1972

Viking Plastics is established.

1979

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

1990’s

Viking passes certification QS 9000 on its first attempt.

2006

Viking Plastics is purchased by current President/CEO, Kelly Goodsel.

2008

2008

Viking Plastics expands globally by partnering with Poly-Cast in Suzhou, China.

2010

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

Mid 2011

VAPCo (Viking Assembled Products Company) begins.

Mid 2012

Mid 2012

The first class graduates from “Viking Academy”, which focuses on improving the culture at Viking Plastics and minimizing waste.

Mid 2012

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

Late 2012

Daily drumbeat meetings begin for all employees for sharing important business metrics, reports on improvements we make, ideas and team interactions.

2013

2013

Viking Plastics expands into the South American market through its partnership with Injequaly in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Early 2015

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

2017

Viking Plastics acquires Kentucky Manufacturing & Technology out of Louisville, KY.

2018

2018

Viking Plastics acquires Genesis Plastics & Engineering in Scottsburg, IN and Genesis Plastics Solutions in Jeffersonville, IN.

2019

Viking Plastics establishes a partnership with Mexico’s ISGO Manufacturing.

2020

2020

General Motors awards platinum supplier status to Viking Plastics.