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.
December 15 – 16, 2020 | Attended
Kallman Worldwide successfully connects U.S. exporters with international buyers. Their Digital Trade Missions are sector and region specific, and allow connections to be made virtually while physical events are temporarily paused.
Diversified Plastics participated in their December 2020 B2B meeting with several other companies regarding mining opportunities in Chile. U.S. exporters are an important supplier of quality products to Chilean importers.
Chile is the world’s number one producer of copper, iodine and rhenium; the number two producer of molybdenum and lithium; the third producer of boron; and fourth of silver. The copper industry demands imports for key inputs for copper extraction, such as fuel, heavy equipment, and various technologies used in the mining process. As key expansion projects and technology advancements are made in Northern Chile, their copper production is forecast to increase. Diversified Plastics has innovative solutions to meet Chile’s critical and demanding mining operations.
Staff and visitors at the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center can feel a little safer from the potential spread of CORVID-19, thanks to the generosity of DPI and its President/Owner Brad Reid. Brad and his son, Logan recently installed clear plexiglass shields at the center’s front check-in desk and interview stations. The acrylic barriers were donated and designed by DPI, all voluntarily.
DPI also was recognized by Watson Children’s Shelter for continuing to be a Super Spoke sponsor for the annual Bike for Shelter fund-raiser, benefitting the nonprofit that is a safe haven for children in crisis. “We couldn’t do it without their generosity and commitment to our mission!”, the Shelter says.
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Diversified Plastics, Inc., has stepped forward to be a good neighbor to our fellow Montanans. We pivoted production to produce plastic molded face masks for the state’s health care and essential employee communities. For doing so, we received this letter of thanks from our governor and lieutenant governor, with personal hand-written messages. Gov. Bullock and Lt. Gov. Cooney, thank you for the recognition.
Thank you to the Montana World Trade Center for highlighting our own Diversified Plastics, Inc. We are proud to be members of this organization that brings together trade centers from around the globe. We live in a global economy and this center supports our global business which allows for local growth.
Diversified Plastics, Inc., a North American leader in plastics engineering and fabrication, has recently updated their website and moved the address to dpiplastics.com. In addition to offering easy-to-access information and detailed pages regarding the industries Diversified Plastics serves, the newly designed website is also mobile friendly.
New to the website is the Creative Engineering page. Diversified Plastics Engineers are innovative and ingenious problem solvers, and they have both equipment and testing capabilities to ensure products meet or exceed the specification required by the application. The engineering team is able to develop a product in its complete lifecycle from prototype to part design, to include material selection, process selection and optimization, concluding with the quality assurance phase.
Among other website enhancements, Diversified Plastics now claims a .com domain. The conversion from .net to .com brings a stronger sense of legitimacy and professionalism to the company’s web presence. This new domain name also cohesively operates with Google. Google’s search engine optimization operates with a favor toward domain’s registered under .com. Diversified Plastics’ new domain name is sure to generate an increase in website interaction and in return broaden the reach to share the company capabilities.
“We have always existed to provide solutions and improve efficiencies for our customers, and our new website is one more step toward enhancing our customer service,” states Brad Reid, Owner of Diversified Plastics. “Our current and future customers can visit our website and find a representative in their area who will review their application, determine the right part for the job, and make sure that product or component provides successful results.”
Diversified Plastics is proud to offer a spectrum of plastic manufacturing capabilities under one roof. They are also able to combine the capabilities of Custom Fabrication, Injection Molding, Machining, and Urethane Casting to create solutions for customers. They call this MultiFabTM Technology. Upon visiting the website, current and potential customers will clearly understand what sets Diversified Plastics apart from the competition.
About Diversified Plastics, Inc.
Diversified Plastics, Inc. is a family business that began in 1976 as a supplier of engineered plastic wear strips for lumber and pulp mills. From those humble beginnings, we have grown to become a leader in plastics engineering and fabrication throughout the US and in several International countries. We continue to innovate and look for ways to improve the life of a product or system and reduce procurement and maintenance costs. We help you choose the best process to maximize your investment.
Diversified Plastics is honored to be the Montana World Trade Center’s (MWTC) Featured Member. Through the years, our membership in the Montana World Trade Center has allowed us the benefit of growing global relationships and understanding the complexity of international export regulations. We appreciate this designation and anticipate many more years of building our business partnerships around the world.
For more information see Montana World Trade Center’s website.
Reduce Wear, Maintenance and Contamination Risk
Food processors and other industries use metal detectors to identify contamination from a variety of sources, including fragments from machinery and parts. Detecting such contamination before it leaves the plant greatly reduces liability and prevents massive recalls. In the past, that need forced processors to use metal components where plastic ones might actually wear and function better. Not any more. Diversified Plastics is pleased to introduce truly Metal Detectable Plastic Components.
Our innovative, tested process combines special additives with polymer resins to produce metal and X-Ray detectable injection molded components that are FDA approved. By incorporating these additives at precisely the right ratios, components can be easily identified by standard metal detectors and X-ray machines. Moreover, combined with proper material selection, our process actually improves wear and slide properties of components.
Features and Benefits
- Small particles detected by standard equipment at sizes less than 1 mm in diameter.
- Reduces liability by reducing the likelihood of contamination.
- Reduces wear, weight and noise compared with metal components.
- Available in a wide range of polymers and elastomers to suit any application.
- FDA approved for food contact applications.
- Standard resin colors are black and gray. Pigments such as red, blue, green and orange can be added.