That's A Wrap!

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Aug 23, 2017 1:02:12 PM

As summer comes to a close, so does our time with our summer interns. This summer, we had Steve and Erin working in the Marketing department and Joe working in the Engineering department. Here is what they had to say about their experiences:


Being an economics student, I deal a lot with numbers and theory. While at Davies, I was able to focus on applying what I have learned in school to solve real world business problems. In doing so, I completed projects involving market analysis, lead generation, customer relations, and online marketing. It was very rewarding to see my work make a difference for the business.

Everyone at Davies was very welcoming and always encouraging me to learn. I was often invited into meetings even if I was not involved with the project because my mentors knew that I wanted to be exposed to as much as possible. I was very fortunate to be exposed to a variety of business functions from marketing to sales and even engineering. I now have a better idea of what I want to do with my career and what to expect when I enter the business world. For now, I am focused on having a strong senior year that will set me up for success in the future.


This past summer, I worked as an Engineering Intern for Davies and absolutely loved my experience. I came in with very minimal 3D modeling skill, no knowledge of what an ECN (Engineering Change Notice) was, no idea what a Cable Gland was (or what it did), and could have never begun to guess what an Insert Press was. As my 14 weeks end, I have not only attained THAT knowledge, but MUCH, MUCH MORE! Davies has provided me with opportunities to engage in communication through emails, refine my modeling ability, understand work world engineering terminology, such as ECN, and meet a host of wonderful co-workers in the factory and in the office.

Throughout my time here, I have learned what it means to be a professional and have grown as a person and an employee. I have learned to value relationships at every level of the employment chain, but more importantly, treat everyone with the same level of respect and gratitude and come in every day ready to work and perform.  Davies has been a truly monumental stepping stone towards my professional career because of everyone's willingness to help me learn, challenge my abilities, and let me work on projects unavailable at college. It has been a true pleasure to intern for Davies Molding, LLC!

Post-internship, I head back to Iowa State University to start my Junior year! I will continue rugby, study abroad during the spring semester in Limerick, Ireland, and hope to continue my academic successes to attain an internship again next Summer! As much as I am looking forward to college, it will be tough to leave this wonderful company! Thank you, Davies, for everything! It has been an absolute pleasure!


Coming into this internship, I was not sure what to expect.  I didn't know the first thing about knobs, handles, or cases. However, this internship turned into a fantastic learning opportunity for me.  I not only learned about Davies Molding products, but about the marketing, sales, customer relations, event planning, and so much more that goes on behind the scenes.  Everyone always kept us busy and was dedicated to helping us learn as much as possible from this experience. This summer was a great opportunity to develop my professional skills, interact and network with people from a variety of fields, and receive feedback and tips from company executives that will surely help me in the business world.  I feel a great deal more confident as I enter my senior year and the work force after graduation.  I couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team of welcoming, dedicated, and hardworking individuals here at Davies! 




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New Additions to the Two-Shot Pull Handle

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Aug 17, 2017 11:20:56 AM

Our most popular handle, the Two-Shot Pull Handle, is now available in even more center-to-center dimensions! Molded with a glass reinforced Nylon substrate and an overmold Thermoplastic Elastomer rubber (TPE), these are sure to provide extra comfort and style.

Other great features include:4571.png

  • Wide range of colors and center-to-center dimensions.
  • ¼" thru-holes with recess top for mounting hardware.
  • Non-slip comfortable grip that is durable and resistant to scratches.
  • RoHS and REACH Compliance.

View our full product listing here, or contact our inside sales team at for more information.

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The Adjustable Handle Is Here!

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Aug 8, 2017 7:56:19 AM

Introducing the most versatile Davies handle!  We are now offering these Adjustable Two-Point Pull Handles with adjustable center-to-center mounting hole locations.  This new feature provides mating to a variety of fixed mounting hole dimensions.  

More of its great features include:

  • Universal end caps made out of 33% Glass Filled Nylon for exceptional load qualities.  Reinforced delrin rod is also available in different lengths.
  • A robust and ergonomical design that adapts to a wide array of products in many applications.
  • Preassembled rod and set screws underneath the mounting ends for quick fastening of the handle to your desired dimension.
  • Top mount holes on handle ends for 1/4-20 and M6 threaded cap screws. 

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Click here for more information or contact us at to request a quote.

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Meet the Newest Davies Team Member, Judy!

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 26, 2017 10:15:00 AM

We're thrilled to Judy Picture 2.jpgwelcome the newest addition to the Davies Molding family, Judy!  Judy will be working in our inside sales department.

Judy is originally from Chicago and currently lives in Elmhurst with her husband, Joe.  She has 3 children, Jeremy, Jake, and Jenna.  Her son Jake and his wife are expecting a baby girl in September, and this will be Judy's first grandchild! Needless to say, she's excited.  Judy also has a new puppy, Ernie (old English sheep dog), who is only 5 months old.

When she's not hard at work, Judy likes to watch the Blackhawks and White Sox play, like a true Chicagoan.  She also loves shopping, especially for antiques.

