Blender business booms, lifts Design Molded Plastics


Record 2012 sales for a key client translated to a huge new workload for Design Molded Plastics (DMP), but instead of being overwhelmed, the custom injection molder responded, and was rewarded with a Supplier of the Year recognition in April.

Vitamix, a supplier of high-performance blenders for home cooks and professional chefs, saw its net sales jump 52% in 2012 over 2011, and they have more than tripled in the past four years. The 92-year-old fourth-generation family-owned company is in the midst of a $10-million, 51,000-sq-ft expansion of its world headquarters in Northeast Ohio, where all its products are assembled. It opened a 175,000-sq-ft operations facility at the end of 2012....
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