DME Takes No. 2 Spot in National Quality Survey

Quality Leadership 100 Ranking Demonstrates Value Driven by Employee Commitment

Madison Heights, Mich. –– DME Company, a leading provider of mold technologies to the plastics processing industry, has earned the No. 2 ranking in the 2013 Quality Leadership 100 Survey.

DME jumped 28 spots on the list this year, coming in just behind Ford. Quality Magazine evaluated over 400 companies on a variety of quality measures that affect profitability and company value. DME’s Leadership Team was quick to credit employees for the high ranking against the world’s top-performing companies.

Bruce Wasilewski, DME’s Managing Director noted, “We have to thank our employees. Their unwavering commitment to quality has been instrumental in our overall success. Their continuous efforts to find new ways to improve products and processes allow us to be more efficient and focused on not only our business but also the customer experience.  Being recognized as one of the top providers in the country is a huge honor for all of us here at DME and a reinforcement of what we do every day.”

Added DME President Dave Lawrence, “From the early days of DMEs’ history, our founder I.T. (Ted) Quarnstrom instilled the value of high-quality into our culture.”

DME employs numerous quality programs in its everyday operations, and employees are routinely trained to encourage quality processes are implemented across all levels of departments.

In the Quality article about the list, Tim Pylak, DME’s Quality Supervisor, said “DME had to adapt to new industry requirements, the global economy, and international suppliers but some things have not changed, quality was always number one and to this day, I believe, it still is.”

According to Quality, the companies were evaluated on several criteria, including :

  • Continuous improvement and internal quality programs in place,

  • Contribution of quality to profitability and shareholder value,

  • Average number of hours monthly that employees receive quality training,

  • Scrap and rework as a percentage sales,

  • Warranty costs as a percentage of sales, and

  • Registration to various standards such as ISO.

About DME

DME Company is an essential mold technologies resource to customers worldwide. Through aggressive new product development, global product standardization and a powerful combination of in-house manufacturing centers of excellence and strategic global partnerships, DME is helping customers succeed in changing times. The company’s standard-setting, comprehensive product line — mold bases and components; mold making and molding supplies, hot runner and control systems and cold runner systems for elastomers — is backed by expert technical service every step of the way. DME also manufactures and sells standard tooling for the die-casting industry. DME Company LLC is part of the Milacron LLC family of companies that serve the plastics processing industry. Visit for more information.

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