Butler, IN – Structural foam molder, DeKALB Molded Plastics was recognized as the 2012 Processor of the Year finalist at the annual PlasticsNews Executive forum on March 6, 2013. DeKALB was nominated for this prestigious award by suppliers Kibbechem, FGL Precision Works, Plastic Solutions; customer Trinity and CPA Baden, Gage and Schroeder. The criteria process includes a comprehensive view in seven categories: financial performance, quality, customer relations, employee relations, environmental performance, industry/public service and technological innovation.
DeKALB was honored with a second award, the PlasticsNews Excellence Award for Employee Relations. The positive attributes at DeKALB Molded Plastics not only recognize excellent cash and inventory management but a strong commitment to the employees. President, Rick Walters supports the successful wellness program promoted by Human Resource Manager, Kassy Davis. In addition, Walters honors each employee on their anniversary by sharing a breakfast, lunch or dinner. A tremendous advocate to the community, each employee participates in a charitable activity that represents their passion whether it’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way, DeKALB Humane Society, or local schools to encourage manufacturing.
DeKALB is a premier molder of large structural foam parts, employing 130 people at its 80,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Butler, IN. The main market focus for the company is medical cabinetry, specialty material handling, safety products and lawn & garden.