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Plastic Molding Manufacturing
www.plasticmoldingmfg.com / HQ: Hudson, Mass. / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Injection
molding / George Danis, CEO: "Our focus is to bring manufacturing back to the United States."

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ana, enabling it to serve clients across
the country. The company started in
metal fabrication and when the industries metal-to-plastic conversion
started rising, Plastic Molding Manufacturing began focusing in on injection molding. "Our focus is to bring
manufacturing back to the United
States," CEO George E. Danis says.

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among its four facilities, plastic
molding manufacturing operates
108 injection molding machines.

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plastic molding manufacturing succeeds in
helping injection molders. by tim o'connor

Almost every product or machine
in use today employs plastic somewhere in its design. Plastics are found
in everything from cell phones to firearms and healthcare devices. Manufacturers need suppliers capable of
fulfilling the demand for plastic casing
and other components. In the past,
OEMs have contracted with cheaper
plastics suppliers overseas, but as the
cost of overseas production and the
supply chain rises, more businesses
are looking for local alternatives.
According to a 2015 study from the
Boston Consulting Group, 31 percent of surveyed companies with at
least $1 billion in annual revenues
said their companies expected to add
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production capacity inside the United States within the next five years.
Comparatively, 20 percent of companies said they were most likely to add
capacity in China.
Those responses signal a shift toward reshoring. When asked the same
question in 2013, 30 percent of respondents said they were most likely
to add production capacity in China
compared to 26 who expected to invest in the United States.
Companies such as Plastic Molding
Manufacturing are well positioned to
support the rise in domestic production. The injection molder has four
facilities located in Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Indi-

Plastic Molding Manufacturing was
founded in 1968 to serve Massachusetts' high-tech industries. Since then,
the company has been evolved with
the rises and dips in the economy and
the progress of technology. The 1990s
were a boom period for the injection
molding industry. Manufacturing in
the United States was prosperous and
companies needed an endless wave
of plastic products and parts. The
demand for plastic molding brought
many startups into the market.
Plastic Molding Manufacturing
responded by shifting its focus to
larger manufacturers that required
suppliers with massive capacities
to fulfill their orders. Upstarts
couldn't compete at that end of the
market, and Plastic Molding Manufacturing found itself creating plastic parts for global companies such
as General Electric, Lucent Technologies, AT&T and Motorola.
American manufacturing began to
decline in the 2000s as globalization
took hold. Some of Plastic Molding
Manufacturing's customers went under, others merged and more cut back.
The company put its own growth on
hold for the rest of the decade as it
weathered decreased demand.
When the economy began to rebound Plastic Molding Manufacturing went back into growth mode.
Danis purchased ResTech Corp. in
2010, another Massachusetts-based


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