Case Studies


Project at a Glance

Client: Yellowstone Track Systems

Product: 20+ components

Diversified Plastics is versatile in many different aspects of plastics and processes, so they're able to help us with a variety of components at a cost effective price. Because they can machine, cast, injection mold and thermoform… we don’t have to!” With Diversified, we're able to concentrate on the larger focus of our company — designing and manufacturing our equipment and meeting our customers' evolving needs.

Doug Edgerton, President,
Yellowstone Track Systems

The Client Challenge

Yellowstone Track Systems is an innovative manufacturer of snow grooming systems for cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. It is also a growing Montana company whose product is in high demand. Yellowstone determined the most cost-effective way to keep up with orders and maintain quality was to outsource several plastic components to Diversified Plastics. Their requirements, part by part are pretty straightforward — tight tolerances and even tighter schedules.

The Diversified Plastics Solution

The Diversified Plastics team carefully reviews the specifications for each component and uses the most cost-effective method available, by part. Parts are injection molded, machined (manually and with CNC machines), cast out of urethane and thermoformed. We even combine processes when called for. For quick injection molding projects, we use aircraft quality aluminum materials for economical tooling. This speeds up the machining process and turns out molds faster than tool steel molds for quicker customer response time.

We became this customer’s fabrication partner — testing new designs, producing a wide array of components, incorporating a variety of materials, and reducing inventory with quick-turn production and just-in-time delivery — all of which helped to keep its operations as smooth as the trails its equipment grooms.

For more on this and other projects, contact:

Steve Jacobs 1-800-321-0084