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Embracing sustainability with Operation Clean Sweep

June 15, 2023
Embracing sustainability with Operation Clean Sweep

No plastic pellet, flake, or powder left behind. That’s the goal of Operation Clean Sweep. One of New Berlin Plastics’ resin distributors, M. Holland, is totally committed to it and encourages members of its supply chain to do the same. Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) was launched in 1991 to help every plastic resin handling operation…

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How resiliency and agility keep NBP strong in uncertain times

January 11, 2023
New Berlin Plastics 2023 outlook

Higher inflation. Continuing labor challenges. Scattered material and component shortages. These and other challenges will affect some industries a lot in 2023, and others not as much. 2023 may be another challenging year, depending on what industry you’re in. The New Berlin Plastics leadership team has built resiliency and agility into the company’s DNA and…

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Knowledge management: A key element of NBP’s success

October 4, 2022
Knowledge management A key element of NBPs success

A variety of events during the last several years have transformed the workplace. The pandemic. The great resignation. Labor shortages. Supply chain issues. Knowledge management, which was once a less important concern, has now become critical. Companies that can capture, utilize, and improve upon their collective knowledge to improve their processes, training, and products have…

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NBP earns an exceptional Z-score

August 10, 2022

Is New Berlin Plastics a safe place to put your injection molding work? Of course! But don’t take our word for it. Let the numbers speak for themselves:  Our Z-score of 5, recently calculated as part of a risk assessment for a major OEM customer, indicates that NBP is exceptionally financially stable. This popular formula…

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It’s time to take a practical look at your extended supply chain

June 13, 2022
It’s time to rethink your extended supply chain

The global pandemic. Manufacturing shutdowns. The Texas superstorm. A sudden demand spike. Labor shortages. Shipping and transportation bottlenecks. The emergence of new COVID variants. The war in Ukraine. Lately, manufacturers have faced one disruption after another. When will things return to normal? Perhaps never, offers New Berlin Plastics Vice President of Sales Joseph Mechery. “It’s…

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How NBP protects customers from supply chain risks

May 23, 2022
How NBP protects its 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…

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How stable is your plastic injection molder?

March 16, 2022
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…

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More than just a sign on the wall

December 14, 2021
Reimagined Company Values

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.…

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A Guide for Critical Review of Injection Molding Quotes

October 15, 2021
A Guide For Critical Plastic Injection Molder Quote Review

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…

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Is your injection molder protecting you from cyberattacks?

September 9, 2021
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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