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DME invests millions in new equipment

DME Company, a provider of mold technologies to the plastics processing and mold manufacturing industries, is investing millions of dollars to maximize precision and quality for its products, with the recent purchase of three new machining systems and plans to buy six more new machines later this year.

PlasticsToday Staff

April 10, 2013

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DME invests millions in new equipment

   
Included in the recent purchase are two vertical CNC machining centers, and a Tarus Gun Drill (a multiple spindle machine with large plate size capabilities) that offers DME greater flexibility by performing multiple machining processes simultaneously.
   
Additionally, DME is in the process of purchasing four horizontal CNC machining centers as well as a new plate saw and duplex square mill. The machines will support manufacturing of mold bases and hot runner systems at DME’s facilities in Greenville, MI; Youngwood, PA; and Windsor, ON.
   
“By investing in new equipment, we are also investing in our customer relationships,” said Doug Miller, operations manager for DME. “Our customers’ needs keep evolving, and we are determined to help them succeed.”
   
The new capital equipment helps DME bring greater value to customers by offering overall improved quality, tighter tolerances, and, ultimately, faster delivery. That drive for quality was recognized in February when DME Company earned the No. 2 ranking in the 2013 Quality Leadership 100 Survey, jumping 28 spots on the list this year, coming in just behind Ford Motor Co.
   
Quality magazine evaluated over 400 companies on a variety of quality measures that affect profitability and company value. DME’s Leadership Team credited employees for the high ranking against the world’s top-performing companies.
   
DME President Dave Lawrence said in a prepared statement: “From the early days of DME’s history, our founder, I.T. (Ted) Quarnstrom, instilled the value of high quality into our culture.”

Speaking of the company’s investment in new machinery, Miller added: "It all goes to show that everyone at DME—from our owners, to our leadership, to all our employees—shares the commitment to keep advancing quality across our organization to help us continue making a positive impact for our customers.”

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