Although Joe Volltrauer established Volt Industrial Plastics in 1992, the company's roots actually stem from 1952, when Joe came to the United States from Vienna. Along with his worldly possessions, he brought with him the European work ethic that provided the foundation for the business that he eventually launched.
“Work hard and do it in such a way that you can take pride in what you do," Joe says of his values and those of his company.
Initially, Joe landed a job as an apprentice tool and die maker for Acme Tool & Die in Chicago at which he particularly loved the challenge of mold making.
“It’s like an artist sculpting,” he explained, and Joe Volltrauer has a lot of the artist in him. In 1973, he started his own company, JV Tool, and a couple of years later moved to Arkansas where he designed his exceptionally functional, high quality molds for manufacturers of plastic components, including plastic fastener makers in the region.
For its customers, JV Tool was a problem solver, a quality improver, a cost saver. In 1992, Joe decided he could use all of his mold and tool making expertise to efficiently produce quality plastic fasteners in his own company, so he founded Volt Industrial Plastics. He infused the entire company with his uncompromising dedication to quality and service and shared his knowledge – and his love –of tool and mold making.
His willingness to put profits back into the business to buy state-of-the-art computer-aided manufacturing equipment has enabled Volt to achieve an exceptionally efficient and responsive organization. In addition, he has attracted people who share his dedication and his skills. And, as with every truly successful company, it is the people that have made the difference.
VIP produces plastic screws and nuts (both standard and metric), license plate screws and nuts, Christmas tree clips, rivets, wire and cable routing clips, printed circuit board hardware, dowels, washers, spacers, tapped spacers and many other fasteners. We also have an aggressive tooling program in place that adds new tools and produces new parts every year.
In response to the increasing demand generated for our competitively priced, quality plastic fasteners over the past twenty years, VIP relocated manufacturing operations to a 65,000-square foot facility.
The new location is over two and one half times larger than the previous facility and includes additional warehouse space for finished goods and raw material inventories—plus, there is additional manufacturing space which houses the latest state-of-the-art tool making and production equipment: EDM machines, top-of-the-line CNC-EDM sinker, a CNC milling center and a CNC lathe. To be specific, the facility holds over one billion plastic fasteners, which can be shipped the same day or the next day depending on the time the order is received.
With a heritage of growth and hard work, VIP expansion indicates our commitment to our customers and our future.