About Agape

Agapé Plastics, Inc. provides value to a diverse customer base through creatively engineered solutions of custom injection molded and insert molded products.

As a family-owned business, we are committed to maintaining our award-winning reputation for client satisfaction. Our clients appreciate working with Agapé because they experience the benefits of our commitment to value added analysis and engineering; which means they consistently receive our best value and proven quality.

We proudly serve a global marketplace through sustainable practices and our products are American-made. We believe that by empowering and inspiring our expert team to do what they do best, we can achieve true success and 100% customer satisfaction.

History

1973

Agapé was founded in 1973 by Tom Alt and incorporated in 1980. By the late 1970s, we were providing injection-moldings to Steelcase and American Seating. We broke into the automotive business in 1983 with a two-bolt stud plate that was developed with GM's Oldsmobile Division. This product was patented, and became the springboard for a series of insert-molded fasteners that remain the core of our insert molding business.

1986

By 1986, we’d outgrown our facility as our production volume had increased exponentially and a warehouse space was added that helped us to accommodate the 15-20 shipments we made each month. Later that year Alt and his wife, Cindi, purchased a 20,000 square-foot facility where we spent the next twelve years. In 1987 we purchased an adjacent building and built a 7,000 square-foot addition to house our new interior parts paint line for our client, Prince Corporation.

1991

In 1991 we won a contract to provide large multi-insert fasteners to Saturn. Throughout the 1990s we continued to grow within the automotive industry. Utilizing our growing expertise in injection insert molding and our years of development work, we began to do molding work for Paulstra, Nascote, GM, Ford, and Chrysler. In 1995 we received ISO registration, in 1997, QS 9000 and in 2003, TS 16949 registration.

1999

We moved into our current facility in 1999. This plant had 54,000 square feet of manufacturing space and allowed us to continue to grow with customer demand. Today we produce various types of plastic molded parts – everything from insert molded shift levers that go onto Nexteer columns, to air bag retainers for TRW steering wheels.

2004

We received our TS 16949 Quality system certification in 2004, aligning ourselves with the industry requirements of our automotive customers.
 

2005

In 2005 we received our Minority Certification with the approval of Women Owned Business Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. This has helped our growth in automotive and allows us continued opportunity for expansion.

2009

Our molding capabilities increased to 1000 Ton Machines in 2009, allowing us to produce and supply the larger sized parts required by our customers.

2012

We increased the size of our facility with a 24,000 square foot expansion in 2012. This additional space accommodates the larger tonnage machines and manufacturing space that was needed due to growth and the acquisition of multiple new contracts.  

2015

We’re currently working on a proposed 2nd expansion that will allow for additional growth and molding capabilities in 2015 and beyond. 

Most importantly, our growth has been possible because of the support of our customers, employees, suppliers and the vision of Tom and Cindi Alt. Without everyone working together, our past and future success simply would not be possible.

MISSION STATEMENT

Agapé Plastics, Inc.'s highly skilled people provide services that exceed customer expectations by specializing in custom injection molding of high quality, cost competitive, insert-molded and value-added products. We aspire to maintain sound business practices resulting in profitable operations and steady growth while being environmentally conscious through the minimization of waste.

VISION STATEMENT

Agape Plastics, Inc. will provide value to a diverse customer base through creative engineered solutions of custom injection molded products. Our success will be achieved by empowering and inspiring our family of highly skilled people.