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Wisconsin Plastics Inc. / Headquarters: Green Bay, Wis. / Employees: More than 275 employees / Specialty: Injection molding, product design and development, stamping and painting, custom steel fabrications / Jim Christensen, president: “We’re able to complete the loop of the development cycle.” Complete Evolution wisconsin plastics has changed a lot in 40 years, and these changes have led to a stronger company and better service for its oem customers. by chris petersen Much has changed in the 40 years since Jim Christensen’s father founded what is now Wisconsin Plastics Inc. Competition has become a lot tougher and now comes from all around the world. The company itself has evolved from its original focus on custom steel fabrication to include injection molding, stamping and other services. But the changes all have one thing in common – all of them have gone into making Wisconsin Plastics a much stronger company than it was in 1972, and have given it the foundation for sustained success in the future. Wisconsin Plastics serves OEMs in a variety of industries with services ranging from injection molding for plastics, electronic assemblies, metal stamping and finishing, custom fabricating, and powder coating. Christensen says the company’s customers include manufacturers of consumer products such as lawn and garden, furniture, and automotive OEMs on the injection molding side. On the metal fabrication side of the company’s operations, Valley Plating and Fabricating – a division of Wisconsin Plastics – concentrates on serving mostly paper and marinebased manufacturers in Wisconsin. In recent years, he says, the company has taken on opportunities in the mining sector, as well and has added an additional facility to accommodate the increase in demand. No matter how the company’s products and services are applied, Wisconsin Plastics says it takes pride in being able to provide customers with the help they need to see their products from the conceptual stage to the finished items. As an organiza128 WINTER 2012 tion of independent companies, Wisconsin Plastics brings multiple capabilities under one roof. “Each of our divisions’ complementing services results in better communication, lower costs and shorter lead times,” the company explains. “Our diverse network of experts and collaborative working style offers [customers] a wider range of solutions.” One-stop Shop Wisconsin Plastics delivers manufacturing solutions in plastic and metal to its customers, but its services aren’t confined to those boundaries. Along with its injection molding and metal a division of wisconsin plastics, valley plating and fabricating provides the company’s metal fabrication operations.

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012
Wauseon Machine
Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Positech Corp.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Carbide Products
Datacard Group
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Fintube LLC
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
DJO Global
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
The Dupps Co.
Western Manufacturing Ltd.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
Metrolina Greenhouses
LaSalle Bristol LP
Clarion Bathware
DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
Nypro Inc.
Kelly-Moore Paints
Palomar Technologies
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Varflex Corporation
Votaw Precision Technologies
Watry Industries
Wigwam Mills
Banker Steel Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012