Jeco Plastic Products

Plainfield, Indiana


Jeco Plastic Products was founded in 1973. Jeco Plastic Products is a rotational molder and thermoformer of custom and standard products, active in both domestic and foreign markets.

Situation  

Both domestic and international customers require a transition from an earlier versions to ISO 9001-2015. This was a major undertaking and Jeco Plastic Products required outside assistance to make the change.

The company became increasingly active in Aerospace and Defense markets which required mandated cybersecurity measures. They needed assistance to put in place appropriate procedures and safeguards.

Solution  

Jeco ISO 9001-2015 implementation and Cybersecurity per DFARS Clause 252.204-7012

Results

Although most of the benefits will not be realized until 2021, in the first 12 months Jeco's sales increased by $400,000, and they retained sales of 20% of their current sales volume which they would otherwise have lost or seen diminish. They also increased their workforce by 30%, increased pay by 35%, substantially invested in working capital, R&D, capital equipment, as well as $15,000 in new information systems and software, and $40,000 in employee training.

"We could not have entered new markets nor remained in our existing international markets without assistance from MEP.

Proactive engagement was critical. We would never even have realized such assistance were available if Aaron Ramsey had not contacted us. Affordability was an early topic, and the grant relief allowed us to capitalize on such services despite our small size.

Understanding the organizational limitations of a small company resulted in the services being designed within those constraints. Matching the actual service providers with the type individuals in an SME made the services more meaningful and useful.

The personal skill levels of the service providers reflected both technical knowledge and personal experience, which made the assistance more useful and practical.

Follow up has been ongoing and extremely helpful. I have engaged many consultants in my business career. The engagements with MEP have been the most constructive, helpful and – enjoyable."

- Craig Carson, CEO, Jeco Plastics Products

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