7e4efc4f dd29 4047 b24f 0a9fdcbe5e73Mike Groff (far right) welcomes new Consul General Celso Delgado of the Mexican Consulate in Boise (second from left) to a dinner function in Helena recently. Others in the photo (from top left) include Victor Constantino (also of the Consulate), Webb Brown (Montana Chamber), Mark Ehlke (Felco/MT Hydraulics), and (bottom left) Kathy Brown (Project Management), Maria Delgado, and Della Ehlke (Felco/MT Hydraulics)November, 2015N

Plastic Design & Manufacturing Expands to Mexico

November, 2015

Plastic Design & Manufacturing (PDM) is expanding their custom molding and assembly capacity with the opening of a new facility in Juarez, Mexico.  PDM has partnered with local Juarez molder, Advanced Molding Technology, opening a full service thermoplastic injection molding, assembly and tooling facility to deliver high value custom plastics thru efficient operations, quality engineering and global supply of its products.

PDM started in 1998 as a consulting and offshore tooling firm that expanded in 2009 to a custom molding, tooling trials and assembly supplier to the hardware, outdoor/sporting goods and communications industry.

Double-digit growth over the past 6 years has driven the recent expansion to better service existing customers in the Juarez and Reynosa MX areas.  Michael K Groff, CEO/Owner who believes his people are the company's biggest asset, advises "machines mold our plastic parts, but our people mold the company's future."   Groff was literally born with a plastic spoon in his mouth, coming from a family lineage of rubber and plastics businesses in northeast Ohio.

PDM-MX will start twenty-four hour operations in October 2015 with eight injection machines, ranging from 50 ton to 600 tons, performing assembly, riveting,  and decorating, with expansions plans into two shot and large tonnage machines in the future.

Plastic Design & Manufacturing group of companies manufacture custom injection molded parts and assemblies as well as operate off shore tooling sourcing for numerous companies in North America, Mexico and China.


 

Manufacturer of the Year: Mike Groff (on behalf of) Plastic Design & Manufacturing (PDM)

 

World-class competence: PDM is thriving in competitive marketplace