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McHenry County Manufacturer Hosts Area State Lawmakers; Conveys Challenges Facing Manufacturing

October 25, 2023

Novation Industries® employs over 80 skilled workers and specializes in custom manufacturing solutions and integrated development services. Senator Wilcox and Representative Reick met with company executives, toured the manufacturing facility, and met with employees. They discussed supply chain issues, workforce development, and the challenges Novation Industries and other manufacturers are facing and concerns they see coming in the future.

Novation Industries Receives Food Safety System Certification 22000

October 27, 2020

Novation Industries®, announced that on March 18, 2020 it had received the Food Safety System Certification 22000, an internationally accepted standard which is awarded to manufacturing companies recognized for meeting safe manufacturing standards of food grade packaging. FSSC 22000 provides trusted assurance to the consumer goods supply chain and certifies that the company is able to produce packaging products in a safe environment and using food grade polypropylene injection molded parts. The certification is used worldwide and provides reassurance within the global consumer goods and food industry that certified manufacturers are bringing people food products that they can trust...

Illinois-based Novation Industries reaches unprecedented production volumes for face protection products in response to increased demand due to COVID-19

July 14, 2020

Novation Industries®, an Illinois-based injection molding and vertically integrated product production company, received increased production orders for personal protection equipment (PPE) and rapidly replied to demand. Increased order volume, which started in April and will continue at least through September, includes molding and complete product assembly of face protection products...

Plastic Injection Molding Company, Novation Industries, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

December 27, 2017

Novation Industries®, a leader in the plastic injection molding industry, celebrates their 50th year in business providing five decades of plastic injection molding to customers across a variety of markets. Novation Industries, previously WM Plastics, was established in 1967 by Bill Metz. Metz differentiated the company by providing quality custom plastic injection molded parts with on-time delivery. The company was rebranded in 2012 to Novation Industries with the new tagline, ‘Manufacturing Ideas’ which depicts their commitment to not only producing breakthrough ideas, but also to making their customers’ ideas come to life...

Novation Industries Receives ISO/TS16949 Certification

January 10, 2017

Novation Industries® announced that on December 19, 2016 it had received the ISO/TS16949 certification, an internationally recognized standard which is awarded to manufacturing companies with a Quality Management System (QMS) which provides for continual improvement and emphasizes defect and waste reduction through manufacturing consistencies. The ISO certification is a jointly managed quality standard which is overseen by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Novation’s certification is valid for three years, which must be reviewed annually by an IATF auditor and can be renewed upon expiration...

Innovations in Plastic Food Packaging

November 15, 2016

The machinery and materials for producing plastic packaging are advancing to meet brand owner, consumer, and postconsumer needs. Packages made with plastic domi- nate primary food packaging. Cost, transparency, sustainability, food safety, and tailored oxygen and water vapor barriers make plastic an attractive choice. Innovations in the manufacturing of plastic packaging manufacturing are focused on deliv- ering enhanced food safety, enabling agility, lower cost, and more sustain- able packaging...

Novation Industries® exhibits at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 - Develops Key Partnerships with Packaging Companies

November 13, 2015

NOVATION Industries® attended Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 28-30, 2015 and exhibited among more than 2,000 companies, showcasing the company’s proprietary Integrated Development Process (IDP), employed in the development of new packaging solutions...

Novation Industries® exhibits at Pack Expo Las Vegas September 28-30, 2015 - Offers FREE Design Consultation to qualified prospects

September 22, 2015

Novation Industries®, a contract manufacturer and custom injection molder, is exhibiting at Pack Expo Las Vegas, booth S-6771 in the Brand Zone. The company is offering attendees complimentary design consultations from top packaging designers and a chance to win a new Apple iPad. Additionally, the company will be hosting a hospitality event and bourbon tasting at a well-known venue near the convention center...

Novation Industries® connects with professional peers at Pack Expo 2014

January 28, 2015

Novation Industries® attended Pack Expo, Chicago, IL, on November 2-6, 2014. As one of over 2,350 exhibiting companies, Novation Industries® was able to connect with industry experts and gain valuable insights into emerging technologies and trends...

Novation Industries® attends PacExpo November 2-6 - Offers FREE 3D Prototypes to qualified prospects

October 24, 2014

Novation Industries® is attending PacExpo,Chicago, IL, November 2-6, Booth N5383. Novation Industries® is a full-service injection molding company with integrated packaging development, including design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities...

Novation Industries®, formerly WM Plastics, poised for corporate growth- Announces new hires and executive promotions

July 10, 2013

Executive staff changes included the promotion of Scott Baxter from COO to president. Baxter brings more than 30 years of senior level operations management experience, including 15 years with a medical product device company...

WM Plastics changes name to Novation Industries

February 11, 2013

A name that represents its expanded service offering of holistic product development. Also, a new, succinct branding strategy exemplifies the company's integrated offering of product design, component manufacturing and sourcing, contract manufacturing and logistics services...

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