Welcome to the team, Judy!

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We're Going Green, One Bottle at a Time

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Out with the old, in with the new!  In our case, that's disposable cups and stainless steel water bottles.  Here at Davies, we know how important it is to be environmentally friendly AND stay hydrated, especially during these hot summer months.  So, last week, we held Hydration Day for the entire company. 

All employees received a stainless steel reusable bottle by Zippo that they can fill up at Gatorade and water stations in their departments. These double wall vacuum bottles are designed to keep warm drinks warm for up to 6 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours! They hold 17oz of liquid, and have a push button lock/unlock feature to prevent spills.  Best of all, they help reduce waste and damage to the environment.


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We know how important it is to do our part, so we are very proud of the efforts made this week to help the environment, and we hope they will have a positive effect on the environment as well as our employees!


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It's Intern Season!

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 17, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Davies Molding recently had the pleasure of welcoming the interns and their mentors from The Heico Companies for the third year in a row. 

We began the day with a presentation by our engineering intern, Joe, in which he explained the different molding processes and product offerings here at Davies.  It was fantastic to hear Joe share what he has learned through his education and time here at Davies. 

Intern visit 2017.3.jpgNext, we led the groups through the warehouse, where they were able to see first-hand the injection, compression, finishing, and shipping departments.  This was a first for many visiting a manufacturing plant.  Many shared that it was interesting to see how the parts were made.  Now every time they see a knob or handle or look through a hardware store, they'll keep their eyes out for Davies Molding products!



It was great to share with our guests the day-to-day operations here at Davies.  Everyone here is a crucial part of the team, so it was great to introduce them to some of our employees.  We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for Davies with Heico interns in the future!

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The Miles to Niles

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 14, 2017 9:30:14 AM

Davies Molding has sister companies all over the world. One of those companies happens to be Spartan Tool located in Niles, Michigan.  This week, our interns Erin, Steve, and Joe were able to join the rest of the Heico Companies's summer interns on a trip to see the facility.




After being greeted by the staff there, they learned about the history of the company, which was founded in 1943 and acquired by The Heico Companies in 1979.  After a major fire in 2003 destroyed the entire Spartan Tool facility in Mendota, IL, the plant relocated temporarily to Mishawka, IN and finally to its current location in Niles, MI in July 2015. 





Next, the group learned about the product lines, all of which can be found on their website and are listed below:

  • Cable Machines
  • Cables
  • Cart, Trailer and Skid Hydro-Jetters
  • Camera Inspection and Location
  • Trenchless Excavation




The group was then given a tour of the facility, where they learned about various departments, from cable production to shipping.






A main focus of the visit was learning about one of the principles upon which the company operates, LEAN.  Essentially, LEAN promotes accountability, efficiency, organization, and the elimination of waste.  



President Kevin Walsh, having used LEAN successfully at other companies, came to Spartan in 2016.  By bringing the concept of LEAN to Spartan, Walsh was able to implement many positive changes.  Employees now feel like a much more integral part of the team.  All employees are able to suggest changes.  The clean, organized, and efficient facility was a testament to how the implementation of LEAN was truly beneficial to Spartan.



Click here for more information on Spartan Tool!


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A New Partnership Has Been Formed

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Davies Molding is excited to announce that we have partnered with a new distributor, Master Electronics. Master Electronics is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. They are a leading distributor of electronic components.

To read more about our parternship, please visit:





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Proudly Made in the USA

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 29, 2017 11:26:00 AM

The 4th of July is just around the corner and that means there will be fireworks, BBQs and parades all celebrating America's birthday. As we celebrate our country, we at Davies Molding, like to celebrate that we were born in the USA and continue to manufacture here.

Davies Molding has been in business for over 80 years. We got our start in Chicago, IL in 1933. We still reside and manufacture in Illinois. Our 99,000 square foot facility is now located in Carol Stream. We are proud to have a dedicated team that manufactures knobs, handles and other plastic components in the USA. Our molding capabilities include: injection, compression, transfer and two-shot injection molding.

To learn more about our products that are made in the USA, please visit our website.

We would also like to share other companies and products that are USA made with you. Please look at the websites below to learn more.



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Interning at Davies Is Hard Work, but We Think He Can Handle It.

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 27, 2017 10:15:00 AM

We are very excited to welcome another marketing intern to our Davies family, Steven. Steven is from Elmhurst, Illinois and will be entering his senior year at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana this fall. He is studying economics and global markets and is interested in how governments handle global economic issues.

Steven enjoys playing basketball with his friends and watching movies, especially those directed by Quentin Tarantino and Stanley Kubrick. Steven also helped found a fraternity on  the University of Illinois campus, where he served as treasurer for three semesters. 

So far, Steven has helped work on multiple projects. He has done market price analysis, has worked with analyzing the Davies customer base and is learning all about our standard product line. Steven will continue to work on various marketing related projects the remainder of the summer.

Steven is looking forward to gaining some real-life business experience and hopes to learn more about supply chain management and marketing. He believes that his experience as a Davies intern will help point him in the right career direction after graduation. 

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