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Davies Molding celebrates 80 years with picnic luncheon Aug. 22

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  • Davies Molding located in Carol Stream, IL

    Davies Molding located in Carol Stream, IL

Becky McMorrow

Davies Molding will host a picnic luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 22, to celebrate its eighth decade in the plastic molding business. The picnic will take place on the company's lawn at 350 Kehoe Blvd in Carol Stream, IL, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Members from the local business community and press are invited to attend the luncheon and tour the facility.

Harry Davies began the company in 1933 with only seven molding presses and three punch presses in downtown Chicago. Known as a phenolic molder, Davies manufactured numerous parts including knobs, handles, cases, ashtrays, and custom plastic components.

It continued to grow during World War II and thrived afterwards, expanding its products and capabilities. The once small plastic molding company that stood in the Loop is now located in Carol Stream and is the largest manufacturer of plastic knobs and handles today.

"Our 80 anniversary is a real tribute to the quality products that we produce, and our commitment to meeting the plastic needs of our customers," says Derran Smith, President of Davies Molding, LLC. "Being one of the few molders that are efficient in Compression, Injection and Transfer molding, we offer a much wider range of custom molded services and materials to the marketplace. We plan to continue growing and developing innovative products well into the future."

Davies' knob or handle can be found on countless products including industrial machinery, lighting equipment, lawn & garden equipment, power tools, cookware, barbecue grills, food processing equipment, medical & lab equipment, electronic equipment, fitness & recreational equipment, and more. Davies, an ISO 9001:2008 company, is dedicated to providing top quality customer service, along with low minimum order quantities and short lead times.

Read the full interview with Davies' President Derran Smith on our blog at:

For more information about our company or products please contact Davies Molding, LLC, toll-free -- 800-554-9208, fax -- 630-510-9944, web --, or email --