1972 Viking Plastics is established. 1979 The refrigeration cap is introduced- still in production today. Early 1980’s Unscrewing molds are introduced. Mid 1980’s Worked with Clark Container to produce childproof plastic bottles/vitals. 1990’s Viking passes certification QS 9000 on its first attempt. 2006 Viking Plastics is purchased by current President/CEO, Kelly Goodsel. 2008 Viking Plastics expands globally by partnering with Poly-Cast in Suzhou, China. 2010 Universal Cap for 1234yf is developed. Early 2011 Viking Plastics embarks on a lean journey of continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of perfect processes, perfect products, and perfectly satisfied customers. Mid 2011 VAPCo (Viking Assembled Products Company) begins. Mid 2012 The first class graduates from “Viking Academy”, which focuses on improving the culture at Viking Plastics and minimizing waste. Mid 2012 2 shot injection molding capabilities are added, reducing the number of machines and molds required to mold two materials together into one part. Late 2012 Daily drumbeat meetings begin for all employees for sharing important business metrics, reports on improvements we make, ideas and team interactions. 2013 Viking Plastics expands into the South American market through its partnership with Injequaly in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Early 2015 Viking Plastics wins “Employer of the Year” for Erie County, PA for the previous year. Mid 2015 A production cell is developed for molding and robotic welding. 2016 Viking Plastics is purchased by private equity firm, Spell Capital. 2017 Viking Plastics acquires Kentucky Manufacturing & Technology out of Louisville, KY. 2018 Viking Plastics acquires Genesis Plastics out of Jeffersonville, IN. 2020 General Motors awards platinum supplier status to Viking Plastics.