Metro Custom Plastics

“Let Us Turn Your Ideas Into Plastic”

Metro Custom Plastics has been incorporated in the State of Texas since 1972. During the past 40 years, it has honed its skills in the plastic injection molding industry. Metro Custom Plastics is committed to the pursuit of continuous improvement of quality products that meets, or exceeds, its customer’s expectations.

Metro Custom Plastics conducts design, prototyping, R&D and testing capabilities in addition to its manufacturing. Its committed engineers can transport your product from concept to design to final molding with ease.


The Situation

Metro Custom Plastics was established in Arlington, Texas in 1972. From its inception, its goal was to establish a target market and outperform its competitors in this market.


The Solution

Metro Custom Plastics decided to partner with TMAC, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate in Texas for support in improving its processes to achieve a competitive edge.

Metro’s partnership with TMAC began in 2007. Since then, Metro Custom Plastics has:

Implemented Lean Manufacturing (Lean 101, Value Stream Mapping, Lean Pull Kanban, Kaizen Events, Lean Coaching and Lean Office) Implemented an ISO 9001 Quality Management System to market itself to a more diverse market. TMAC continues to support Metro Custom Plastics by conducting its internal audits and facilitating its management reviews.

Requested other services such as translated training, a safety gap assessment, an E3 Assessment and training to focus personnel on Energy, Environment and Efficiency Improvements.


The Results

Production improvement from implementing Lean Manufacturing has increased Metro’s capacity, productivity and profitability. Implementing a Quality Management System has established a systematic business process. Metro Custom Plastic is laser focused on customers; customer satisfaction is excellent and it remains very cost competitive.


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