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.
After the annual production of limit switches were complete, APM started looking for new business & landed its first customer, Texas Instruments.
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.
APM broke ground and moved from 3400 Armstrong Avenue in Highland Park into their current location at 15700 Midway Road in Addison
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walls were knocked down and the Addison building was expanded to accommodate the growing business.
Fun Fact: Assembly was 50% or more of our business for 30 years. Today Assembly is 20% of our business
All-Plastics went to electrical injection molding machines.
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.
All-Plastics became ISO 9001: 2008 Certified / Robotics, Automation and Lean Manufacturing efforts implemented to increase quality and efficiency.
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.