Save the Date for the 14th Annual Nicolet Walk / Run

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The 14th Annual Nicolet Walk/Run is almost upon us! Have you started your training yet?

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM and will circle the scenic 4.37 mile route around beautiful Maiden Lake.

Sponsored by Nicolet Plastics, LLC. and the Pirates of the Northwood’s Parrot Head Club, the event has raised over $72,000 benefitting area emergency response departments since 2003.


In Wisconsin, approximately 75% of emergency service workers are volunteers that are trained to help individuals in the event of a severe medical occurrence, car accident, and other life-threatening situation. These brave men and women put their own lives at risk each day to help others in need. As a special reward for these hardworking emergency professionals, proceeds from the Nicolet Run / Walk will be contributed to area emergency response departments to purchase life-saving equipment and training supplies.

The event site is located 80 miles northwest of Green Bay, or 40 miles east of Antigo and west of Marinette. Travel and hotel accommodations can be made through the Lakewood Area Chamber Website.

Organizations or individuals interested in event sponsorship should contact  Lee Ann Anderson at (715) 276-4269 or email

14th Annual Nicolet Palstics Walk Run

Nicolet Plastics’ 30th Anniversary & Open House


The history of plastics manufacturing goes back to the 1800’s and we couldn’t be more proud to have brought a part of America’s largest and most dynamic sector to our community. October is designated as Manufacturing Month in the state of Wisconsin and we are thrilled to be recognizing a major company milestone:

As we reflect on the growth of Nicolet Plastics since its inception in 1986, we acknowledge how truly grateful we are for our community’s support. In recognition of the next chapter for Nicolet Plastics, we’d like to invite you please join us for a special celebration.

Friday, October 21 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Nicolet Plastics
16685 State Road 32 Mountain, WI 53149

Event Features:

  • Facility Tours Led By On-Site Engineering & Subject Matter Experts
  • Meet & Greet With Local Dignitaries
  • Much More!

13th Annual Nicolet Walk/Run • June 18, 2016


The 13th Annual Nicolet Walk/Run will soon be upon us! Have you started your training yet? This year’s event will be held on Saturday June 18th, 2016 beginning at 9 AM and will again circle around scenic Maiden Lake. Co-Sponsors for this event, Nicolet Plastics and the Pirates of the Northwoods Parrot Head Club.

The event has been able to donate almost $66,000 to area emergency response departments since the event began in 2003. Besides being a way to raise needed funds for the area departments, it also provides an opportunity for friends and family to get some exercise and enjoy each other’s company while taking in the scenic beauty of Maiden Lake as participants make their way around the 4.37 mile route. Mark your calendar and plan on joining us for this year’s event.

Sign up forms will be available beginning April 1st at Lakewood Super Valu, Nicolet Plastics and other area businesses. You can also sign up online again this year by clicking 2016 Online Registration. Also, if you participated last year, you will be receiving a sign up form via mail or email. So find your exercise clothes, start training and pray for sunshine on June 18th !!

Join us on June 18th, 2016 as we walk or run around our 4.37 mile course along the edges of beautiful Maiden Lake in the Heart of the Nicolet Forest, Mountain, WI. We are situated about 80 miles northwest of Green Bay, or 40 miles east of Antigo and west of Marinette. Make weekend plans to stay overnight through the Lakewood Area Chamber Website

Corporate and local businesses are invited to sponsor teams. Come on out! Teams of 4 or more – $20 per person. Must register by May 27th to receive this price. Click here to download registration form.

Proceeds from our event will go to the Riverview Area Emergency Services. Contact LeeAnn at (715) 276-4269 or Email LeeAnn Anderson, with questions or if you are interested in being a sponsor.







Nicolet Plastics, Inc. “Live On Stage” at NPE 2015

Attendees at NPE 2015 will have an opportunity to learn more about Nicolet Plastics and our success with Quick Response Manufacturing and our Skills Matrix.

On Wednesday, March 25, Bob MacIntosh, President and CEO of Nicolet Plastics will be on stage at the Plastics News Booth at “NPE 2015”2014award-slide.

Bob will be interviewed at 1 p.m., in an interview that will cover a number of topics with custom injection molding.

The Plastics News Booth is located at W5145.

NPE 2015 to be the Largest Ever


Nicolet Plastics, Inc will be there !

See more at:

Nicolet and NPE 2015



The Nicolet Way of Quick Response Manufacturing

Recently Nicolet Plastics, Inc. was featured as a finalist for Plastics News Processor of the Year.

Click on the video link below to learn more about the “The Nicolet Way” of custom injection molding.

Processor of the Year Awards-Nicolet Plastics

QRM at Manufacturing First Oct. 22 at the KI Center

Bob MacIntosh and Rajan Suri of UW-Madison will present the case for QRM at Manufacturing First Oct. 22 at the KI Center in Green Bay.

