OUR STRENGTHS

Design Focused on the Consumer

As a customer-focused operation, we seek to put the consumer’s needs first by creating high-quality products that last, and offering exceptional service along the way. At their core, our products are designed to make life easier.

Our Capabilities

Plastics in Production

Our Chicago plant manufactures a wide range of plastic-based consumer products, utilizing fully automated plastic injection molding presses fed by their own rail spur.

Cold Rolled Steel

While other corporations are abandoning American manufacturing, we’re the ONLY domestic manufacturer of steel ironing boards, creating jobs here in the Midwest in Seymour, Indiana.

Product Development Process

HPI has a long history of creating quality products that meet strict standards. We work with our customers to deliver innovative conceptual designs that are manufactured at the speed and volume the market demands.

Living an EcoLife

Through education, awareness and action, HPI is actively taking steps to become a greener company. We work proactively to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling scrap in our facilities and by using more energy-efficient equipment.

HPI History

1952

Home Products International was originally founded in Chicago, IL as Selfix, Inc. – a plastic hooks manufacturer

1962

Selfix, Inc. is acquired by the Ragir family and reaches a $1 million in annual sales

1976

Selfix, Inc. expanded and launched an English subsidiary to service the European market

1988

Selfix Inc completed its first acquisition and subsequently became list in the NASDAQ exchange

1990

Selfix acquired Independent Products Company and the Homecraft Division of Dynacast Inc

1995

Selfix Inc acquired Tamor Plastic Corp. and changed the company name to Home Products International on the NASDQ exchange

1998

HPI acquired Seymour Housewares – America’s largest supplier of laundry care products, Anchor Hocking Plastics Inc and Tenex Corp – a manufacturer of plastic storage bins and rolling carts

1999

HPI’s reached $300 million in annual sales and launched the flagship brand Homz

2001

Home Products International, now privately held, divested Plastics Inc.

2003

HPI launched the Durabilt Extreme Storage product line of plastic totes and bins

2008

HPI started using recycle resin as part of its sustainability program to lessen the burden of pollution ending up in landfills.

2010

HPI expanded its sustainability program to include the use of recovered paint, product packaging and recycled steel

2015

HPI has made enough all steel ironing boards to circle the globe more than 4.5 times

2019

HPI launched ECOstorage, a brand made from recycled plastic, and proceeded to use over 20 million lbs of recycled plastic by the close of the fiscal year

2019

Home Products International wins the International Houseware’s Show best booth design at the annual IHA Show

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