How One Plastics Maker Is Pivoting To the Future

Chief Executive magazine recently interviewed our CEO, Chip Owens, on proven strategies for manufacturing success. Successful business owners look to other professionals who have gone before them to gain insight into leadership and operational best practices. With a decades-long background in real estate and sales and another 10 years in plastic injection molding, Chip Owen […]

D&M Plastics Adds Capacity and Expertise

D&M Plastics was recently featured in to highlight our new capabilities, increased capacity, and new additions to the team. To read more, click on the thumbnail below.

D&M Plastics in Growth Mode

D&M Plastics, an injection molding company that specializes in tight-tolerance, highly-engineered, precision parts for the medical, electronic, defense, aerospace, and automotive industries, is poised for even more growth with new hires to complement expanded capacity, and increased capabilities.   Joining the D&M Leadership Team are Pam Fisher as Manufacturing Manager as Senior Quality Engineer and Brian […]

D&M Plastics Clocks 1,000 Accident-Free Days

  BURLINGTON, IL (February 7, 2018) – This week D&M Plastics set a new safety record: 1,000 consecutive days without a lost time accident. Located in Burlington, Illinois, D&M Plastics is an industry leader in custom injection molding that specializes in tight-tolerance precision parts for the medical, electronics, lighting, automotive, and other industries. Since D&M […]

D&M Plastics make link between safety, quality

By: Roger Renstrom February 27, 2019 Precision injection molder D&M Plastics LLC of Burlington, Ill., takes safety seriously. Through Feb. 22, D&M had logged 1,255 work days without a lost-time accident, and the count continues. Safety is “something I have been personally focused on since I bought company” almost six years ago, Peyton “Chip” Owen […]

D&M Plastics Shares Manufacturing Experience with Students

As an industry leader, and part of a nationwide trend to introduce the manufacturing industry to prospective talent at earlier ages, D&M Plastics recently opened its doors to the students of Larkin School’s Secondary Transition Education Class (STEP) Class. The high school students of Elgin’s District U-46 recently spent the morning learning about injection molding […]

D&M Launches Corporate Video & Tagline

Meet our Leadership Team in this “behind the scenes” look at who and what make D&M the preferred vendor for automotive, electronic and other manufacturing. D&M launches branding initiative with the big reveal of their new tagline: Molding the 21st Century, and a new corporate video introducing the principles and players who are saying YES […]

D&M Plastics Celebrates 900 Accident Free Days

BURLINGTON, IL (September 15, 2017) — D&M Plastics, a privately held injection-molding manufacturer located in Burlington, Ill., today celebrates 900 days without a lost time accident, setting a new safety record for the manufacturer, which specializes in tight-tolerance precision parts for the medical, electronics, and other industries. D&M Plastics incorporates many of the best practices […]

D&M Plastics Hosts Reshoring Expert and Discussion

BURLINGTON, IL (February 2017) — D&M Plastics’ CEO and President Chip Owen greets Harry Moser from ReshoreNow. D&M recently hosted Moser at its Burlington manufacturing facility, where Moser presented “The Logic of Reshoring and the Power of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Analysis,” in a discussion that focused on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the […]

Daily Herald: D&M Plastics Celebrates Success and Safety on Manufacturing Day

The D&M team makes local headlines participating in Manufacturing Day with a spotlight on safety. “D&M Plastics employees celebrate 634 days without a lost time accident, setting a new record for the manufacturer, which specializes in tight-tolerance precision parts for the medical and electronics industries.” Read More >

Daily Herald: D&M Plastics Hosts Employment Openhouse

D&M Plastics, a privately held injection-molding manufacturer which specializes in tight-tolerance precision parts for the medical, electronics, and other industries, will host an employment open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 150 French Road in Burlington. Read More >

Force Majeure, and living past the weeks of a natural disaster

D&M Shipping & Materials Leader Mary Lake weighs in on Hurricane Harvey and the far-reaching impact of natural disasters. When natural disasters strike, many times the ultimate impact isn’t anticipated by places in the country that may naively think they are immune to the longer-term business ramifications. Take Hurricane Harvey for example. It’s hard to […]

Global Trade Magazine: Site Selection Planning Guide

D&M CEO Chip Owen provides insight into what Illinois offers to manufacturing, in this state-by-state guide. As exporters, the readers of Global Trade are stewards of businesses that grow faster than those concerned only with the domestic market. That growth, and the need to strategically position in areas nearer to the ports and airports that can access the […]

Kane County Connects: November 1st Open House and Job Fair

The job fair and open house will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, starting with an introduction to the company, followed by a tour of the manufacturing facility and a question-and-answer period. D&M is hoping to fill positions for operators, quality technicians, setup technicians, shift supervisors, manufacturing maintenance, material handling, […]

Medical Design Briefs: Manufacturing Polymer Optical Components: The Good, the Bad…and the Learning Curve

D&M illustrates its expertise by spotlighting the complexities such as geometry, surface specifications, and material selection, which are vitally important to designing, and producing a flawless optical part. “There are some key, fundamental considerations when manufacturing optical components: designing molded optical parts, designing and building the molds to produce them, injection molding, and handling components […]

Plastics Machinery Magazine: The Technology House

Read why this leading industry publication calls the management group “determined, purposeful and passionate about the business of plastics” in this excellent profile piece about D&M. “The parts made by D&M are highly engineered with complex geometries.” Read more >

Plastics News Now: D&M Plastics builds a culture of lean manufacturing

D&M Plastics President Chip Owen discusses its lean strategy and why he invests in retirement for his workers when he met with Plastics News Editor Don Loepp on a recent visit to D&M. “It gets them to not only use their hands, but their heads — and hopefully their hearts — in helping us to […]

Plastics News: D&M moving to all-electric presses

Learn how new equipment means even better outcomes for D&M, the first U.S. full-service turnkey manufacturer to achieve ISO certification with an external defect rate of 17 parts per million –60 times better than the industry average. Tight-tolerance precision molder D&M Plastics LLC of Burlington, Ill., is moving toward use of all-electric presses for medical […]

Plastics News: D&M uses lean practices to engage workers

Plastics News spent part of the day on a recent visit to D&M, met the leadership team and learned how a culture of LEAN is good for employees, customers, and for business. “Owen is a big fan of the 2-second lean philosophy made popular by author and manufacturing guru Paul Akers. So every shift change at […]

Plastics News: Executives turn to social media, video to help grow companies

D&M Team Leaders Mark Hill and Mary Lake share their insight into how marketing challenges can be met using social media and video best practices. “Through his different ventures, Mark Hill, sales and marketing leader for D&M Plastics said the No. 1 thing he learned was the ‘value and power of a brand.’” Read More >

Product Design and Development: New Thinking, and Making the Case for Reshoring

CEO Chip Owen writes about how companies can ultimately save time and money manufacturing parts in the U.S. in this in-depth column for PDD. “American politics and the recent election cycle focused a bright light onto companies that produce their products overseas. With that scrutiny came some perspective as many companies have begun to learn […]

Tough Stuff: Liquid Crystal Polymers

Ascend the learning curve on LCP’s as D&M shares their knowledge in this White Paper. LCPs, or Liquid Crystal Polymers, are a unique class of thermoplastic resins, which are extremely non-reactive and inert. LCP is an expensive material that provides high performance for specialized, end-use applications, but it is not necessarily easy to work with. […]