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How NBP protects customers from supply chain risks

Disruptions from the pandemic, weather events, labor shortages, and warring nations have created a perfect storm of supply chain volatility for OEMs. But despite these challenges, New Berlin Plastics has continued to live its company value: “Find a way.” In recent months, prices have steadily risen and inventory has been low or non-existent for many…

Phu Tran: A lifetime of dedication to New Berlin Plastics

In this age of the Great Resignation, when people are quitting and changing jobs in record numbers, it’s hard to find people who have dedicated their working lives to one company.  Phu Tran, who has worked in a variety of roles at New Berlin Plastics for 45 years, is one of those dedicated souls. He…

How stable is your plastic injection molder?

Black swans – unanticipated events that can rock an industry – test the strength and resiliency of every company. During the last several years, a series of them have threatened the health and stability of many plastic injection molders: The global pandemic. Severe material shortages. The ongoing labor crisis. A sharp upturn in demand. Turbulent…

We’re expanding to meet our customers’ growing needs

Our steadfast commitment to people, process, and technology has captured the attention of OEMs throughout North America. During the last several years, it has brought us many new customers as well as expanded business from our existing ones. To accommodate this growth, we recently signed a lease on a second building. Located only two blocks…

Beyond PPAP: How NBP streamlines the project launch process

While the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a common method injection molders use to ensure a new part meets expectations, New Berlin Plastics takes additional steps to streamline the entire project launch process.  These extra steps provide efficiencies that often result in parts being approved and moved into production faster, saving time and cost…

More than just a sign on the wall

Reimagined company values drive expectations and success for employees and customers New Berlin Plastics has reimagined our company values, which summarize our guiding principles. They help us increase our focus on the success of our employees and customers. These are our new values: Be accountable: Take ownership of yourself and your responsibilities. Meet your commitments.…

Upgraded quality lab provides faster throughput and new capabilities

New Berlin Plastics has made some important investments to upgrade its Quality Lab. Thanks to some new cutting-edge measurement systems and a team of skilled employees, the company has increased throughput and added capabilities to better support the production of injection-molded parts. New capabilities During the launch of a new part, the quality team measures…

A guide for critical review of injection molding quotes

Apples to apples, or apples to oranges? It’s a common, frustrating scenario: You send out an RFQ to find the best fit for your project, but the quotes you receive present the information in different formats and provide varying levels of information. That makes it hard to conduct a true apples-to-apples comparison of suppliers before…

Is your injection molder protecting you from cyberattacks?

There’s a common misconception that cybercriminals only target large companies. Bad actors have realized that they can steal valuable intelligence from an OEM by hacking the weakest links: smaller, less protected companies. As OEMs beef up their internal cybersecurity, they need to be sure their suppliers and other partners are also protected against cyberattacks. Now’s…


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