Just one week after a Clinton Township company is garnering national attention as a "Hero of American Manufacturing."
Omega Plastics is the latest manufacturer to feature in the "heroes" series produced by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
Founded by Tom Kaczperski in 1984, Omega Plastics is a family-owned, tooling and injection molding manufacturer in Clinton Township that credits its survival and continued success in part to the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, which has helped it develop new products, identify new customers and reduce costs in a rapidly changing market.
"At a base level, we make plastic parts, injection molds and assemblies. But I like to think we manufacture solutions," says Tom's son Jeff Kaczperski in the video.
"At the end of the day I think it’s a big world with lots of opportunities, with lots of innovation. Advanced manufacturing to me is what we have to be doing as American manufacturers. You have to be taking technologies and using them to their full advantage."
Currently employing 45 people and working from a 70,000-square-foot facility at 24401 Capital Blvd., Omega makes prototype and low-volume production products for clients in medical, consumer packaging, automotive and safety markets around the world.
Earlier this month, Omega Plastics was recognized as a "Corporate Citizen" at the first-ever Macomb Business Awards.
The business was nominated along with 48 others for leadership efficiency, workforce development, diversification or corporate citizenship. A panel of judges awarded Omega the Crystal award for corporate citizenship. The company was also nominated for a Diversification Leader award.