The fourth annual Manufacturing First Expo & Conference will be held on October 22, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

Rajan Suri is the creator of Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) and  Professor of Industrial Engineering at UW-Madison

Nicolet Plastics wins Top Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

Custom Injection Molder Nicolet Plastics wins Manufacturer of the Year !Ford, Nicolet Plastics, and General Motors' Diana Tremblay claim top awards as manufacturing leaders of the year

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Three manufacturing leaders who demonstrated the ability to thrive in times of rapid change and turned global competitive challenges into growth opportunities were recognized this week with top honors in the ninth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards, presented by the Manufacturing Leadership Community, part of Frost & Sullivan.

At a gala awards ceremony at the Breakers Hotel attended by winners of the ML100 Awards, Diana Tremblay, vice president for North American Manufacturing at General Motors, was named Manufacturing Leader of the Year. This recognition is a result of her role in returning the company to firm financial footing and revamping GM’s plants ability to respond quickly as customers increasingly migrate to smaller, more fuel-efficient, and alternative-energy vehicles.

Also receiving top honors were Nicolet Plastics Inc. and Ford Motor Company.  Both companies were recognized for having carried out the most transformative projects reviewed this year by the ML100 distinguished panel of industry judges.  Nicolet was selected as the top overall project from among all 2013 ML100 Award winners with annual revenues of under $1 billion. Ford’s Enterprise Bill of Process initiative was selected as the top overall project from among all 2013 ML100 Award winners with annual revenues of more than $1 billion.

Seven winners of ML100 High Achiever Awards and three winners of the ML100 Editors’ Choice Awards were also announced. The High Achiever Awards are presented to a select group of ML100 Award-winning projects announced earlier this year.  High Achievers received the most votes from the judges in each of the seven ML100 Award categories. Winners of the Editors’ Choice Awards were selected by members of the Manufacturing Executive editorial staff which found them to be projects that represented great potential and captured the spirit of the ML100 Awards.

Also honored were winners of the ML100 Technology Partner Awards, President’s Awards, and President Awards Platinum Club, that played key roles in helping ML100 Award winners to achieve outstanding performance.

“Our heartiest congratulations go out to Diana Tremblay, Nicolet Plastics, the Ford Motor Company, and all of the top ML100 Award winners, ” said David R. Brousell, global vice president, research, and editorial director of the Manufacturing Leadership Community, whose businesses include the ML100 Awards program, the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, and the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “These manufacturing innovators have shown us all how manufacturing leaders can survive challenging times while excelling to create competitive advantage.”

“As we all know it’s a leadership award, but it takes a whole team of people,” said Tremblay of GM after receiving the top award. “On behalf of them I’d like to thank them for all the hard work they do.”

Nicolet Plastics was selected as the Small Manufacturer of the Year for its success in reinventing itself as an ultra-responsive provider of low- and moderate-volume parts in the face of rising global competition using a system called Quick Response Manufacturing to improve every part of the company.

“On behalf of all the employees of Nicolet Plastics who helped win this award, thank you,” said Bob Macintosh, the company’s president and CEO.

Ford Motor Company was honored as the Large Manufacturer of the Year for its Enterprise Bill of Process initiative which has transformed the way the company plans and executes its vehicle programs digitally on a global scale.

“I’d like to thank everyone on behalf of Ford Motors, and thank the Siemens and Ford teams for their work on this project,” said John Fleming, Ford’s executive vice president, global manufacturing and labor affairs. “I’d like to accept this award on behalf of all the Ford employees who make this happen.”

Want to Learn More About Quick Response Manufacuring ?

Interested in learning more about Quick Response Manufacturing, and the journey your company will experience as you become more fast, fluid, and flexible like Nicolet Plastics, Inc.  ?

Check out the following link to learn more about Quick Response Manufacturing !

The “1% Solution” and Nicolet Plastics, Inc.

What is the difference between winning and losing in today’s economy ?  How can today’s manufacturers separate themselves from the rest of the pack ?

Nicolet Plastics, Inc. recently attended the 2012 MAPP Benchmarking Conference on October 11th and 12th in Indianapolis,  sponsored by Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP), the only organization that works to provide plastics manufacturers with bottom line impacting programs & services.

We were fortunate to have heard the message from Tom Connellan, author of the book, “The 1% Solution”.  Tom conveyed that the difference between companies is no longer a wide gap, but just tenths of a percent and presented actionable ideas for attendees to incorporate into daily practices on the plant floor.

Think about the most recent Olympics, where the difference between winning Gold and Silver was just tenths of a second….

At Nicolet Plastics, we are focused on finding those opportunities to be better than the competition, and are consistently searching for ways to reduce costs to our customers….