, and steps up to help with local needs during challenging times.

About Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center is a statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance center with a mission to grow Montana’s economy by helping manufacturers succeed. We serve the manufacturers of Montana by helping them assess and improve their manufacturing operations, providing trainings and workforce development, and leveraging research and technological developments at Montana State University to keep manufacturing competitive in the state.

About DPI

Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) is a manufacturer of plastic, industrial components located in Missoula, Montana, USA. We are family-owned and have been designing, fabricating, and molding plastic parts for a wide range of industrial and OEM applications since 1976. We excel in the water treatment industry, but also serve a variety of other sectors including agriculture, food processing, wood products, and mining. Our custom components can be found throughout the USA and abroad. Diversified Plastics’ capabilities have allowed us to develop our unique “MultiFab” processes to create some of the most practical and cost-effective components for industries available today. 

Supporting Organizations That Impact Our Community

Supporting Organizations That Impact Our Community

We are proud to support organizations that are making a significant impact in Missoula, Montana.

Diversified Plastics is proud to support organizations that are making a significant impact in our hometown of Missoula, Montana. We partner with the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center and the Watson Children’s Shelter by offering resources and time to make a difference in the lives of those living and working in our community. 

The Missoula Food Bank & Community Center is addressing hunger in Missoula County and offering food assistance and child nutrition programs to any and all families. The Missoula Food Bank & Community Center has no eligibility requirements and treats all families or individuals with dignity and respect. They offer emergency food and provide nutritional programs that teach the community about healthy food and dietary options. 

The Watson Children’s Shelter is located in Missoula, Montana and assists children in crisis by offering short-term care for those that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. The Watson Children’s Shelter services are available 24/365, and the organization is committed to providing safety and stability to children and families until their crisis is resolved or a long-term solution can be arranged. 

We feel strongly about supporting organizations that are changing the lives of the people in our community for the better. We encourage you to join us in our efforts to address the needs in our community.

DPI Expands Production Facilities

DPI Expands Production Facilities

A parcel of property owned by Diversified Plastics on the corner of Howard Raser Drive and Old Grant Creek Road was annexed into the City of Missoula. (Google Earth)

We’re expanding our facilities from 35,000 sq. ft to 50,000 sq. ft. through the purchase of a new building. The new space will enable us to continue meeting our customers’ needs for high performance plastic components while also supporting jobs in our community. The announcement of our building expansion generated news coverage in the Missoula Current.

It is always great to see our products in action!

It is always great to see our products in action!

Thank you to Geo. M. Martin for sharing some shop floor photos:

Geo. M. Martin Company is a world leader in material handling solutions for the corrugated box industry. DPI parts are integral to their patented Scrubber Technology. Die-cut corrugated sheets with cut-outs are conveyed on their molded orange replaceable tires and are rattled across the “molded and machined hex-nut beaters” at high speeds.

Geo Martin is a leading Material Handling Solutions company based in Emeryville, CA.

Left, Jon Ames, Mechanical Engineer and R&D Manager at Geo Martin and right Tom Shurtz, with Shurtz Enterprises, our DPI Representative in Northern California

Expanding Our Facility, Creating More Jobs

Expanding Our Facility, Creating More Jobs

Diversified Plastics, Inc. was recently awarded a grant from the Montana Department of Commerce – Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund (BSTF) Program. The money awarded will assist DPI with the completion of architectural and engineering plans for their facility in Missoula, Montana. Expanding the production facility will allow DPI to create new, high paying jobs and play a small part in the Montana Comeback Plan. DPI would like to thank the Missoula Economic Partnership for this opportunity.

DPI-MEP-Award-Letter.pdf

View Current Employment Opportunities

Mask Makers, Life Savers

Mask Makers, Life Savers

Congratulations to Brad Reid and the team at DPI for earning the SPARK R&D 2020 Good Person Award for outstanding service during a global pandemic. Our fanatic state of Montana called on all its resources to start making masks. DPI answered that call.

www.makethemasks.com

Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

DPI’s Fresh Air usually comes from seeing a problem with fresh eyes and putting our innovation to work to come up with solutions. In that way, it isn’t much different that how we work with our customers. In this case, we had heard about Bill’s difficulty helping his wife get the bath time she needs. As you can see, our solution helped Bill do the caregiving he needed to do without the physical difficulty of getting it done. 

Diversified Manufacturing

Diversified Plastics continually innovates and looks for ways to improve the life of a product and reduce procurement and maintenance costs. We help you choose the best process to maximize your investment.

Need Support?

When you know what you are looking for or want to start with an idea, we are ready to help. Please reach out and we will start you on your path to plastic solution success!

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