CPI, a division of Core Molding Technologies, was founded nearly 25 years ago in Winona, MN. The facility has quadrupled in size at its current location on Wilkie Drive. With approximately 100 employees, CPI is one of the Winona area’s major employers. The company is fortunate to have many employees who have been with the company nearly since its inception. You can see that the trees have grown over the years, so has the facility located behind them.
As a Division of Core Molding Technologies, CPI brings thermoplastic capabilities to its customer base while leveraging the resources of Core Molding Technologies, a leading manufacturer of fiber-reinforced plastic moldings.
CPI has been working with D-LFT since its inception. This unique experience base provides CPI customers with a wealth of resources and excellent capabilities. CPI specializes in producing large parts that have challenging performance requirements. The compression molding systems that CPI uses allows it customers to utilize parts with deep contours, inserts, intricate draw features and parts that require critical control of knit lines.
CPI received its newest press in January of 2013. A 5000 ton press which will allow CPI to make even larger parts than it does now. CPI is the manufacturer of the largest D-LFT parts in the world as they have taken assemblies and put them into a single part. The new press will allow CPI to make parts as large as 120 pounds, a full 36 pounds heavier than its current largest part at 84 pounds. The five systems at CPI provides reassurance and confidence as CPI is able to provide redundancy for every part it makes.