The Escape Room Challenge

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

May 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We've all participated in the standard team building activities at work. The ladies at Davies Molding decided to take part in an escape room as a team building activity. None of us had done an escape room before, so we weren't sure what to expect.

An escape room is a game where you work together to solve various puzzles using clues and hints you're provided. The goal is to escape within the time limit provided. Each escape room has a story line that you learn about when you first enter the room.

In the escape room we participated in, we were all doctors in a laboratory. We had one hour to dismantle the "bomb" in the room and escape. We quickly realized that we needed to break into smaller groups to work on the various puzzles. Communication and organization were key!

Unfortunately, we were unable to escape in the hour time limit. We did have fun working together and learned that this team building event was very similar to work related situations. We needed all team members to work on various tasks and communicate what they found out to the group.

If you're looking for a great team building event, we highly recommend an escape room. We had fun, but more importantly, learned how to work better as a team.


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Global Petroleum Show- Day 2

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 9, 2016 2:34:31 PM

Day 2 turned out to be a great day at the GPS 2016 show in Calgary.  We had many visitors come by the booth to learn more about Davies and our Descender line of dissolvable frac balls.  We had one person think our frac balls were candy!  We added a disclaimer, to make sure nobody would eat them.  They are dissolvable, but not for human consumption.  This certainly became a topic of conversation.  

Yesterday, we had an opportunity to visit with one of our Heico sister companies, ARDCO.  They were displaying their impressive off-road equipment in the outdoor area at the show.

Today, is day 3 of the show.  It's the final day.  We'll give you a recap on the last day and closing of the show tomorrow.  Stay tuned!




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Global Petroleum Show- Day 1

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 8, 2016 10:19:52 AM

It was a beautiful day in Calgary yesterday with warm, sunny skies.  The perfect start to GPS 2016!  We set up the Davies Molding booth #2123 in the Corral exhibit hall at Stampede Park and were ready to go.  

We had many visitors come by to discuss our standard knobs, handles, cases and our custom plastic components.  But, with this being the Global Petroleum Show, there was a definite interest in our frac balls and the Davies Descender series of dissolvable frac balls.  As oil prices continue to rise, fracking activities are expected to pick up, creating a great opportunity for our frac balls.

We did have several visitors ask us about other possible applications for our DDP resins.  What a great idea!  Yes, we can produce other shapes and down-hole components using these resins!

We're looking forward to Day 2 and more great conversations with the attendees of GPS 2016!


Please visit to learn more about our Descender series and other products we manufacture.


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Heico Legal Partners Visit Davies Molding

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

May 20, 2016 2:56:54 PM

Davies Molding was happy to host The Heico Companies' top legal partners as part of its annual Year in Review.  The participants visited our facility in Carol Stream, IL, to see firsthand, how Davies makes such a wide range of knobs, handles, cases and custom plastic components.  Everyone had the opportunity to visit each of our departments: tool room, shipping, compression molding, injection molding and finishing.  They were given an overview of each department's capabilities and able to see our manufacturing process in action. The participants also had a chance to ask us questions.

We're always excited to showcase our products and capabilities to others.  To learn more about Davies Molding, please Click Here.





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US Representative Visits Davies Molding

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Apr 8, 2016 10:05:13 AM

Yesterday, we had the honor of having US Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) speak to all of our employees.  He is truly interested in helping US businesses maintain their strength in the world economy.  As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, he specifically talked about revising the US Tax Code to be more relevant to changing economic times.  He also talked of his recent trip to China and the troubles they are facing.


Congressman Roskam was very complimentary of our molding and secondary operations.  He viewed all the recent investments into the compression, injection, finishing and tooling departments within our operation.  He asked a lot of questions about the processes as well as what he could do to help.  It is refreshing to see our elected politicians actually reaching out to their constituents and local businesses regarding the current industry climate in Illinois and what they think Washington could do to protect small businesses.



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We're Giving Warmth This Holiday Season

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Dec 3, 2015 11:58:00 AM

The holiday season in upon us and here at Davies we like to give where we can. This year we are participating in One Warm Coat.  We're giving the gift of warmth this season!

One Warm Coat provides coats to those that are in need.  We are collecting coats and funds at Davies to help with this great cause. Each $1 that we donate helps to warm 2 people. We hope to provide warmth to many individuals in need this season with the coat drive.

If you would like to learn more about One Warm Coat or participate in our drive, please visit or email us at

Enjoy the spirit of giving!


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Summer Intern Field Trip- National Standard

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Aug 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

A couple of weeks ago, our marketing intern, Claudia, took a field trip with 11 other Heico interns to Niles, Michigan to tour National Standard.  

National Standard is a 108 year old wire production factory that is one of our sister companies.  They have 180 employees and work 3 shifts.  Their machines are running all day long.  From a raw and rusted spool of steel, they make a zinc covered wire.  National Standard's wire making process takes about 4 days to complete one spool.  Each month, they make close to 10,000 tons of wire.

This field trip was a great learning experience for our interns.  They were able to see another Heico company and learn about their manufacturing processes.


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RoHS Compliance: What does it mean?

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Aug 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Davies Molding products are RoHS-2 compliant. What exactly does that mean?

According to the RoHS guide website,, RoHS is an acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS originated in the European Union and it restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.

RoHS regulations were put in place to help eliminate dangerous substances. The substances that are tested for RoHS compliance are Lead, Cadium, Mercury, Hexavalent chronium, Polybrominated biphenyls and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

Why is RoHS compliance important?

It's important to us at Davies Molding because we want to eliminate the risks these elements create for the environment along with the health dangers.

To get a copy of our certificate of compliance for RoHS, please email



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Meet the Davies Molding Team- George

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 21, 2015 9:17:30 AM

We would like to introduce you to another Davies Molding team member.  Meet George, our Inside Sales Specialist.  He has been at Davies for over 8 years.

George previously attended College of DuPage and currently lives in Carol Stream, IL.  He enjoys spending time with family, participating in outdoor sport activities, swimming and watching soccer.



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Safety First- CPR & First Aid Training

Posted by Jenny DuPrey, Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Did you know that about 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved?  Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victims's chance of survival.  This is according to the American Heart Association website

Safety of our employees is something that we take very seriously here at Davies Molding.  We understand the importance and that is why we just held a CPR and first aid training course for our employees.

We certified a group of employees in CPR and first aid through the American Heart Association.  The training course taught us how to handle emergency situations that could arise at our plant.  We were taught first aid techniques for injuries and were trained in performing CPR and operating an AED machine.  These are all very important things that can help save lives as we wait for the medical professionals to arrive. This knowledge is something we will have available to use both at Davies and outside of work.

For more information on CPR and first aid training, please visit  Think safety first!



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