Who we are today
Today, Spectrum Plastics Group has multiple modern manufacturing locations, as the sites below were combined to form the Spectrum Plastics Group, one company capable of providing Customers with a wide array of product development services, ranging from rapid prototyping, to injection molding, to complete contract manufacturing. Offering this complete array of services provides continuity from the design stage all the way through production. From initial conception to final output, Spectrum Plastics Group works as an extension of your engineering and manufacturing team to efficiently manage your program from start to finish.
Each of its divisions were true "A" players in the industry, maintaining the highest level of standards and reputations. This combination allows Spectrum to give its Customers the best and most complete line of services, combined with industry-leading Customer service and project management expertise, and the highest level of quality and on-time delivery, all operating under a single corporate structure using multiple shared systems, with seamless integration across all four sites.
Spectrum Plastics Group has a rich history that dates back more than 50 years beginning as Midwest Plastics Components, an evolution emerging as an industry leader in processing highly engineered plastics to Customers in highly regulated industries such as medical device, aerospace and defense. We were one of the first injection molding facilities in the upper Midwest with clean room capabilities and became an early leader in the implantables segment.
As part of its strategic growth plan, Midwest Plastics Components acquired another injection molding facility with deep experience in medical device and reel to reel molding in Ansonia, CT. This acquisition gave MPC a multi-plant footprint to increase capacity and minimize risk for its Customers. As part of the continued focus towards offering more product development services to its customers, MPC then acquired the premier rapid prototyping business in the western United States. Protogenic has been an innovator in product development and design with its stereolithography (SLA), laser sintering, Polyjet and RTV molding capabilities for over 20 years. Next up was the the east coast’s largest SLA service bureau. In addition to it’s state of the art prototype equipment, Dynacept had a sterling reputation as a premier model maker with an unsurpassed Quick-Turn tooling and short run molding. The addition of these three locations allowed the company to achieve its goal of providing services and products to its Customers across the entire product development cycle. In 2008 the company changed its name to Spectrum Plastics Group (SPG) to better reflect the entire Spectrum of capabilities it could now provide to its Customers. More recently, SPG acquired the assets and Customers of a micro-molding operation in order to bring that capability to its customers. SPG is privately owned with Spell Capital Partners as the majority ownership.
Contract Manufacturing Facilities
Minnesota, Corporate Headquarters
Since 1958, this facility has been involved in injection molding, assembly, and supply base management as a contract manufacturer to produce a wide variety of components, sub-assemblies, and finished products. Emerging as a leader in processing highly engineered plastics, the Minnesota facility was an industry leader in providing plastic contract manufacturing to Customers in highly regulated industries. Focusing on customer's needs for a full service contract manufacturer, Midwest Plastic Components became a leading supplier to the Medical, Aerospace, Defense, and Precision Industrial markets.
As part of their strategic business plan, Midwest Plastic Components purchased another injection molding facility and two prototyping companies to enhance the service offerings and provide more manufacturing location options to its customer base. To articulate the expanded services offered to the Customers, the name was changed to Spectrum Plastics Group, as of June 1, 2008.
Spectrum Connecticut was started in 1967 and is located in Ansonia. The company was founded as a highly engineered processor of injection molded plastics. The company was a pioneer in developing highly engineered and automated reel-to reel molding and continues today as one of the few companies capable of providing this service.
In 1999, a new 66,000 square foot state-of-the-art molding facility was built. The bright work environment with controlled environments was built and conceived with efficiency and safety in mind.
Midwest Plastics Components purchased the Connecticut facility to enhance the services available and offer manufacturing in the Northeast market.
Rapid Prototyping Facilities
Dynacept Company, Inc. was founded in 1973 and located in Bedford Hills, New York. The company began as a quick-turn conventional Model Maker. Exclusive focus was placed on striving to satisfy the needs of the Customer. This was successfully done by investing in the best technologies and focusing on outstanding customer service.
In September of 2000, Dynacept relocated to a 30,000 square foot facility in Brewster, New York. This facility houses a large SLA service bureau, a very substantial rubber molding and urethane casting department, and an unsurpassed Quick-Turn tooling and molding department.
Recognizing the need to expand current operations and to offer complete production capabilities, Dynacept was purchased by Midwest Plastic Components in 2008, operating as Dynacept, A Division of Spectrum Plastics Group.
In 2012, Dynacept’s Quick-Turn Manufacturing operations were transferred to the nearby Ansonia, Connecticut facility, and all Rapid Prototype operations were relocated to Protogenic in Westminster, Co. This restructuring enabled Spectrum to better service its Customers and value proposition, by putting the best of the best QTM and RP capabilities at single locations, giving Customers immediate access to every potential solution managed by focused program management teams.
In January 1990, two gentlemen with strong backgrounds in plastic molding, tooling and prototyping, joined forces to become the founders of Protogenic, Inc.
Protogenic's philosophy is to utilize rapid prototyping technologies to reduce their clients' time to market and product development expenses. Located in Westminster, Colorado, Protogenic has approximately 22,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Throughout the years, as Protogenic has grown its stereolithography and urethane cast parts services, the quality standards set by the founders have established Protogenic's reputation as a high quality leader in the industry.
Under strong new leadership, the Protogenic division continues to explore and apply leading edge technologies to produce the finest prototype parts and ensure the highest levels of Customer satisfaction. The division remains a leader in stereolithography (SLA), Laser Sintering of nylon (LS), PolyJet™ 3D printing, and RTV molds and production-grade cast polyurethane parts.