Progressive Awarded “Best Places To Work” Recognition

Global supplier Progressive Components was recently named one of twenty Best Places to Work by Crain Communications publication, Plastics News.

To qualify as a Best Place to Work, companies must have a facility in the United States or Canada and have a minimum of 15 employees. The award is a survey driven competition designed to identify which participants are the best employers in the North American plastics industry. Of the 20 finalists, Progressive was named number seven.

"We are proud to have received this recognition on behalf of all on our team for everyone's work on creating a positive and engaged culture," stated Don Starkey, co-owner and chairman of Progressive Components. "All of the finalists are exceptional companies, and being named amongst them only further encourages us to continuously improve."

Progressive develops and distributes components for production injection molds and die cast dies, as well as its cloud-based platform for remote monitoring of production tooling.

In addition to its role in the manufacturing world, the company's team members work to give back to their communities. In 2003, Progressive established STAR Charities, a nonprofit organization that coordinates various food, clothing, and supply drives, which generate between $60,000 to $100,000 a year for recipients such as local food pantries, veterans, families, schools, and other nonprofit groups. STAR is entirely volunteer-based, employee-led and employee-driven, and hosts several annual events throughout the community.


Progressive Components International Corporation is based in Wauconda, Illinois, with additional locations and teams located in California, South Carolina, Singapore, Portugal, England, and Germany.