1966 – Cast Products, Inc. was founded by partners Adolph “Duffy” Paquet, Paul Salata and William Vichotka in Skokie, Illinois.

1971 – Relocated to Harwood Heights, Illinois

1983 – Relocated to existing and larger facility in Norridge, Illinois.

1987 – William Vichotka sold his interest in the company to remaining partners.

1987 – Acquisition of Nu-Die Tool, Co. in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

1989 – Purchased first Techmire four-slide die casting machine.

1992 – Founding partner, Adolph “Duffy” Paquet, retired after 26 years with Cast Products, Inc. and 42 years with Nu Die Tool, Co.

1996 – Founding partner, Paul Salata, retired following 30 years in die casting.

1996 – Transition to second generation ownership by Ron Paquet, Zoli Salata and Helen Salata.

1998 – Took delivery of the world’s first Techmire 8×8 die casting machine.

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2000 – Registered to ISO 9002:1994 quality system standard.

2002 – Awarded patent # 6,422,297 B2 for “quick change” die system.

2003 – Consolidated tooling operation to Norridge facility.

2004 – Upgraded to ISO 9001:2000 quality system standard.

2005 – Awarded patent # 6,874,561 for high speed scale.

2010 – Upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 quality system standard.

2013 – Added MAGMA5 mold simulation software to our design engineering department

2013 –  Entered Aluminum die casting arena and took delivery of  Frech 300 & 400 Ton Aluminum die cast cells.

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2015 – Paul Menzel becomes a partner

2016 – 50th Anniversary 1966 – 2016

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2017 – Second generation Owner Ron Paquet retires after 33 years of die casting

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