GI Plastek Receives Excellence in Quality Award



GI Plastek, one of Wolfeboro’s largest employers has received the 2016 Excellence in Quality Award from customer Raymond Corporation, a division of Toyota. Raymond is the leading global provider of lift truck, forklift and material handling solutions that improve warehouse management and forklift fleet productivity.

The Excellence in Quality Award is given to suppliers who make significant contribution to support the quality process at Raymond.

Daniel Mills, President and CEO of GI Plastek congratulated the entire GI Plastek team and stated, "I am very pleased to announce that I was asked to accept the 2016 Excellence in Quality Award for GI Plastek Wolfeboro's efforts in supporting our key customer Raymond. This is an amazing honor and all of you should be proud of your efforts."

GI Plastek specializes in large to medium, high aesthetic complex molded products that provide added value in a one-stop-shop environment. Core capabilities include standard injection molding, structural foam molding, gas assist and gas counter pressure molding, finishing, painting, EMI shielding, assembly, and graphics.

In 2014, a $3+ million plant expansion added over 30,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and positioned the business for future growth. We are now investing over $2+ million to add two large tonnage injection molding machines to increase our molding output and are replacing our current paint line with a larger capacity, enhanced capability system.

GI Plastek employs over 130 people at the manufacturing facility on Wickers Drive in Wolfeboro.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Rick Collopy at 603.941.0014 or email at rcollopy@giplastek.com.


WE’RE GROWING

GI Plastek is growing, and in anticipation for this growth we need to plan now to position ourselves with the resources we need to be successful. We have a growing customer base and a very supportive new ownership, which is a great combination.

I am pleased to be able to share with you some key additions to our team and to some important changes we have planned.

To support the new program activity I am pleased to welcome Heidi Cogean as our new Program Launch Manager. Heidi joins us with a wealth of program management experience and will be an important addition to the team. Heidi will start April 6th 2016, and will report to Tad Vaughn.

As we continue to grow we need to add resources to the manufacturing management team. With the addition of new presses and a new paint line we need to separate molding from the downstream processes of sanding, paint and mask / pack. To that end we asked Jim Bolton to take on the new role of Finishing Manager, providing the focus we need in this very critical and growing manufacturing department. Jim will continue to report to Tad.

We have therefore established the new role of Molding Manager to focus purely on the molding department, and I am pleased to announce that Wendy Poole has accepted the role and will start April 11th 2016. Wendy brings years of manufacturing experience in a molding environment. Wendy will report to Tad.

Our continued growth highlights the need to support our new product process development and current process improvement with more focus. To provide a concentrated effort we are going to establish a standalone Processing Engineering Department. I have asked Brian Porter to take on the role as Process Engineering Manager. We need to fully utilize Brian’s scientific molding skill sets and experience, allowing us to take our molding process capability to world class levels. To demonstrate how important I feel this role is, Brian will report directly to Tad Vaughn, but will also have an indirect reporting relationship to me. To fill the void in our Quality department I am pleased to announce the promotion of Todd Karry to Quality Manager. Todd will report to me. Both these changes will take effect on Monday April 4th 2016.

We round the new team out with the previously announced addition of Kevin Kezar as an Industrial Engineer. Kevin will report directly to Jim Bolton.

These are very exciting times, please join me in welcoming both our new and existing team members to their new roles.

Daniel H. Mills
President and CEO

New Equipment Purchased

Wolfeboro, NH, February 5, 2016 - GI Plastek Corp has purchased two large tonnage injection molding machines and is installing a new paint line. "In support of our continued growth we have recently purchased new 1100 ton and 500 ton injection molding machines and are starting construction of a new multi-booth mechanized paint line" said Daniel Mills, president and CEO of the NH based injection molder. "In 2014 we completed a $3+ million plant expansion that added over 30,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and positioned us to grow our business. We are now investing over $2 million to add molding capacity and to replace our current paint line with a larger capacity, enhanced capability system. Many of our customers utilize our inhouse paint and decorating capability to provide the large, high aesthetic parts that are a key part of their product. This investment allows us to better support both their current and future needs and positions GI Plastek well to grow with our existing customer base and new customers."


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GI Plastek Completes Major Plant Expansion

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GI Plastek recently completed a major expansion project increasing the plant size from 54,000 square feet to 91,000 square feet.

“We are very excited about our new space. The construction has enabled us to streamline our work flow from raw materials to finished product . This allows us to be more responsive to customer needs and increases our capacity to bring on new business.” said GI Plastek President Daniel Mills. “We invite our current and prospective customers to visit us and see first-hand what we offer.”


ISO Certificate

GI Plastek Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

In August 2013 GI Plastek successfully completed a certification audit by TUV Nord for ISO 9001:2008 registration. This was the result of a yearlong preparation by the entire organization. President Daniel H. Mills attributes GI Plastek's successful achievement of this important certification to the hard work and dedication of the employees. The steps that we took to achieve this certification along with our 2012 formal training in 6S and lean methodologies are all part of our process of continuous improvement.
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