Industry and Manufacturing
Plastisol Products, Inc.
Plastisol Products, Inc. has over 40 years of experience serving the powder coating and wet painting markets. Plastisol is capable of painting and coating a variety of substrates, including metals, plastic, glass and wood. Plastisol also offers top-quality powder coating services, an environmentally friendly option to painting.
President Donald Malcolm Jr. oversees operations at the company’s 51,000 square-foot facility at 1002 W. Republic Dr. in Addison. A family-owned business since its inception, Plastisol has remained committed to meeting customers’ individual needs while upholding the highest standards of the powder coating industry.
Porter Pipe & Supply Co.
Operating out of a 330,000 square-foot facility at 401 S. Rohlwing Rd. in Addison, Porter Pipe and Supply Co. has grown considerably over the years to become one of the leading area wholesale distributors to the plumbing and mechanical trades. The company was founded by Ralph Porter in 1976 and remains a family-owned enterprise under the ownership of Jim, Bud and Nick Porter.
A faith-based company, Porter regularly focuses on giving back to the community; volunteering with the Special Olympics and fundraising for Misericordia number among Porter’s annual charitable activities. Many of Porter’s employees live in Addison, and the company has prided itself on maintaining a fun, family-focused culture through four decades in business.
SWD Inc. is a metal finisher and fastener sorter company founded by Dick Delawder in 1980. For over 25 years, SWD has specialized in black oxide, a conversion coating that provides corrosion protection and gives a rich, black appearance to parts manufactured by area customers. SWD has grown steadily over the years, from relatively humble beginnings in a 20,000 square-foot space, to the company’s current 170,000-square-foot facility at 910 S. Stiles Dr.
A family-run operation, SWD employs a diverse group of roughly 200 people. Recently, the company held a job fair with the intention to hire as many as 25 new team members in 2018.