Global Trade Magazine: Site Selection Planning Guide

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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

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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

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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

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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: D&M moving to all-electric presses

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]