History

  • 1964
    All-Plastics Molding, Inc.(APM) came to life in 1964 when Lynn Elliott, also owner of EIM, created a limit switch design that needed manufactured for EIM Valve Actuators.
  • 1964
    After the annual production of limit switches were complete, APM started looking for new business & landed its first customer, Texas Instruments.
  • 1964
    Fun Fact: In 1965 Texas Instrument’s developed a hand held calculator, which was first in the world. All-Plastics manufactured calculators for Texas Instruments over 15 years.
  • 1968
    APM broke ground and moved from 3400 Armstrong Avenue in Highland Park into their current location at 15700 Midway Road in Addison
  • 1970
    Do you remember square poker chips? We do! APM manufactured over 12,000,000 square poker chips that were sold primarily in Reno & Las Vegas. Neiman Marcus featured these square poker chips in their Christmas Catalog.
  • 1970
    Fun Fact: Did you know that Liquid Paper was initially named Mistake Out and created to correct typewriter mistakes? All-Plastics manufactured liquid paper bottles for Gillette over 23 years.
  • 1974
    All-Plastics was transitioning to grow and Larry Byrd, later awarded Distinguished Engineer by Texas Tech University, became President of All-Plastics with a goal to build the plastics side of the business.
  • 1979
    Mary Kay Cosmetics was booming & All-Plastics won the business! Over the next 40 years, APM produced cases and jars for their makeup and skin care line.
  • 1980
    Walls were knocked down and the Addison building was expanded to accommodate the growing business.
  • 1980
    Fun Fact: Assembly was 50% or more of our business for 30 years. Today Assembly is 20% of our business
  • 2011
    All-Plastics went to electrical injection molding machines.
  • 2013
    APM was transitioned to All-Plastics, LLC and 30 year industry leader Thomas Houdeshell became President of All-Plastics with a goal of operational excellence.
  • 2014
    All-Plastics became ISO 9001: 2008 Certified / Robotics, Automation and Lean Manufacturing efforts implemented to increase quality and efficiency.
  • 2014
    Fun Fact: For 48 years, All-Plastics built all molds in-house. Today even though we still build molds in house our full-service tool room primarily focuses on preventative maintenance, engineering changes and modifications.