Brad Martin

Brad Martin is a Senior Account Manager with Ferriot and has been working in the plastics industry for nearly 30 years. He is based out of Chicago, IL.
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Supply Chain Manufacturing in the International Marketplace

Posted by Brad Martin on Dec 19, 2014 3:17:30 PM

One may wonder how it is possible for a plastics company located in Akron, Ohio to work with multi-national companies, serving their international market needs. For international companies that sell their product all over the globe, it does not make sense to invest in several production regions around the world. Instead, companies will partner with supply chain manufacturers in their own country to assist with subassemblies of their final product.

Supply chain manufacturing companies typically develop the part we’ve been contracted for and then we work to ship that part to the next facility for final assembly. This allows the company developing the product and the companies that work to build that product to act as more of a cohesive team. Since we are typically just a piece of the puzzle, attention to detail is crucial. Ordering, scheduling, tracking arrival times, and part inspection all play a role in the supply chain manufacturing process.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

7 Aspects to Identify When Designing Injection Molded Plastics

Posted by Brad Martin on Nov 25, 2014 9:28:00 AM

Are you looking to design, develop, or produce a component that needs to be injection molded to complete the project? Do you know what key aspects you need to identify as you go to design molded plastics?

When going into this process, you need to identify both the obvious and not so obvious! Below are 7 items for you to consider before launching your project. 

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Topics: Injection Molding

What are The Different Types of Resin?

Posted by Brad Martin on Nov 20, 2014 9:49:53 AM

When beginning the process of developing a plastic component through the injection molding process, one of the top priorities needs to be identifying the different  type or types of resin to be used on the product. While there is opportunity to customize the resins to fit the end use of the part, there are a wide variety of resins available, which opens up unlimited possibilities in design and function.   

The first step in the process is to identify the key physical attributes that the end product requires. Below is a list of properties the need to be evaluated:

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Topics: Injection Molding

How Ferriot is Different from Other Plastics Manufacturers

Posted by Brad Martin on Nov 6, 2014 11:23:00 AM

To introduce you to the Ferriot blog, I wanted to give you some insight to the company. As the newest employee, I feel that I have set of fresh eyes on who Ferriot is and how they compare to the rest of the industry.

When the opportunity came for me to join Ferriot as a Senior Account Manager, several things convinced me it was the right place for me.


  1. A strong company legacy with a history of growth and innovation. Ferriot’s history in plastics goes back over 70 years, with a family history in manufacturing that goes back 180 years. 
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Topics: Company Culture

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