Posts Tagged 'Industry Trends'


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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How New Berlin Plastics controls its destiny and supports OEMs

August 25, 2021
How New Berlin Plastics Controls Its Destiny And Supports OEMs

The best suppliers are the ones you can consider partners—those you can count on today, and long into the future. When choosing a supplier, stability and vision are important values that can make the difference between success and failure. New Berlin Plastics controls its destiny through a clear vision of investing in people, process, and…

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Evolving medical device needs drive part design changes

May 13, 2021
Evolving Medical Device Needs And Their Impact On Plastic Part Design

As the demand for medical devices continues to grow, OEMs are under pressure to design more robust, reliable, and versatile devices at a reasonable cost. Injection-molded plastic has become increasingly popular for housings, brackets, and small parts on monitors and other out-of-body devices.  But several trends are placing increasing demands on plastics in hospitals and…

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Stability in uncertain times

January 25, 2021
New Berlin Plastics Outlook Stability In Uncertain Times

Despite the pandemic, New Berlin Plastics expanded in 2020 and is poised for additional growth in 2021. When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States, many companies held back on making investments because of fear and uncertainty. However, that wasn’t the case at New Berlin Plastics. We reinvested in our business, grew in 2020,…

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Are you stressed about distress?

June 11, 2020
Stressed About Your Plastic Injection Molders Financial Distress

Many types of businesses are facing financial challenges caused by the pandemic and economic downturn. Plastic injection molders are no exception. A small but growing number of them are in financial distress or have declared bankruptcy. How can you tell if your molder is in trouble? Here are some warning signs to look for and…

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