Dordan is pleased to be included in Plastics News' Special Edition on Family Businesses!
Published today and titled "Family Extends Beyond Relatives at Dordan," this article shares Dordan CEO & President Daniel Slavin's unique perspective on the value of his family business. This article is a detour from our normal, customer focused-content, as it provides insight into how Dordan is as a company; who we are and what we value; not just what we can do for our customers. It is honest and real and I couldn't be happier with it.
Reporter Jim Johnson begins,
At Dordan Manufacturing Co. Inc., family means more than just flesh and blood.
That’s one of the reasons why CEO Daniel Slavin has absolutely no interest in selling his company despite the repeated inquiries he gets from people looking to make a deal.
“I get two or three calls a week from M&A people looking to buy, looking to invest and I don’t have any desire to sell. I’m not the retiring type. I don’t have any hobbies. I don’t play golf. My hours are pretty much whatever I want. I’m not sure what I would do,” Slavin said.
“I have people who have been with me a long time. And selling also has an impact on them. And it’s not something, after the years they put in, at the age they are at, that I would feel comfortable doing,” he said about many employees.
Dordan Manufacturing was started by Edwin and Vivian Slavin in 1961 as a contract packaging company that also made skin packaging. By the late 1960s, the company had evolved into a thermoforming company, and Daniel came on board in 1970. Just four years later, with his father retiring, he was in charge.
These days, two of his four children, Aric Slavin and Chandler Slavin, are involved in the business as well as his son-in-law, Daniel Haavig.
But when he considers his entire workforce, the CEO sees many longtime workers he considers family as well. These are folks who have been with Dordan Manufacturing year-after-year, decade-after-decade, devoting their working life to the success of the company.
Slavin does not take that commitment lightly.
Above: Dordan CEO & President, Daniel Slavin
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