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Dordan nominated for Chicagoland Business Champion Award

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 25, 2022 10:23:48 AM

Dordan Manufacturing has been nominated for the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation's (MCEDC) Business Champion Awards!

The MCEDC is a private/public partnership that works to support and develop the economic vitality of McHenry County, which includes 10 cities located in the greater Northern Illinois region.

Dordan was nominated for the award by anonymous members of the local business community and has since been reviewed by an independent board of business and educational professionals. The Business Champion Award recipient will be announced at MCEDC's Annual Gala on November 1st.

When asked what makes Dordan different during the nominee screening process, President & CEO Daniel Slavin comments:

"We are a third generation family owned and privately held company. Since 1962, Dordan has made continuous investments to allow for sustainable, long-term growth. This is contrary to the plastics industry, which has witnessed market consolidation fueled by private equity, favoring short-term results over long-term growth. As a privately held company, Dordan maintains the corporate culture, values, and priorities of its founding; and, is able to focus 100% on its core capabilities of package design and custom thermoforming. This is in opposition to those entities resulting from M&As that re-prioritize and modify products and services to gain more market share, compromising quality and reputation."

On October 19th, Dordan celebrated its 60th anniversary, making 2022 a special year for the custom thermoforming company. To meet the growing demands of its customer base, Dordan hired another packaging engineer and quality control technician to support the company's engineering and quality control departments.

Looking ahead to 2023, Daniel explains that the company has committed to achieving ISO 13485 certification for medical product and component manufacturing. As an existing supplier of medical tray packaging with an ISO class 8 cleanroom, Dordan’s dedication to implementing this new quality management system reflects its adherence to long term and sustainable growth. The certification will allow for increased market penetration, further positioning the thermoformer as a premier medical packaging manufacturer. 

Dordan is grateful for the opportunity to be considered as this year's Business Champion and eagerly awaits the award ceremony. Pictures to follow!

Siblings and company principals, Chandler and Aric, in front of Dordan Manufacturing

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Photos: Games & raffles abound at Dordan as 60th anniversary nears

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 13, 2022 9:22:58 AM

Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoformer of packaging, gears up this week as its 60th anniversary fast approaches. Daily games reward winners with tokens of the company's affection, like gift cards and baskets. The anniversary on October 19th and the following celebrations are timely, as all need a period of levity after this years' manufacturing challenges.

Below are some photos from the daily festivities. There are many smiling faces, so enjoy!

Quality Manager holds spinner for Tooling Technician to determine his good fortune.

Dordan GM prepares to draw the winning raffle ticket

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Meat and Potatoes of Dordan.com

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 27, 2021 6:14:04 AM

Easily digest our whole website with these bite-sized servings. The tasting menu includes:

→Company history, 1962-present

→Package design/engineering, tooling, and thermoforming capabilities

→ISO 9001:2015 certified QMS with ISO Class 8 certified cleanroom

→Facility overview and process flow

The menu is available for download here. *Vegan and Gluten-free substitutions available.

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Dordan Nominated as Manufacturer of the Year; photos from Awards Gala

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 10, 2021 9:26:04 AM

Woodstock's Chamber of Commerce's celebrated its city's retailers, manufacturers, leaders, volunteers, non-profits and more at its Annual Awards Gala at the Woodstock Opera House last week.

Dordan was nominated for manufacturer of the year by the community for manufacturing plastic face shields for healthcare workers, reported here by the Woodstock Independent. While Dordan did not win 😔, our most sincere congratulations to winner, Rush Creek Distilling, for retrofitting their operations to provide hand sanitizer to combat the spread of COVID. Fellow Nominees included:

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Stop by our Digital Tradeshow Booth in this Product Photo Gallery

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Apr 7, 2021 10:33:34 AM

COVID halted business travel, including trade shows and conventions. Dordan has not exhibited since 2019, but looks forward to showing off its new medical packaging at MD&M West (Anaheim, CA, August 10-12, 2021).

In the meantime, visit Dordan's digital booth, in this product photo gallery.

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Photo Slide Show of Dordan's Facility, Equipment, Technology, People

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 18, 2021 8:57:17 AM

Step inside third-generation and family-owned custom thermoforming company, Dordan Manufacturing, in this photo slideshow.

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Dordan's Top-Twenty Achievements of the Last Ten Years

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 23, 2020 11:00:56 AM

Dordan has celebrated nearly 60 years of Christmas together. This year, we want to celebrate the blessings of the last ten, to offer hope and inspiration for the next decade. In looking back, we recall Kierkegaard's saying that "life is lived forward, but understood backwards"; never has this rung so true as we reflect on 2020. 

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Insight into the PET/RPET market from Dordan CEO/President

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 25, 2018 11:09:26 AM

After years of controlled pricing in the PET/RPET resin and sheet market, recent upsets to the global supply chain have resulted in substantial price increases. Dordan Manufacturing President & CEO Daniel Slavin shares his 45+ year of thermoforming industry experience to help contextualize this unprecedented upswing in material pricing and lead-times; and, what Dordan is doing to combat these increases:

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ISO 9001:2015 Cert. Improves Quality System w/ Risk-Based Thinking

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 22, 2018 9:13:31 AM

Woodstock, IL—March 2018—Dordan Manufacturing, a custom thermoformer of plastic packaging, is ISO 9001:2015 certified for the design, manufacture, and distribution of thermoformed products and packaging. Building on the Quality Management System of the ISO 9001:2008 Standards, which emphasize continued process improvement through monitoring, measuring, and analyzing Dordan’s ability to satisfy its customers, the 2015 Standards incorporate risk-based thinking as a means to continuously improve the value of it’s products and services.

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Woodstock's Dordan Manufacturing Celebrates its 55th Anniversary

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Nov 2, 2017 8:22:13 AM

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